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2nd Annual Members Meeting - Midwest Xtreme Triathlon Club *** - Sent 4/26/2019
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 2nd Annual Members Meeting of the Midwest Xtreme Triathlon Club!!
It will be held immediately following the 6pm Open House at Iowa Running.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, meeting starts at 700pm
Iowa Running, 1000 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
(Open House starts at 600pm...)
We're looking forward to sharing updates during the past year and future activities.
- Introduction to Officers & Board Members
- Updates in the club and Bylaws
- Club Member Benefits
- Group training and activities
- Local triathlon events
- We'd love to hear what you want as a member of the club !!
Randy Bachman,
President Go Green!
319-310-0734
Please email or call me with your ideas. We have a tradition as being one of the best triathlon clubs in the country. How can we make it even better for you?
 
MWX Northtowne Open House Reminder - sent 4/13/2019
MWX's first socail event of the year is coming this next Tuesday, April 16th... at 6pm....
The Northtowne Cycling Open House is always a great way to start off the season.  This year is no exception!  The main event is learning about their new ReTul computerized bicycle tuning system. It's a perfect way to optimize your bicycle for the best ride possible!
We'll get started shortly after 6pm....
  - Introduction to Officers & Board Members
  - Latest bicycle and apparel trends
  - ReTul Bicycle fitting demonstration
Water and a few snacks will be available..
Bring a friend that is thinking about doing a triathlon too..
Midwest Extreme Triathlon Club calendar - is accessibe from your SmartPhone or desktop browser.  Super easy way to keep up with training and social events.  www.MWXtri.com - then Group Training button.  Thanks Dan for loading it so far!  More summer of activities will follow !
After this long cold-snowy winter, I'm looking forward to everyone training outside ...
Go Green,
Randy Bachman

 

Why More Women Should Participate in Triathlon - March 2019
 It is widely known that females who play sports tend to have better health, more confidence, and lower levels of depression. At the time, I didn’t appreciate the importance of being heavily involved in youth sports, but I should thank my parents for steering me in the right direction. Sports gave me confidence and made me tough. It also taught me how to successfully multitask. This later helped me balance a collegiate sport and academics.
 
Like most, after college I gave up sports. I gained weight, worked long hours at the office, stayed up late, and ate out more…until I found Triathlon. Depression and a dark period in my personal life led to my first Tri (which I registered for on a whim). Desperate for stability and a healthy outlet, participating in multisport events quickly reignited those disciplines I learned as a young woman.
Why Triathlon?
 An Outlet.
From the rigors of life, raising children, or in my case, an afternoon break from work! It releases tension and reduces stress. It truly becomes “your” time.
Social.
I am constantly amazed at the extraordinary women I have met in this sport – University Professors, Doctors, Business Owners, Moms, and Army Wives. I have lifelong friends and female mentors because of triathlon.
Family Friendly.
I don’t live in the same state as my parents and brother, so traveling to race locations has become a family affair. And for folks that have children – early exposure to sports increases the likelihood of participation. In a sport where women are underrepresented, female participants become role models.
 Healthy.
Women have less muscle mass and more body fat which make us more likely to be obese versus men. Participation in sports like triathlon reduces the risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
 Balance.
Women are more prone to injuries partly due to our bone structure (wider pelvis). The beauty of triathlon is that it involves three disciplines which require different muscle groups. I have personally dealt with less injuries after switching to triathlon from being a pure runner.
 Psychological.
“If I can get through this I can get through anything” – how I feel in every race. Endurance sports like triathlon build determination and belief in oneself. This confidence can carry over to the corporate world where there are less women in executive positions.

So often when we say ‘triathlon’, people associate it with ‘IRONMAN’ – not a Half Ironman or Olympic distance race, and much less a Sprint or Super Sprint that starts in a pool. There are many options and ANY level of participation is a plus!
 

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Midwest Xtreme Holiday Party, Saturday Jan 26th 2019. The 1st Event of the year will be  held the evening of Saturday January 26th at one of our member's beautiful home!!!

Renew your 2018 club membership NOW so that you can attend the 1st Club event for 2019 - this is a 2019 paid members plus a guest event only!

More details to come along with an Evite within the next week or two.

Don't delay! Renew TODAY and also get your name in for a chance to win a FREE entry to the 2019 Pigman Sprint, Bluff Creek, or Camp Coureguous Races the year.!


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