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Recent Iowa HEAT News

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Team Gear store is now open! Just go to "The Team" -> "Team Gear" on the menu bar. The items are all there and the availability of sizes, but the photos are yet to come. Hopefully this weekend I will get them added.

The Headsweat hats are on their way and will be here by the weekend. I will have them with me at the Triathlon Clinic Saturday morning along with all the other gear. If you are attending, you can pick up or purchase all the team gear then. You can also have your gear shipped to you for $5. To pay for shipping, purchase the $5 shipping item on the WePay store and put your address in the comment field during checkout.

Running Wild has purchased a full size run of the Sugoi Running Singlets. If you were on the fence about ordering one, you can pick one up at their store in Coralville.

Contact with any questions!

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Bike Safety Informational Presentation

Iowa HEAT and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition are sponsoring a bike safety event. Please join us to learn how we can increase the safety of all bikers while on the road. Local law enforcement agencies will present on what the rules of the road mean for both bikers and vehicles.
The event will be held May 23, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Coralville Public Library in the Schwab Conference Room. There is no cost and the event is geared towards the adult ride however all ages are welcome.
Many of the HEAT team sponsors will be available at 6:30 and after the presentation at 8:00 with cool products to check out.
For questions please contact Chris Langenberg at 319-631-4708 or Kim Sprenger at 319-321-4553.

Sponsors Attending:

Running Wild
Sugar Bottom Bikes
We Run
World of Bikes

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Happy National Bike Month everyone!! Last Monday we had our May team meeting, and the last of our organized meetings with speakers for the summer. Now it is time to get out and race! Like last year, the next 3 months we will hold an informal social gathering at the houses of members who volunteer to host a potluck style party. If you are willing to host, please contact Kim or respond to this email. The location for the June social will be announced soon, and will be held on the June 11th.

For those of you who couldn't make the meeting, here is the summary of what was presented:

  • We announced our next few upcoming events. This includes the Triathlon Workshop on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26th), the Bike Safety Clinic on May 23rd at 6:30 at the Coralville Library, and our next official team race (and post-party afterwards) Pigman Sprint on June 3rd. We are also planning a fall swim clinic for those who missed the Spring...
Monday, May 14th, 2012

Just a reminder we have the monthly team meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the Schwab Conference Room located in the lower level of the Coralville Library.
Our guest speakers are from Adair Chiropractic, they will present on A.R.T.

We also have uniform and gear pickup tonight. If you would like to try on any of the extra Sugoi items, they will be available before the meeting and afterwards. This week is for swapping sizes only. After that any extra items will go up for sale. A list of what is available is here...

Also tonight you can purchase swim caps ($5), cowbells ($7.50), die-cut stickers ($7.50), knit hat ($10), sweatshirts ($30), polos ($40).

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Hello just wanted to remind everyone the monthly meeting is this coming Monday. Our speaker this month is Adair Chiropractic. They will be presenting on ART therapy.
There is still time to sign up for the Lake McBride Duathlon!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

We are going to be hosting a triathlon clinic open to the public Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th) at 9:00am out at the sailboat ramp of Lake MacBride. Feel free to drop by for any or all of this event, it will be free to our members and $2 for non-members, but donations will be accepted. The focus of this clinic will be to cover all aspects of triathlon, and we will be presenting information for athletes of all experience levels, including those that have never completed a triathlon.

Contact with questions or requests for presentations.

See the details and schedule here:

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Iowa HEAT member,

Happy May Day everyone!
I hope everyone is gearing up for the racing season. We had a great team showing at the River Run this past weekend and the McBride Duathlon is just 12 days away.
It is time for our monthly meeting already. We will meet on Monday May 14th at the Coralville Library in the Schwab Conference Room. We will start at 7:00 PM and done before 8:30.
Here is the agenda, please let me know if you have any questions.

Swim Clinic Re-Cap (Daniela)
Gear Order Update (Daniela)
May Bike Safety Clinic Update (Chris L. and Kim)
May Tri Clinic Update (Steve and Duane)
Summer Meeting Plan (Kim)
Team Practice Update (Steve)

Speaker: still to be determined, I will send out a note once I have a final plan.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Monday, April 9th, we had our April meeting. Here are the details for those of you that couldn't make it.

  • We have created a practice incentives program to allow members to receive a free annual membership if they commit to providing a group practice that meets a few requirements. For details, send an email to or read the full program details here:
  • We are planning a general triathlon clinic to cover all topics from beginners details up to nutrition and advanced transition techniques. The tentative date and location are Saturday May 26th at Lake MacBride. We will not be hosting this clinic at the swim area, however, because during Memorial Day weekend, the park will be crowded. We are planning to use a separate area across the lake. Keep an eye on your email and our website for more...
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the great weather we have had. Our monthly meeting will be held in Room A of the Coralville Library at 7:00 PM on Mondy April 9th. (Which just happens to be next Monday)
Below is the agenda and information about our guest speakers. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me or call me

April Team Meeting Agenda

1. Practice Incentive Program – Steve
2. Triathlon Clinic – Duane
3. Upcoming Bike Safety Clinic – Chris and Kim
3. Swim Clinic – Daniela
4. Team Gear Update – Daniela
5. Girls Night – Daniela and Kim (if Amy is there she can talk)
6. River Run Pre and Post Party – Lucas
7. Guest Speaker –Jim Holte will present on Injury Prevention

Jim and Cassidy will be discussing stretching for the major muscle groups used in endurance sports with emphasis on "transitionally convenient" stretches. They will also discuss injury prevention during training.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This month's membership meeting was Mar 19th at 7:00pm at the Coralville Library. With this unseasonably warm weather I think it was hard to get anyone to stop training and come to the event so thank you to those who did attend. We will be doing 1 to 2 more indoor meetings before we start the outdoor socials this summer. Keep a watch on your emails and the website for an update.

  • We announced the Feb NCC winners, Tim Smith and Daniela Williams. The random drawing winner was Khris Vickroy. All three winners will receive $25 gift cards to Running Wild. The combined mileage leaders for February were Chris Langenberg and Kim Sprenger. Our team took 7th in our division.

    We also announced the overall winners, Chris Langenberg (no surprises there) and Daniela Williams. The women's race with incredibly tight with under 100 adjusted miles between the top three! The two winners received specially commissioned HEAT artwork made by...