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2015-06-01: June Newsletter

posted Jun 1, 2015, 2:13 PM by Sound Training   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 5:34 PM ]
May was a busy month with beautiful weather and many great training opportunities, but now that we're headed into June, there are frequent racing opportunities for all ability levels! We're super excited for our relay teams at the Issaquah triathlon, an upcoming transition to open water swims, and being able to cheer on our teammates at all the upcoming races!

Coach's News

*** Summer Training Schedule ***

Now that the weather is more reliable and we have more hours of sunlight, we'll switch to a new training schedule starting on Tuesday June 16th. Details are still TBD, but this will include a morning open water swim workout at Madison Park, where the water is relatively calm, clear, and there is a long shallow area which is perfect for those who are new to open water swimming. There are also buoys a bit farther out for those who are comfortable in open water and are looking to do longer intervals. If you're not an active member of Sound Training and Race but would like to join in the fun, please contact us!

*** LA Fitness Memberships ***

Several of us will be joining the new LA Fitness in West Seattle. They've extended an offer to our group that will waive the initiation fee, and the ONE-DAY registration will take place tomorrow, June 2nd. Even without being part of the group, there are great deals available (particularly for families), so we encourage you to consider joining as well! 

Upcoming Events

*** Team Pasta Dinner ***

WHEN: Friday, June 5th, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
WHERE: The Old Spaghetti Factory (downtown Seattle)
Get to know your other teammates while you carb load before the Issaquah Triathlon Relay Event or meet your fellow teammates of SOUND! Plus receive your race packets, go over the course, sort out carpooling, and talk about what to expect on race day. Friends and family are welcome, so please let us know if you plan on attending so that we can update our reservation!

*** Issaquah Triathlon Relay ***

Come cheer on your teammates on Saturday, June 6th! We've got four relay teams entered into the Issaquah Triathlon, and a few others who may be racing the full distance. The races start around 7am, but arrive early to make sure you don't miss out on the excitement!

*** More June Events ***

* Special discount available to Sound Training and Racing members! 

Race Recaps

*** Ironman Texas - May 16th, 2015 ***

Congratulations to Erich Knaak on completing his first Ironman! Erich registered for the race nearly a full year in advance, and overcame all the normal obstacles that come with endurance training, plus various personal challenges, and arrived ready to battle the sun, heat, and 140.6 miles that Texas had to offer! It has been a great pleasure getting to know Erich along his Ironman journey, and we look forward to training with him more in the future! Congratulations Erich on an amazing accomplishment! For all the details, check out his great Race Report!

Erich Knaak crossing the finish line of his first Ironman IN STYLE!

*** Capital City Half Marathon ***

Congratulations to our very own Coach Jennifer for finishing 2nd overall female in the Capital City Half Marathon! What an amazing accomplishment and impressive comeback from a broken ankle in early December! Your diligence with physical therapy treatments and exercises, and patience with returning to running has paid off dividends! You are back and well positioned for a fantastic season! Congratulations on a fantastic race!


Sponsor Space

Raise The Bar Events
This month we'd like to highlight Raise The Bar Events for organizing fantastic events - like Lake Meridian Tri, Friday Night Swim Races, and Black Diamond Long Course Triathlon & Half Marathon. Our race season would not be the same without their hard work and commitment to hosting quality events. We've been friends with them from early on, and are greatly appreciative of the discounts they provide to our athletes! Thank you Raise The Bar, and we look forward to racing with you very soon!