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Have you trained on the course yet?

Now that August is here, training activity has picked up at Scotts Flat Lake. It's exciting to see women (and oftentimes their male supporters/training partners) swimming in the lake, riding Pasquale Rd and running the course. Nearly every morning now there are women up at the lake for a swim and/or ride. If you haven't gotten out there yet, never fear, there is still plenty of time.

Bike Clinic Saturday

Join Connie Strawser from the Tour of Nevada City for our Bike Clinic at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. This clinic is for both new and returning athletes. Connie does a great job and the clinic can help build confidence as you continue to train. Bring your bike and gear. The clinic is hosted by South Yuba Club
555 Searls Avenue in Nevada City. For more information, call (530) 470-9100.

If you've attended other clinics so far this year, let us know what you think. Are they helpful? What more would you like to see? We'd love the feedback!

For sports nutrition, pay attention to the basics

EDITORS NOTE: The BSM Triathlon Committee would like to welcome home Elizabeth Legg. She was the first recipient of the BSM Memorial Scholarship and has returned to the community to practice as a nutritionist at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth will also provide valuable information about nutrition for all of you in training. This is the first of many posts from her. Enjoy!

Sports nutrition can get very complex and specific, but attention to the basics will take you far.

Learn how to have an injury free triathlon tonight!

Join us tonight at The Pilates Place, where Roxanna Cohen, P.T., will discuss what you need to know to have an injury free event. This clinic is FREE and for athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels. The clinic is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at 131 Richardson St. in Grass Valley. For more information, call (530) 477-5167.

Clinics begin this week!

The BSM Triathlon clinics begin Tuesday. For first-timers or past participants who want a refresher - all are welcome! Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Club Sierra for the First-timers clinic presented by Tiana Rockwell of the Gold Country Triathlon Club. NEW! Welcome new supporter Trkac Running Store. Owner Leatrice Erickson will present a walk/run clinic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Wendy Baker's Swim Clinic is Saturday at Nevada Union High School. For complete details on all clinics go to Event Information, Clinics on our website.

Your participation makes a difference!

Thank you to all those who have already registered! Your participation in the BSM Triathlon makes a difference in your health as well as the health of others. Last year, funds raised through the BSM Triathlon helped 125 women receive breast health care at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Registration is now open!

Welcome returning tri-athletes and newcomers! There are some changes this year, including with our clinics, be sure to check it out on the site. Returning athletes can also benefit from the clinics, including a revised first-timers/training clinic at Club Sierra this summer. Check back often as we're working on improving communication through this blog. We'll offer reminders, advice and resources as you hit the ground running, riding and swimming on triathlon training!

2011 FEEDBACK

We trust your 2011 BSM Celebration of Life Triathlon experience was a good one. What a beautiful, energizing day at Cascade Shores! This was our first year for Online Registration and active use of our website. We welcome your feedback on the pros and cons of your overall experience. Thank you for your participation!! Please feel free to give us your input below or at "Contact Us" to the left.

2011 RESULTS

View 2011 results are posted to the left.

T.V. INTERVIEW WITH CATHY AND NANCY

View the Lake of the Pines interview with Cathy Anderson Meyers (Event Director) and Nancy Avilla (Event Co-Director). The clip is 32+ minutes long, but if you fast forward to 12:05 you'll be able to catch the beginning of the interview. Thanks to Liz Bentley and crew for taking an interest in our very special event.

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