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Rock the Mock Triathlon

Come join Alamo 180 on March 31 for the Rock the Mock Triathlon

Start your 2012 season triathlon off right by doing a practice triathlon. Rock the Mock Tri is perfect for getting back into racing, without paying the expensive race registration fees. It’s also ideal for those interested in triathlon to try it out and see what the sport is all about. Non-Alamo 180 athletes pay $15, Alamo 180 athletes pay $5.

So get rid of those cobwebs, dust off your race bike, practice transitions, and get ready for racing season!

The bike and run course will be marked and water provided. Maps are available on the Rock the Mock page.

It’s a ton of fun and those that join us are glad they did!

Mock Triathlon – Aug 14th

Alamo 180 Mock Tri!

Come join Alamo 180 for a Mock Triathlon at Boerne Lake on August 14th at 8am. Non-members, the cost to join us is $15. Super cheap way to try a tri!

We will offer a Super Sprint (400m swim, 10 mi bike, 2 mi run), Sprint (800m swim, 15 mi bike, 3.1 mi run) and Olympic (1500m swim, 25 mi bike, 6.2 mi run).

We will mark both the bike and run courses and have cones at both the bike and run turn-around points. Water jugs will be provided on the run course.

If you feel unsure in the open water, purchase a water noodle(~$2 @ Wal-Mart) and tie it to your ankle using thin rope/string. Or, you can just skip out on the swim and ride and run with us!

Here are the maps for the course:

Super Sprint Swim   http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737222
Sprint Swim  http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737136
Sprint Bike  http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737151
Sprint Run  http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737178

Olympic Swim  http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737142
Olympic Bike http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737168
Olympic Run  http://runkeeper.com/user/Alamo180/route/737183

Tell your friends, spread the word! This will be a fun training event you don’t want to miss. Triathlons are expensive and this is a great way to experience it without emptying your wallet.

TriPearl Race

Alamo 180 Team Race Weekend: 1st Annual TriPearl Triathlon in the downtown San Antonio area!

A special shout out to our first-timers Bernadette Gomez and Miriam Medina. Congrats on racing strong and finishing your first triathlon! We are so proud of you!

Alamo 180 rocked it out there! Alamo 180 triathletes competing: William Gonzaba, Mario Luna, Gloria Luna, Lexa Rijos, Jamie Roadman, Amanda Chamberlain, Miriam Medina, Bernadette Gomez, Jeff and Bree Soileau!

Tour de France Party Night ~ July 22 @ 7pm

Blue Star and Alamo 180 present “Tour de France Party Night” at Blue Star.

Come see the Tour on the big screen. Enjoy craft beer and a party atmosphere! Don’t forget to wear your crazy spectator outfit! LOTS of door prizes and beer specials!!!

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Free admission

Alamo 180 Tri Team Race – Heart of Texas #2

Congrats to our Alamo 180 athletes that competed at the Heart of Texas Triathlon #2 on June 26.

A special shout out to Gloria and Mario for doing their first triathlon and finishing strong!

Pictured from left to right: Mike Chen, Mario Luna, Will Gonzaba, Gloria Luna, Amanda Chamberlain, Jeff Soileau, Bree Soileau, Jamie Roadman.

Marathon Training Program

Alamo 180 Marathon Training Program

Program Start Date: June 18th  2011      

San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Unlike most fitness activities, training for a marathon and 1/2 marathon is serious business. Fail to train properly, and you not only risk not finishing the race, you also risk seriously injuring yourself. The marathon is not a race you decide to do a few weeks before the event. It is something you train and prepare for over a several month period. But, that doesn’t mean that training for a marathon shouldn’t be fun – because it is!

The biggest question most beginner, and many experience marathoners have is: “How long should my training runs be and how many times per week should I run?”

The answer, of course, varies for the individual person and their goals, but there are some general rules and suggestions to follow. While an elite marathoner might run two workouts per day and over 100 miles per week while training for a marathon, the body of most mortals could not take such pounding (and who can find that time anyway?). The important components in a marathon training program for most people are these:

  • Gradually increase the overall weekly distance until two to three weeks before the marathon.
  • Include two long runs spread across the week, one midweek, the other on the weekend.
  • Include one day of faster running and/or integrate strides into your regular runs.
  • Try to run six days per week.
  • The runs between your long runs do not need to be any longer than 3-6 miles.

The point is this: Your body won’t get used to running long distances, unless it has run those distances on a regular basis. So you need to make your run workouts a priority and stay focused. More importantly, the body needs rest between those runs, which is why we suggest no more than two long runs per week and moderate distance on the other days. Our philosophy is “hard day/easy day/hard day/easy day/etc…” At the beginning of your training program, those long runs could be 6 miles each. Then, as the weeks go by, gradually increase them. Perhaps week two would see the long runs as 6 & 8 miles, week three 7 & 9, week four: 7 & 10, etc.  At this point you have built an good, strong base of miles and your body will be prepared for the marathon event. You can even through in some strength workouts in the form of Boot Camp or weight training at your local gym to build additional muscular endurance. It’s all about patience, hard work and determination. Grab a partner and enjoy the marathon journey!

Spin To Joy

Alamo 180 proudly volunteered at the Ironman For Kids ‘Spin To Joy’ event Saturday, Feb 12.   The event passionately seeks to raise awareness for Trisomy, a chromosomal disorder, as well as the proceeds going towards providing special bikes for these precious, deserving children.

Jeff led a portion of the All Day Spin-athon from the instructor spin bike.

See how you can get involved with Ironman For Kids and make a difference.