Over the course of the 2016 summer many Northeast Multisport members had the opportunity to take part in one of the NEMS/Peak Triathlon Coaching Ironman training camps.
These camps are an opportunity to train on an Ironman course and surrounding area. Each camp is timed as preparation for the race. Athletes have the chance to train with likeminded athletes and pick the brains of the coaches at the camp. Some participants are training for the full 140.6, while others are familiarizing themselves with the course. The weekends are filled with great training and relaxation. Not to mention, plenty of fun memories!
This year included…
Ironman Lake Placid
June 23rd-26th: Lake Placid, NY
Ironman Mont Tremblant
July 28th-31st: Mont Tremblant, Québec
September 8th-11th: Cambridge, Maryland
August was another very busy month for NEMS, including two major races both on August 21st!
Nearly 30 Northeast Multisport members took on the Timberman 70.3 course in Gilford, NH! With so many familiar faces on the course it was uplifting to hear so many cheers while racing. With such a strong showing and outstanding performances, Northeast Multisport won 1st place in the Division IV Ironman Triclub Program! NEMS also had the second high number of points overall for the event.
Many members raced with Make-A-Wish, raising almost $20,000, enough to grant wishes to 2 children facing life threatening illnesses. Those Wish Racers also had the opportunity to have a meet and greet with professional female triathlete Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae on the Saturday before. Ironman featured the visit in their article!
Meanwhile in Mont Tremblant, Québec, 9 NEMS members tackled the 140.6 course, in the rain! The day was long and the rain certainly posed a challenge, but that did not stop these racers from putting their all out on the course and having a good race. A few familiar faces were even featured in the 2016 Mont Tremblant video!
We had two members racing at the Age Group Nationals in Omaha Nebraska on August 13-14, congratulations to both for making NEMS proud!
Check out our featured member Timberman 70.3 race recap here!
July held plenty of training and racing for Northeast Multisport members!
The month kicked off with a fun run on July 1st, the Millennium Red, White, and Brews Beer Relay. Taking place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, the event featured relay teams of 4 people racing 1 mile each after drinking a can of beer (or soda)! A dozen team members enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
On July 10th, 22 NEMS members raced the Olympic distance triathlon at Mass State in Winchendon, Massachusetts. The course was packed with familiar faces, and the finish line was full of high fives. Many great performances on the course and even a beer tent to celebrate with teammates at the end of a good race!
On July 24th 6 NEMSers took on the full 140.6 at Ironman Lake Placid in NY, even claiming a 4th place finish in the male 25-29 age group! Congratulations Steve!
On July 23rd a group got together at Ellacoya State Park to do a recon ride of the 56 mile Timberman 70.3 bike course. Both veterans and first timers had a good time getting more practice or familiarizing themselves with the course.
Lucas Pozzetta had the first win of his professional career at the Boston Triathlon on July 31st. Congratulations Lucas!
Overall July 2016 was a packed and successful month for Northeast Multisport!
Check out our featured member race recap of Lake Placid 140.6 here!
As May slipped into June, the triathlon season kicked into high gear. And NEMS members were ready! Though the month held a myriad of races, here were a few of the highlights:
On June 4th and 5th, the Quassy Olympic and Half took place in Lake Quassapaug of Middlebury, Connecticut. A challenging course full of climbs up rolling hills and rewarding views. The weekend includes both the Olympic and half distances, with members of Northeast Multisport racing both.
On June 12th over 25 NEMS members took on our home turf course at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon. Other than the racers there were also many familiar faces volunteering on the course. It is always a great showing for the team! A fun course for racing, and friendly environment for those finishing their first triathlons.
On June 18th a dozen NEMSers took on the Patriot Half in East Freetown, Massachusetts. A popular race with a great reputation, it was a good day to race for many. Congratulations to Stacy for winning her age group!
The very next day on June 19th NEMS racers faced a tough course with hot and humid conditions at Syracuse 70.3. The course was updated this year, and added 500 additional feet of climb. But that didn’t stop NEMS racers from winning second place in Division IV for the Ironman Triclub Program!
Other June races included Ironman Raleigh 70.3, Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, and Ironman 70.3 Mt. Tremblant. Needless to say, members kept busy!
Check out our featured member race recap of Syracuse 70.3 here!
On Saturday May 21st, 12 Northeast Multisport members braved the cool water and hills in the Sprint and Olympic distances at the King Pine Triathlon in Madison, NH!
From first time to returning triathletes, NEMS members had a strong presence on the course. Congratulations to all of the athletes that raced!
Check out our member race recap here!
Nearly 40 NEMSers came out for the annual group ride through the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this year.
