Fox Cities Triathlon Club

Meeting Notes

Saturday, January, 19th, 2008 Noon

Homestead Meadows, Appleton

A few brave Foxes came at 10:00 and enjoyed a sunny, but crisp winters snowshoe/skiing, before the meeting.

Thank you went out to Steve Nagy, owner of Homestead Meadows for his hospitality. Although he was technically closed, he opened up for us, and spend much time plowing aside the snow for parking. Steve shared with us that he is a 30 year ‘would be’ triathlon; maybe we can change that??

Also Thank You to Kelly for the hot coco, and treats, they were enjoyed and appreciated by all.

A “Warm”Welcome to Mark Winter, new owner of Griffin Bikes who flew in from Texas!! It should be noted that Tony Free, who has worked with our club in the past will still be very involved with Griffin Bikes and the Fox Tri club. We look forward to working with Mark as well in the future to provide us with excellent bikes. will have a lactic thresh hold testing weekend, next weekend at Gear N Up, from 7-12…more info. To follow.

Please pick up your clothing orders and pay for them at Aurora!! Last call or you risk having them sold.

Also, new clothing orders need to be turned in before or by March. Fox Tri Helmets are really awesome and HALF PRICE!! Lots of other neat items, swim suits, TRI suits, bike shorts, bike tops, ect.

Send an e-mail to Katie if you are interested in the Find a Fox mentoring. Hook up with a newbie; e-mail them once a week to see how things are going, offer advice, ect. You only need to have completed a triathlon to share your experience.

The Saturday before the High Cliff Tri, Uno’s will be having a fund raiser for the club. Eat there and 15% of the bill goes to the club!!! More to come later.

Fox 5K coming up in June, more information to come later.

Junior Foxes Boys Brigade: Assistance needed for coaching youth swim/bike in getting the youth ready for the Oshkosh Tri. Please e-mail Tom at (Hope that is correct) -

Swim clinic is coming up Feb. 10, 17, 24th at Edison Pool, still can sign up. PRTRICOACH.COM Now is the perfect time to improve your swim skills and get ready for triathlon season. I’ll see you there!!

Peter Victor is our member with the tri fox license plate! He is also putting together the 2nd annual Great Escape to Door Co. It will be at the Alpine Resort in July.

Our Featured Guest Speakers:

Jim & Janine Boldra: 25 Years of Lessons Learned

Here are a few tips they shared:

· Sweat the details

· Consistency in your training and rest

· Strength and flexibility training, Core, as you are you loose strength

· Training Log your training, how you feel, and race results.

· Race Simulation Workout: Train how you plan to race so you know how your body responds. What works for you for nutrition, experiment with that ahead of time. Don’t try anything new that day! Longer events are especially important when it comes to nutrition.

· No perfect plan.

Don’t go it alone, use your fox tri’s, mentors, coaches, ect. And race with in your current fitness, have fun!

Here are a few Triathlon Trivia Questions they shared:

Q. What was the 1st TRI in Wisconsin?

A. Wausau, 1980 sponsored by Miller Lt.

Q. When and where was the 1st TRI in the Fox Valley?

A. Plaman Park in 1981.

Q. What race was the first IM Qualifier in WI?

A. Milwaukee IM 1984.

Thank you to the Bollard’s for all of there information!

Next Meeting is Feb. 10th at Lambeau, see e-mail blast for details!

Respectfully Submitted,

Julie Hintz