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Recent Iowa HEAT News

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Friday, March 21st, 2014

There has been a last minute change to our meeting this Monday (3/24, 7:00pm, Coralville Library). The original nutritionist had a conflict arise, but due to some quick scrambling by your Board, we were able to arrange a new expert in her place! Kathy Mellen is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered & Licensed Dietician (RD/LD) with the University of Iowa. She has been provided with your pre-submitted questions and is ready and excited to come and talk to the group about all of your nutrition questions stemming from the mysterious art of fueling your body for endurance events. As always, non-members can come to the meeting to check out the event and meet the team, or members can bring along a few friends if they are interested in our group.

Membership Packets
Reminder: your membership packets will be available to pickup at the meeting.

Casual Apparel
We will also be ordering some casual apparel embroidered / screen printed...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Seeing as the weather forecast is finally looking a bit nicer, I thought most of you might want a few suggestions on upcoming local events popular with our team as a way to kick off your race season, and give you some motivation to train after a long, cold hiatus.

Speaking of racing, we would like to remind everyone this spring that whether you are out on the race course, training on the road, or just bumming around town, please always make an effort to be courteous and appropriate. Especially when wearing our HEAT gear. Remember, you represent Team HEAT and are part of what makes us a great group and positive influence in the community!

On to the events!

  • Sat March 15th, Shamrock Shuffle
  • Sat March 29th, Lucky Run (watch out for auto-play video)
  • First official Team race:Sun April 27th,...
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

This is a reminder for our upcoming membership meeting on Monday, March 24th at 7:00pm at the Coralville Library auditorium.

  • NCC
    NCC summary and awards will be announced. Come congratulate your teammates that participated and see who wins the random drawing!
  • Sports Nutrition
    At the meeting with will have a nutritionist from Hy-Vee joining us for a conversation on Sports nutrition. We will have some home made energy bars and fruit and veggie trays for you to munch on as well.
  • Membership Packets
    We will have membership packets available at the meeting. Please at least stop by and pick yours up and sign our annual waiver to help us save on postage.
  • Additional Team Gear
    We will be ordering some casual items such as sweatshirts and tech-t's from Rage Graphix again this year, and the place to do it is at the meeting! Come check out the samples.
  • Renewals
    If you haven't...
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Is anyone else REALLY getting the "itch" to get outside? I have faith this weather will soon break, but while you are waiting, come to the next Membership meeting coming right up Monday, March 24th 7:00pm at the Coralville Library. We will have a dietician from Hy-vee, Julie L. Gallagher, MS, RD, LD, attending the meeting for a discussion on sports related nutrition. Send any questions you have for her ahead of time to the team email address ( to help guide the discussion.

It is also time to renew your membership dues, if you haven't already. Thanks so much for those that have already taken the time to do this!

Here is the month in review:

  • We held an awesome Uniform Fit Kit Party at Running Wild. Thanks for hosting guys!
  • Orders for new uniforms are in!! We didn't get as many as we had hoped, but we will do...
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014


Thanks to all who came to the Fit Kit Party! We had a lot of fun. Primal Wear will be doing a random drawing from the list of names at the party. There will be some cool prizes. A full PW Tour de France kit for 1st, PW Tour top and bottom for 2nd and PW Tour jacket for 3rd place! We will send the winner’s names out once the order site is closed and our team order has been made.

Please place your orders for the new uniforms! The store will be closing in just over one week. Additional information, including how to place an order, can be found on the forum post

The fit kit will remain at Running Wild in Iowa City until the Primal Wear store closes. Women, the ladies bottom fit kits and Gemini tops should get to the store soon to try on (shipment trackers says Wednesday). We will notify you when they do, we are very sorry for the delay on this, the...

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

We had an amazing start to 2014 this year and I hope it will lead into another excellent year for the Iowa HEAT!

First, let me address the missing monthly summary emails for the last few months. The lack of these emails is directly tied to a change in my life, and there was a bit of an adjustment period before I was able to get into a schedule that has allowed me to spend the time on this email. I apologize for dropping the ball on these as I do feel it was a great way to keep the team together and keep everyone up-to-date as our different schedules make it difficult to get all of our members into one place for any one of our many events, even the membership meetings, and these emails do provide an opportunity to sum up, and send out, all the current and future HEAT related information. I hope to keep this up, but please be understanding if there are a few hiccups! (I won't hesitate to accept some help...

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hey HEAT members!

Don’t forget! This Saturday night (February 1st) we will be having a fit kit party at Running Wild in downtown Iowa City. Starts at 7pm.

We'll meet up and have a few snacks and beverages while we try on the new look we'll be sporting in 2014. This will give you a chance to check out the new uniform and decide what sizes you would like to order.

Get a sneak peak at the new design on the forum post.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Hey HEAT member!

Mark the date on your calendar, we will be having a fit kit party on February 1st, at Running Wild in Iowa City. Starts at 7pm.

We'll meet up and have a few snacks and beverages while we try on the new look we'll be sporting in 2014. This will give members a chance to check out the new uniform and decide what sizes you would like to order. Word on the street is that Running Wild might also be having a few clearance specials available too!

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Congratulations to all those that braved the snow and cold and got some swimming in last month. Below are the winners of the $25 gift cards to Seatasea. Great job Laura and Joel!

Top female swimmers

  1. Laura Lowe 55.6 miles
  2. Kim Sprenger 28.9 miles
  3. Daniela Williams 14.04 miles

Top male swimmers

  1. Joel O’Polka 28.79 miles
  2. Orion Staskal 26.11 miles
  3. Duane Staskal 18.27 miles

** Random winner of the $25 Seatasea gift card is Kim Sprenger.

Top overall miles

  1. Laura Lowe 1379.5 adjusted miles, 739.1 actual miles
  2. Daniela Williams 979.26 adjusted miles, 587.16 actual miles
  3. Kim Sprenger 779.78 adjusted miles, 304.56 actual miles


  1. Khris Vickroy 1245.55 adjusted miles, 806.55 actual miles.
  2. Timothy Doyle 932 adjusted miles, 364 actual miles.
  3. ...
Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Save the date and get ready to spend the evening with your teammates and their spouses/significant others!

Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 7pm-10pm (Awards around 8pm, auction ends after 9pm)
Location: 2250 Holiday Rd, Coralville, IA 52241 (North Ridge Pavilion)
Cost: FREE to members and their guest
RSVP: No RSVP needed.
Events: Like last year, we will be doing a silent auction and handing out a few awards.

To help with our awards, please fill out the 2013 Awards and Recognition survey and 2013 Year End Review survey. It only takes a few minutes to fill out each survey, and is greatly appreciated!

Changes from last year:

  • No need to RSVP. Just show up and enjoy the night.
  • Open bar. Iowa HEAT will provide a keg, a variety of bottled beer, a few...