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2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe Race Report: Ron Salvatori

October 14th, 2013 Admin Posted in News, Newsletters, Triathlons No Comments »

For those on the inside, there is not much left to say about the 2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe. Triathletes had 15 months to train, prepare, and obsess about the race. Unlike most Ironman races, this one had many unique qualities like high altitude, touch climbing on the bike, cold temperatures, unstable weather, unknown course sections, split transitions, and, oh, did I mention smoke from two forest fires resulting in limited training opportunities in the area? Yes, this race had it all and delivered quite a challenge to participants. Yes, all Ironman races are a challenge, but Ironman Lake Tahoe quickly established itself as *the* Ironman race for folks who especially enjoy being pushed to their limits. To save your attention span, I’ll summarize each leg of the race with a few sentences and key words.

The 2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe Swim Start

The new rolling start made for some awesome imagery.


Beautiful. The water was much warmer than the outside temperature and, along with the new rolling start program, the entire experience was much easier than other Ironmans I’ve raced. It was freezing outside, of course, and folks had to really take precautions.


Ugh. The most disappointing aspect of the race. Crowded tents, limited seating, and cold body parts. This equaled very long transition times. We were facing at least an hour of near freezing temperatures, so a full outfit change was warranted. Read the rest of this entry »

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May is Bike Month IntraClub Challenge

May 1st, 2013 Stephanie Denison Posted in News No Comments »

The Sacramento Triathlon Club May is Bike Month IntraClub Challenge is back for 2013.

We’re making the Sacramento Region May is Bike Month a little more interesting with some friendly competition.  We’ll be having an IntraClub competition to see who in STC can ride the most miles in the month of May, while raising money for the American River Parkway Foundation.  STC will be awarding prizes to members who participate in the challenge.

Here’s how it works:

  • Register now for Sacramento Region May is Bike Month:
  • Be sure to choose “Sacramento Triathlon Club” in your profile under Team/Bike Club.  Don’t use “Sac Tri Club.”
  • Make a minimum $10.00 donation to the American River Parkway Foundation.
  • Log your miles at during the month of May.
  • Remember you’re on the honor system, please refrain from logging trainer and spin class miles. Get out there and ride your bike!

In addition to the prizes you are eligible to win from May is Bike Month, weekly random prizes will be awarded to STC members who log miles that week and overall prizes will be awarded to our top distance riders for the month of May.  Join in the fun and do some good for the American River Parkway.  STC members please visit our Meetup Group for additional information.  You must be a member of Sacramento Triathlon Club to participate.



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Ice Breaker Triathlon: April 6, 2013

April 19th, 2013 Admin Posted in Events, News, Triathlons No Comments »

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Message from the STC Board

February 9th, 2013 Admin Posted in General, News No Comments »

STC wins the 2012 Triathlon Club Team Championship

As you reflect on 2012 we hope you are busy planning ways to take your multi-sport lifestyle to the next level in 2013. The STC Board continues to be committed to enhancing your experience by:

  • sharing event information
  • facilitating discussion forums to help each of us grow and learn
  • organizing training opportunites
  • volunteering at events as a way to say “thank you” to the sport and those who tri
  • hosting free training seminars
  • participation in the new Ironman Club Program
  • and most of all, having some darn fun:)

If you read the newsletter, you already know we have a Meetup group. It is available to current members here:

If you do not have a Meetup account, you will need to create one and then join the group. In the near future, we will be transitioning our workouts, events, races and discussions to the Meetup site. 37 STC members have joined in the first 2 weeks!

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2013, a gentle reminder that your dues are only $40. The Board approved a discounted student membership of $25 for students up to age 24.

May all your days be merry and bright!

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