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Your Donations to Brent Wells

Your donations to the Brent Wells Recovery Fund have been amazing!

As the donations have been coming in strong, Alamo 180 has decided to make this part of the local non-profits and missions we support. We have added the Brent Wells Recovery Fund to our “Support” page. You can make your donation there.

Here’s the link to the Support Page: http://www.alamo180.com/about-alamo180/red-thread-movement-partnership/

We will cut checks every month.

Thanks for your love and support! We have an amazing community!

Alamo 180 SwimIt Ambassador: means saving $ for you!

Open water swim season is upon us! For some, open water swimming is a thrill, for others, it’s a scary thing. It’s normal to have some fear of the open water. There’s nothing to hold onto if you get tired. Your options are to roll onto your back and rest and catch your breath. But what happens when you get really tired? You can wave your hands for kayak support. But what happens if you cannot see the kayak, or it’s too far away? This is when you are hoping for a flotation device in which to hold onto and rest.

For your next open water swim, carrying that flotation device on you. Here are some options – You can tie a noodle to your ankle with string. The problem with this is that the string may come undone and you lose the noodle. It happened to our athletes last year. Not a good thing when you really need it. Or you can use a product called SwimIt. Learn more about this awesome product

Alamo 180 is a SwimIt Ambassador! Use code ‘alamo5’ for $5 off of the purchase price. What’s more, SwimIt is offering free shipping right now! Here’s the link to purchase your discounted SwimIt: http://www.shop.myswimit.com/?coupon=alamo5

You cannot put a price tag on safety and peace of mind in the open water.

Harlem Shake: Alamo 180 Style

The Harlem Shake is a dance craze that has gone viral. We decided to showcase our talent and make a Harlem Shake video…Alamo 180 style!!

 

And here’s our celebratory, group shot! We know how to have fun and LOVE to have fun! After all, if training’s not fun, who’s going to do it?

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Alamo 180 on Great Day SA

Alamo 180 was honored to be on the Great Day SA morning show! What a joy to talk about our passion!

Check out the segment!

And of course….we had to have some fun after the show 🙂

Group pic of the Alamo 180 ladies!

Group pic of the Alamo 180 ladies!

The Alamo 180 gang!

The Alamo 180 gang!

"News brought to you Alamo 180"...

“News brought to you by Alamo 180″…

Maybe our own show? Christy  and Danae have a lot to talk about!

Maybe our own show? Christy  and  Danae  have  a  lot  to  talk  about!

 

Meet Alamo 180: Triathlon Group Training

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Come and meet Alamo 180!

Want to learn more about our triathlon group? This is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of group training, the sport of triathlon, and how to get involved!

The folks at Bicycle Heaven will talk about bike fitting and the difference between road bikes and time trial bikes.

Date: Saturday, February 2nd 

Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Alamo 180 program discussion
  • 4:45 – 5:15 PM: Bike discussion
  • 5:15 – 6:00 PM: Alamo 180 program discussion

We would love to meet you! Hope to see you!

You can RSVP your attendance and get the updates by clicking HERE 

Monica’s Mile: Pledge Your Donation

Monica’s Mile is a swim fundraising event on Sunday, January 6 at the Blossom Athletic Center to help raise funds for Monica Caban. 

Monica is a local athlete that was struck by a car during a training ride. She is now a paraplegic and future recovery is uncertain. The money collected from this event will assist Monica Caban in meeting financial needs to modify her home, as well as help with medical expenses. Click here for more information about this event.

Alamo 180 triathletes will be swimming at the 8:00 and 9:15 swim spots. You can show your love and support of Monica Caban by making a donation. You can make your donation through Alamo 180 and we will bring the money to the event.

To make your donation of any amount, please click on the button below. Enter in the amount you wish to give. Thank you in advance!




Starting Line Series

Alamo 180 has a new program offering, The Starting Line series. It is an educational clinic for beginner triathletes with no prior experience in triathlon.

The Starting Line series will cover the fundamentals of triathlon, allowing group workouts to cover more advanced concepts of the sport.

The benefit of the Starting Line series is that it allows the beginner triathlete to learn and develop the basics in a non-intimidating environment. Group training can be intimidating if one is not ready. We recommend the beginner triathlete take as many clinics as necessary until they feel confident and ready to move on to group training.

Ready to start the new year in the sport of triathlon? Check out our Starting Line clinics! Learn more!

Post-Run Fun

Our 2012 San Antonio Rock’n’Roll training program is in it’s final weeks. This Saturday marked the longest mileage of the program with our half marathoners going 13.7 miles and our full marathoners going 24 miles. Everyone finished feeling strong and confident! For most, this was their longest distance to date. Congrats to all that finished today! What an accomplishment!

A few of our strong runners post workout!

Triathlon Group Myth Busters

Let’s bust some myths about joining our triathlon training group!

MYTH #1: I am not in shape.

You do not have to be in fantastic shape to join our triathlon training group. You don’t have to be in any shape. You can join in “Couch Potato” shape!!! We offer a level 1 training option for those with no triathlon experience. We have created a separate training program just for you!!! If you desire to be fit in the sport of triathlon, don’t attempt it alone. Do it with a group that will support and encourage you every step of the way!

MYTH #2: I cannot swim.

Can’t swim? We can teach you! At some point, all of us couldn’t swim. We all needed to be taught. Did you know that most people who join our triathlon training group can’t swim? It’s true!! Let Alamo 180 be your swim instructor! We will teach you how to successfully swim freestyle! We have taught many athletes how to swim and they are loving it! Be patient, come to swim workouts regularly and YOU WILL LEARN! We promise!

Want to learn faster? Want to learn in a private setting? We offer private swim sessions at $30/30 minutes. Athletes that participate in private sessions learn how to swim in a shorter period of time.

MYTH #3: I don’t have a bike.

No worries! Borrow one. You don’t need a fancy, high dollar bike to join us. Many have borrowed bikes or used a mountain bike or cruiser. Use what you have in the beginning. If you like the sport and want to continue, then spend the money on a bike. Purchase a new bike when you know you’re in it for the long haul (nothing like spending lots of money on a new bike only to learn in two weeks you don’t like the sport).

MYTH #4: The group is only for fit people.

The group is open to everyone, not just fit people. And the term “fit” is relative. What one person deems as fit, someone else may think otherwise. The sport of triathlon is for everyone. Participation in our group is for everyone! We are all unique in our own way – we all are different in height, shape and size and that is what makes it fun. Variety is fun.

And most triathletes aren’t the 0% body fat, skinny, muscular type that we see at the Olympics. Triathletes are everyday people making positive changes in their life. People living the active lifestlye and loving it! Athletes rocking the body that God gave them!

MYTH #5: I don’t want to wear spandex.

You may laugh, but it’s true. Some people are deathly afraid of wearing spandex. It’s okay, you don’t have to wear spandex to join our triathlon group! (Keep in mind, the spandex we have today is not the kind from back in the 80’s. We have made huge advancements in spandex technology!) You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable at workouts. Many athletes want to wear spandex on the bike because of the padding in the crotch area – makes sitting on the bike a bit more comfortable. You can also participate in triathlon events with a lose top and shorts. Spandex is not a requirement, just a choice.

MYTH #6: I can’t do an Ironman Triathlon

The Ironman is the penultimate distance in triathlon. There are many triathlon distances for people of every ability and fitness level – from Super Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron (70.3) and Full Iron (140.6). The Ironman isn’t the only distance offered in the sport of triathlon, but it is the most advertised and televised race distance.