Thursday, March 15, 2018
As we did with Ice Breaker (3/24, a week from Saturday) & Salem (4/21), here are our TOP 10 REASONS why you should go big or go home at St. George 70.3. We don't recommend you make this your triathlon debut, but if you have some races and training under your belt maybe these will push you over the edge...
10) We'll start off with an obvious one from Ironman.com... "RED ROCK BACKDROP: Enjoy the unique and stunning natural surroundings of this Southwestern race." Yeah, yeah, yeah we know St. George is beautiful... NEXT!
9) If you're on the fence and this is an incentive for you, you have until March 19th for your race materials to be personalized (eg. your name on your race bib as well as some of the shirts they sell).
8) Being the North American 70.3 Championship race adds to the energy, and the pro forum on Thursday is always a good time.
7) The Utah Tri Buzz crystal ball predicts May 5th to be 65 degrees & partly cloudy, with 1-2 mph winds*
6) Race #3 of the inaugural Utah Triathlon Championship Series. Get a race or two under your belt in the spring months and set yourself up for a great season.
5) When it was being debated as to whether or not St. George 70.3 should be a Utah Triathlon Championship Series race, fast and wise Andrew Hall told us something along these lines... "we have to support St. George as well as the local races, or it will eventually go away." This rings true to us.
4) Snow Canyon will be a piece of cake for you this year, no doubt.
3) YOLO... go get another epic adventure!
2) Inarguably the most prestigious road triathlon in the state, with a national and international field.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Just wanted to give a quick shout out today to SUTC. Despite doing an interview a few months ago, just recently did Utah Tri Buzz have the chance to meet up with new SUTC President Shawn Jaca.
Shawn's enthusiasm is contagious, and SUTC is up to some great things. Regardless of where you live in the state, take a look at their site here: http://southernutahtriathlonclub.com/
The more we can get to know each other as a state tri community, the better.
Also, if you're doing St. George 70.3 and heading down to train, make sure to reach out for some "southern hospitality" and tips for the course!
Monday, March 5, 2018
There's a famous poem you may have heard about a triathlete named Humpty:
Humpty Dumpty ran on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
But Stephanie Shew could, salvaging Humpty's race season.
Before we get to the interview, please allow me as Utah Tri Buzz editor to offer my witness regarding the truthfulness of this poem!
After trying to manage an injury for several weeks, I finally got smart and sought out Stephanie's expertise. In addition to the hands on work she does, the strength/flexibility stuff she prescribes, etc, it's been awesome to be able to ask specific things triathlete to triathlete... "so, St. George is 2 months away... do you think I can still give it a go or would that be stupid?" "I was gonna do a 60 min tempo run today... what would you do, should I just swim instead?" etc, etc. She can relate, and will help get you back on track while mitigating loss of fitness.
What’s your professional background as a PT as well as your athletic background? How did you first get started with triathlon?
I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2013, following receiving my Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology, with minors in Chemistry and Nutrition in 2009. I was lucky enough to jump directly into Outpatient Orthopedics following PT school, and have been working with the same company since graduation. I am currently a Clinical Director with Registered Physical Therapists, Inc at the Life Centre.
|Stephanie at her triathlon debut, Ice Breaker 2015|
|a little PT mid-ride.... here, bite on this cracker for the pain|