Friday, May 30, 2008

Harness the Wind

Unstoppable. By headwinds, by hills, by anything. It's official, parent companies Zipp Speed Weaponry and CycleOps Power are proud to announce the union of the sleekest wheels in town to the master of energy application. The offspring of such a partnership? Record smashing speed and precision performance analysis.

Finally available to the public are PowerTap fitted Zipp disk wheels, weighing in at just a fraction over the total weight of unTapped disks. Featuring a 2.4GHZ wireless transmission and absolutely no hindrance in strength or aerodynamic efficiency, the Power is yours.

Team Evotri partner Inside Triathlon Magazine details the several varieties of disk wheels now available, complete with price breakdown here. Have a look, and take the first step in harnessing the wind this season.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Evotri Hits Madtown!

Teammates Simply Stu and Rural-Girl show off their bling post race!

What a rockin' weekend in Madtown ladies and gentlemen. Evotri teammates Simply Stu and Rural Girl hit the streets for the Madison Half-marathon this past Sunday where they both finished in blazing time.

Be sure to check out the ever-striving Rural-Girl's recap of the brutal race, as well as Stu's rundown on the rest of their holiday weekend adventures.

Well done, team!

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Peek at a Training Week

Emily Cocks and TriSaraTops

It's time again for another peek at a training week, this time with our newest recruit, TriSaraTops and her Vision Quest coach, Emily Cocks.

Well it's without a doubt our little sister is in great hands with Emily, who grew up in Albion, MI and was a four-year varsity swimmer and honorable mention All American, as well as an Olympic trials qualifier in the 100 meter breaststroke at U of M. Currently Emily lives in Chicago, IL with her husband Andy and their two cats, Storm and Jaromir. In addition to coaching for Vision Quest, she is now the assistant men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Emily's main triathlon focus is the half-Ironman distance, two of her favorite races being St. Croix 70.3 and Escape from Alcatraz.

"I use triathlon as an excuse to travel to great destinations - so far it has taken me all the way to Australia and New Zealand. I also love to challenge myself physically and mentally, and training and racing allow me to do that on a regular basis!"
Emily goes on to describe Sara's general season plan as follows:
"Sara is making her comeback this season after having a baby. She has started off the season exceptionally well with a five-minute PR in her half marathon just this past weekend. Her focus this summer will be the Steelhead 70.3 in St. Joseph, MI. To prepare for this race, Sara will be focusing on increasing her training volume along with adding in some intensity in all three disciplines.

She is also going to do a smaller triathlon (Olympic or Sprint distance) in July to help get ready for Steelhead. This will give her a measuring stick to see how her training is going and allow her to get into racing mode after taking some time off from triathlon to become a mom. She is excited and confident heading into the summer, which can only serve her well in preparing for her upcoming season."
Follow Sara's finely tuned training and progress by visiting her web site, and be sure to check in next time for the verdict on Tri-Cajun's efforts to convince his coach that beignettes are the perfect recovery fuel...

Monday, May 19, 2008

PR City!

And big smiles all around as we extend a big congrats to Evotri's newest teammate, TriSaraTops, who shattered her half-marathon PR by five minutes at the Cleveland 13.1 this past weekend!

Just seven months after giving birth it's clear our new kid on the block is back and better than ever. Be sure to read her race report for all the details.

Well done Sara, we look forward to all your future successes!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Evotri Gets It Done

As you may have noticed we had a little outage here on this past week while switching service providers, but now we're back and would like to bring you up to speed on a few very important performances. Big congrats go out to Evotri Teammates Tri-Cajun and Sweet who hit it out of the park these past few weekends.

Tri-Cajun braved the waves down in Florida for the Gulf Coast Triathlon, making much more than a metaphor out of the term swimming with sharks! Check out the first installment of his eloquent and exciting race report here.

Sweet also delivered at the Multisport Mahem triathlon in Neoga, Illinois, simply demolishing the bike course and claiming the 4th fastest split in town. It's clear the man has his sights focused on the big island this year, adding an impressive 20+ watts to his average power. Check out all the details in his impressive race report now.

Nice work gentlemen!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Zippcast #48 - Brand New Drop Bars

With 20 years of crafting the finest performance pieces on the planet behind them, Zipp has created some of the lightest, strongest and stiffest bars to date in the SL, the SLC2 and the Contour SL. Featuring newly customized graphics, these drop bars surpass even the highest standards in strength and stiffness, all the while setting new standards in comfort and ergonomics.

Check in with Zipp's David Ripley as he talks with Simply Stu and explains all the exciting changes on Zippcast #48, click here to listen now.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Podium Worthy Perspective

The photo above is brought to you by Evotri teammate, Bolder, who just raced the Napa Valley Half Ironman this past weekend in fine "sub-fun" fashion.

Taking in the sights, visiting wineries and truly making the experience of his race the focus of his trip rather than the splits is a perfect example of his new philosophy this year towards training and racing. Together with his Vision Quest Coach, Karyn, the two are going to see if Bolder's "minimum training for the maximum results" philosophy will carry him through the quickly approaching Ironman CdA race next month.

It seems to be working out quite well so far. A few days before the Napa Valley race, Bolder had this to say about slowing down and smelling the roses:

"At my previous training levels, I would race at 20mph, and run at sub-10. From a swimming perspective, I've always been used to getting lapped. But now, I get excited when I ride above 20mph and below 10... I'm living the life I've always wanted to live."
We'd call that podium worthy perspective for sure. Congrats to our fellow teammate on a great race (and here's wishing him a Happy Birthday today too!). For more, be sure to check out Bolder's recap.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Making the Team: Contest #3 Hits Inside Triathlon!

As the season officially gets into full swing, Team Evotri is proud to partner with Inside Triathlon Magazine in announcing their third contest for the 2008 tri season.

The print article with all the contest guidelines will be in the new June issue, which hits the stands next week. Be sure to also check out the bonus online article here!

All entries due June 20th; do you have what it takes to make the team?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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