Join April Lajoye RYT at Evolve Yoga and Massage in downtown Kent for a Yoga classed designed for triathletes. In this workshop, you will explore how yoga can be a powerful training tool for the triathlete. More then just stretching, you will use carefully chosen postures that will help to right imbalances that triathletes may have. You will begin with an easy to follow full practice, and then discussion on Yoga as it pertains to triathletes followed by time for questions at the end. Participants will leave with a good foundation of how to use yoga as a training tool.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Cost: $15 Pre-Registration/$20 Day of Registration
Location: Evolve Yoga and Massage 223 1st Ave, Kent, WA 98032
Registration details (2 options): 1. Follow this link and complete the account information. Once the account information is entered, you will be able to sign up for the class. Payment info can be added on the site under my account/billing info or you can pay at the studio the the day of the class using cash or check. 2. You can also email April directly to be put on the class roster and bring your payment of cash or check on the day of the class.
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Come join Raise the Bar for an evening of rest and relaxation at Ristrettos Coffee & Wine Bar in Maple Valley. Men and women are invited to “uncork and unwine” on Monday evening, February 9th for a multisport inspired painting event. Join instructor Leslie Spero for 3 hours of painting and sipping on your choice of red or white wine. All participants are welcome to join us in Ristretto’s upstairs “Wiggle Room” from 6-9pm. Your first glass of wine and all materials needed for the event are included in the price! Hope to see you there!
Cost is $45 per person and can be made below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Why I Tri: When I was turning 50 I decided I wanted to try something different. A few years prior to that time, I started bike riding with my daughter's mountain bike from when she was 12. I rode it for a couple of years! Then one day I went for a bike ride with Ann Hall, who had a road bike with clip in shoes! I was hooked and wanted a road bike. So that Christmas of 2007, my husband took me shopping and I looked at bikes. The dealer showed me a new bike marked down; he said it was for racing. He asked me if I would ever race. I said Oh No!!!! But I got the bike because it was such a good deal.
So now back to turning 50... I was already bike riding and wanted to try something new. I had just met Debbie Cederwall at the gym a few months prior and we decided to sign up and do Danskin. I took my good friend Ann Hall with me to listen to Sally Edwards speak. Ann said no way she wasn't interested and a few minutes later got out her checkbook and signed up!!!
Now, it was time to start swimming! I went to the KM pool and there we met the famous Patty Swedberg who was in charge of RTB. Debbie and I quickly joined and took a couple of lessons and swam a few times a week for an hour.
Now for the running part... no need to worry because I knew I wasn't much of a runner although I did run Varsity boys cross country (no Girls team) and even qualified for state.
Why I Tri ...continued, I was feeling a bit challenged doing a race that had 5000 women signed up, so I decided to do a smaller, less popular race Chelanman, with only 150 people signed up. This was in 2007. It was the month before Danskin. I also did STP for the first time and that was 6 days before Chelanman. I bought the traditional pink elephant balloon big enough to see in the Macy's parade and tied to my bike so I wouldn't get lost in transition. I had my fastest bike time ever in any race, probably due to STP.
Why I Tri... At this time I was on Methotrexate for a rare autoimmune disease and with all the exercise that was involved in Triathlons, I was able to be a stronger, fitter woman and get off some the medications that I had been on for 7 years. My doctor told me if you can do a triathlon, we can skip the pulmonary function testing which went from 78% to 98%!
My third year 2009, I signed up for my first 1/2 Ironman Lake Stevens. It was also my biggest disappointment. I was cut off accidently by a volunteer and had to turn my chip in early. They realized a few minutes later that it was a mistake but, my chip was at the bottom of the bucket and I didn't find out for an hour. Therefore, my biggest accomplishment was to go back this last year 2014 and finish although a slightly different race with different and difficult bike course. Needless to say I finished with a whole 5 minutes to spare. I crossed the finish line and cried. There was so much RTB support there!!!
Why I Tri...tons of support, lifelong friendships, training for health! Before now I wouldn't ride my bike on a cloudy cold day, now I do. I would never get up at o-dark- thirty to jump in a lake or a pool. I would have never put my bike on a trainer and rode in someone's garage when its 30 degrees outside. We did these training rides with Mike Swienty, one of my biggest supporters. We did these rides for about 5 years until he opened his studio. Lastly, I would never run in the rain and didn't until I saw a few Facebook posts from Kathy Morrison this year that said "outside” . So I trained outside for this year for the first time and have gotten faster and it's really not that bad! I improved my Seattle half marathon time by 36 min from 2013.
Every new distance brought the challenges of sleep the night before, but I don't think anyone ever says "Wow I slept great", the night before a race.
Why I Tri? To wrap up, I can't imagine not doing it! I have probably done over 70 races. I love the high you get from the event. I love being part of this great community. The support is second to none! The friendships are amazing. Looking forward to a great 2015! This will be my 9th year with RTB. A full Ironman is still on the list, just not sure when that will be.
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