Starting in Lincoln, riders had several options for a scenic out and back route ranging from 30 to 120 miles and 3,500 to 7,700 feet of climb. The route was full of beautiful views from start to finish. Not to mention lots of climbs, speedy descents, and cold winds!
The ride was the perfect chance to enjoy the New England spring weather and test out those early season legs. Best of all, it was an opportunity to bond with team members.
Check out our featured member blog here!
Northeast Multisport members took on two of the early season races and had a lot to show for all of the hard early season training!
The destination race for this year was the the Florida 70.3 in Haines City, FL. Nearly a dozen team members tackled this this spectator friendly course, with a freshwater swim, moderately hilly bike course, and 3 loop run.
NEMS racers won third place in Division IV for the Ironman Triclub Program, qualifying the team for tri-club championships at Ironman Puerto Rico 70.3 in 2017.
And our very own Colin Cook won second place overall for the event, with a 4:14:36 finish.
Meanwhile Lucas Pozzetta completed his first professional 70.3 race in Galveston, Texas. He finished 25th among the 54 pros with a time of 4:03:52. Way to go Lucas!
Congratulations to all on a great start to the 2016 racing season!
Check out Colin’s race report here.
Tri-Mania in Boston marked the unofficial kick off of the 2016 triathlon season! The day is packed with a plethora of educational seminars led by seasoned experts, hands on workshops and clinics, and an expo of over 80 exhibitors. It helps triathletes of all levels get more prepared for the upcoming season. Northeast Multisport members had the chance to explore the different offerings and take on the team competitions hosted that day.
Northeast Multisport had 3 teams competing, the Orange, Blue, and White teams. Each team consisted of up to 12 athletes, fewer if athletes doubled up on events. The event covered all three legs of the triathlon: swim, bike, and run.
The first competition of the day was the 4 x 1600m relay track run, set at the Boston University indoor track. Each team consisted of four runners, and each runner completed 1600m. Mike Reilly lent his voice to the event.
Next up on the agenda for the day was the indoor time trial at the Boston University’s Rec Center. The cyclists took their designated spots on the expo floor to race the simulated 10K course, climbing hills and cruising downhill. Different waves ran throughout the day, giving spectators a chance to cheer on teammates!
Swimmers took to the Boston University Rec Center pool in groups of four. Each swimmer swam 200 yards relay style, completing 800 yards for the team. The laps were timed officially by a time keeper, but swimmers could hit the timer on the wall to update the scoreboard and see how they stacked against the other teams. The official results for the day can be found here.
In addition to the competitions, seminars, and workshops, several Northeast Multisport members had the opportunity to meet the one and only “voice of Ironman” himself, Mike Reilly!
And our very own Colin Cook gave his expert advice in his seminar on the importance of cadence to the triathlete training.
Overall the day was packed with excitement and great information to carry into the 2016 season and beyond!
The offseason provides Northeast Multisport members with a few extra minutes in our schedules to catch up on the latest information in the triathlon world. Throughout the offseason the teams meets to discuss different topics and learn different ways to improve our own training.
This offseason covered a variety of topics, which included:
October 2015: The team met at Gooddale’s Bike Shop, where Trent Hayden gave a talk on the topic of concentration, specifically “The role of concentration and focus in athletic training and competition”. The talk was followed by discussion by athletes about personal experiences on the course for varying distance races.
November 2015: The team met at Apple Therapy at the Executive, where Karen Biskovich gave a talk about neuromuscular activation, and Apple Therapy did a gait analysis demonstration. Team members had the opportunity to practice a few exercises to incorporate neuromuscular activation into their own routines.
January 2016: The team met at Conway Arena with Dr. Jeff Donatello, a specialist in Functional Medicine and Nutrition, who gave a talk about “How to Improve Cycling Power by Diminishing Inflammation”. He covered the four new blood tests that measure inflammatory biomarkers, the six most inflammatory foods you can eat, and the new science behind reversing inflammation naturally. There was also the bonus topic of It’s the Nerve! which team members had the chance to sample.
February 2016: Colin Cook presented his Trimania topic of “Cadence is King: Everything You Need to Know About Running Cadence and How it Can Make You a Better Runner” at the Nashua YMCA. He covered the value of running cadence, how to track it and what tools to use, what to target, and how to use cadence to become a faster runner.
March 2016: The North American CEEPO distributors from Québec visited NEMS members at the All Out Cycle in Nashua. Team members had the opportunity to learn more about the CEEPO story, bicycle aerodynamics in triathlon, the importance of proper positioning, and the specific designs of CEEPO bike models.