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2015-11-05: November Newsletter

posted Nov 5, 2015, 12:44 PM by Sound Training   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 11:41 AM ]
It's been weeks or even months since your last race, you've probably taken some time off from workouts to enjoy life and spend time with friends and family, and you've starting to think about your plans for next year. Here at Sound Training and Racing, we've been doing the same and have a BUNCH of exciting training opportunities to help you find your potential!

Coach's News

*** Sound Training Fitness Center ***

First cycling workout in the new studio!
We are SUPER excited to share that we'll be opening a new Fitness Studio in West Seattle! We got access to the space on November 1st and have been very busy repainting the main studio room to match our team colors! This morning, we got in our first small group workout when a few of us brought in our trainers and did a 1 hour "Drills & Hills" ride. We're planning to take November and December to finish updating the studio, and then be fully up and functional for the middle of January! In addition to indoor cycling workouts (BYOB: Bring your own bike), we've talked with instructors who are interested in offering yoga, bootcamp, TRX, and various forms of group and personal strength training! There are so many opportunities on the horizon for ways we can help West Seattle become healthy and strong! 

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You are also welcome to stop in and say hello! Our new address is: 6030 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

*** Annual Membership Period ***

For those of you who are STR Members, this is a reminder that the current membership period is expiring at the end of November, and we encourage you to rejoin! We made some changes to our annual membership process in order to help build our training community. First, we've lowered the membership rate by 50%, to an incredibly worthwhile $75! This is the lowest rate of any coached triathlon club in the greater Seattle area! Additionally, with the opening of our Fitness Studio, STR Members will receive the lowest rates for any of our classes and clinics, and we'll have special workouts just for our team members!  We welcome everyone to become an STR Member!

Upcoming Events

*** USAT National Challenge ***

WHEN: Starts December 1st, through February 29th
COST: FREE!
We want to unite athletes in the Seattle area. Whether you swim, bike, run, or any combination of those sports, or perhaps you're interested in exploring new ways to gain fitness, we can help you! Join us for the USAT National Challenge and get extra motivation and workout challenges during the months of December, January, and February!

*** Small Group Adult Swim Lessons ***

WHEN: January 12th - February 11th (Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm)
WHERE: Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, 606 SW 116th St. Seattle, WA 98146
If you're an adult who does not know how to swim, please know that you are not alone! We've talked to so many adults that never learned to swim as a child, and they are often embarrassed to admit this to other people. We believe that everyone should experience the joys of swimming, and want to promote a friendly atmosphere where you can learn to swim with other adults who are overcoming the same hesitations.

*** Ironman & Ironman 70.3 Team ***

WHEN: Starts February 15th, continues 4-6 months
WHERE: West Seattle, WA
WEBSITE: Ironman Team; Ironman 70.3 Team
It seems there are many of you interested in training for Ironman 70.3 Victoria and/or Ironman Canada (Whistler), and are looking forward to having coached workouts and group training. Our Ironman Team and Ironman 70.3 Team are designed for you! The more people who join, the lower the price becomes, but we're limiting each team to 10 people, so you should reserve your spot now if you plan to join us!

Race Results

Karen Lam running in Fitness For Vitality series
*** Fitness For Vitality 5k /10k ***

Abigail Sargent - 1st Overall, 1st Female, 1st Age Group (5k Run: 18:48)
Peter Lohrmann - 2nd Overall, 1st Overall Male, 1st Age Group (5k Run: 18:52)
Jennifer Santoyo - 3rd Overall Female, 2nd Age Group (5k Run: 21:11)
Jasmine Azpiri - 4th Overall Female, 3rd Age Group (5k Run: 21:44)
Mariana Greene - 6th Overall Female, 5th Age Group (5k Run: 25:08)
Karen Lam - 13th Overall Female, 4th Age Group (5k Run/Walk: 28:41)  * So Far, winning the Most Improved Award!
Erin Lee - 22nd Overall Female, 6th Age Group (5k Run: 33:19)

Sponsor Space

We recently got approved as an REI Affiliate! This means that you can support Sound Training and Racing by placing your REI orders online through our special link! Money earned through the affiliate program will be used to fund awards and prizes for STR Members throughout the year! The more you shop, the more awards we can give!