TriathlonOz Newsletter - Issue 5

5th August 2011. 3 new articles, yoga, checklist for race-dary, and sports nutrition. Inspiring blogs from first time Ironman ladies. Latest Release books. 15% SALE still running. Latest local issues for triathlon in Australia and our event calendar is bursting with all the dates you must have in your diary for the upcoming summer racing season!
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Edition 5: 5th August 2011

Hi TriathlonOz Reader,

It's official, we're Australia's fastest growing triathlon/multisport website, with over 15,000 visitors having used the site already. The great news is, the more visitors that we get, the more interactive and interesting the site becomes for you. And all the while, you have access to all of it free. So bookmark the site, and check the home page daily.

What's New? - Tips & Techniques

This month, we're discussing various issues in the Triathlon, Training, and Nutrition Topics:

Yoga

The first article to feature in our Training Topic, is actually about Yoga, so take a read to discover why yoga is increasingly popular among triathletes. Apart from reliving stress and improving circulation, yoga can also enhance strength and flexibility along with several psychological benefits that assist multisport competitors with developing the mental aptitude to racing.
Read this Article

Coming Soon: Strength Training, Periodization, Rest & Recovery, Transition.

Triathlon Race Day Checklist

Minimise the stress of race day by using a checklist. In this article we discuss what you need to do before the day, and what to pack in your transition bag. You can use our list as is, or customise it to suit your own needs based on our checklist developed for Australian conditions.
Read this Article

See more Triathlon Articles on TriathlonOz.com
Coming Soon: Travelling to Events

Sports Nutrition

This is a complex and detailed article with excellent references for further reading available from expert authors. We cover the latest concepts for athletes needing to consuming a balance of carbs, proteins, fats and water in their diet to maximise performance, weight management and other goals.
Read this Article

See more Nutrition Articles on TriathlonOz.com
Coming Soon: Snack Ideas, Weight Management

Inspiring Stories from our Members

For 2 Perth female age group triathletes, this week marks the beginning of an 18 week journey to their first Ironman startline on December 4 (Ironman WA).

Follow JennyA, mum of 3 who has made massive lifestyle changes to get in shape in order to tackle triathlon and is now setting up to the biggest endurance challenge of the sport.

You can also follow Fiona L1, a passionate long-distance runner now embarking upon attempting her first Ironman distance tri.

Got a story of your own? Tell it with your own a TriathlonOz Blog - just 1 of many great features available to our Members - get more info here.

Latest Release Books

These are included in our current SALE on now - 15% off all stock (20% for members).

We Review

With such a huge range of fascinating book titles in the TriathlonOz online shop, Michelle's latest book reviews may be a great place to start. This week, she has read and reviewed the following titles:

Latest Local Issues

You can read the Ironman newsfeeds daily from our Home Page, but what you really want is the news that affects you at home in Australia. We're on the edge of the latest breaking issues in the industry so see what's being discussed in our Forum for more local issues and have your say. This week's Forum topics included news that Cadel will be in Melbourne next week, and today's announcement that Melbourne will host the 2012 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championships in March! Forum discussion is easy, free and fun. Use it to share your views on current issues in the industry, or ask for advice from other enthusiasts.

The best Australian triathlon calendar

Love an excuse to travel? Take a browse through the extensive list of incredible Events around the country and be inspired to try something new or a bit further away from home. Event Directors around the country have been busily hammering their latest event dates and details in our free and interactive calendar, so there's no excuse to say "I wish I'd known"!

Australia's best training location?

We've just returned from a gorgeous 2 weeks holiday in what we think was the ideal training location (except for cycling). Using our Member access, we sent regular updates by sending emails through our TriathlonOz Member profile to post Blog stories (with photos) directly off our iPhone. As Members could also embedded our Garmin log files - just to prove to coach Brad that David really was keeping up with his training! Take a peek here.

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