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Need some practice before your big race? Freshjunkie Racing will be in False River for an 800 open water swim!! The open water swim will be supported! Take advantage of this opportunity and meet the great faces behind Freshjunkie Racing!

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FREE SUPPORTED SWIM! We are going to set a 800 meter course complete with buoys for you to practice sighting. We will also have plenty of water support out there from 8-9am. Invite your people. Message us if you want to provide additional water support.

Time to get out of the pool!
FREE for Tri-Cajun members!
Bring your bike and running shoes too.
Please contact me for details.
And don’t forget to thank Jason Ray!

108 East Main Street, New Roads, Louisiana 70760

Come join BRTri, False River Tri Club and others for an open water swim in False River on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. This is not a clinic, it’s a swim, and we plan to have a couple kayaks or paddle boards to provide support. Please make sure to bring a bright colored swim cap to wear.

From there you have two options for post swim rides as well–the 56 mile River Roux Triathlon course or the 18 mile Louisiana Triathlon course.

If you would rather kayak than swim, please send us a message as we can always use another.

All are welcome!

Inspirational Swimming Video Featuring Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ian Thorpe, Cesar Cielo, Alain Bernard, James Magnusson, Nathan Adrian. I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” “Rise and shine. 6am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it’s too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of a bed. Aching muscles lie still in rebellion, pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland, but you didn’t ask their opinion. The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that’s says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do. Welcome to The Grind! For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way, 10,000 streams fan out like a river delta before you, Each one promising the path of least resistance. Thing is, you’re headed upstream. And when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable and what’s safe and what some would call “common sense”, well that’s day 1. From there it only gets tougher. So just make sure this is something you want. Because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away, all you have to do is pick up your feet. But you aren’t going to are you?
 With each step comes the decision to take another 
You’re on your way now
 But this is no time to dwell on how far you’ve come. 
You’re in a fight against an opponent you can’t see
 Oh but you can feel him on your heels can’t you?
 Feel him breathing down your neck 
You know what that is?
 That’s you…
Your fears, your doubts and insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky
 But don’t lose heart
 While they aren’t easily defeated, they are far from invincible
 Remember this is The Grind
 The Battle Royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who’s telling you that this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponents are stronger than you.
 Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat
 Burn away your self doubt with the fire that’s beneath you
 Remember what you’re fighting for
 And never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress, 
She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake.
 She is ever searching for that weak place in your armor
 That one tiny thing you forgot to prepare for
 So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains,”is that all you got?”, “are you sure?”
 And when the answer is “yes”. That you’ve done all you can to prepare yourself for battle THEN it’s time to go forth and boldly face your enemy, the enemy within 
Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory
 You’re a lion in a field of lions 
All hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says VICTORY is the only thing that can keep you alive
 So believe that voice that says ” you CAN run a little faster ” and that ” you CAN throw a little harder ” and that ” you CAN dive a little deeper” and that, for you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion. Luck is the last dying wish of those who wanna believe that winning can happen by accident, sweat on the other hand is for those who know it’s a choice, so decide now because destiny waits for no man. And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you you’re not ready for it, listen instead for that lone voice in decent the one that says you are ready, you are prepared, it’s all up to you now. So rise and shine.

Sheila Taormina was kind enough to stop in Lafayette and put on two swim stroke clinics at Red Lerille’s Tuesday.
Classes filled fast and Sheila was a great teacher and speaker.
Her new book “Call the Suit” is now published and really gets to the point on what it takes to Get Fast. Sheila brings a ton of energy and motivation to the table.
Good luck Sheila on the rest of your trip.
My girls loved her too!

Can your music playlist affect your cardiovascular health?
Recent research shows that listening to music that brings the listener feelings of joy is enough to dilate blood vessels, increasing blood flow.
There is also a psychological benefit of music on sports performance as music has shown to be a great way to regulate mood both before and during physical activity.
Sports psychologist at Brunel University, Dr. Costas Karageorghis, has done studies to see the impact of music on sports performance. Synchronous music (music that has a clear and steady beat) was shown to elevate a person’s performance by 20%, whereas asynchronous music (background music) was shown to calm the nerves of athletes by as much as 10%.
Dr. Costas Karageorghis theorizes that there are 4 main ways that music affects an athlete:
Music distracts an athlete from fatigue.
Music can act as a mood altering catalyst.
Music can synchronize an athlete’s rhythm and movement.
Music can act as a trigger for learning certain motions and aid with muscle memory.
From the evidence provided, there seems to be a correlation between music and performance.
The triathlete spends countless training hours swimming laps and covering many miles by bike and foot. In addition to making triathlon training more enjoyable, listening to music may even give you a slight training edge.
Perhaps you already listen to music while you bike and while you run. Why not listen to music while you swim?
Continue reading Put Music To Your Triathlon Swim Training With A Waterproof MP3 Player.

Precision Bikes
would like to thank
UL Triathlon Club
Red Lerille’s
The Lafayette Kayak and Fishing Club (Robert Mitchell)
for their the support on the water for the swim.
We had a great turnout of about 50 swimmers, thank you for participating!
The Open Water Swim organised by the UL Triathletes and Red’s
will start
Saturday March 7th at 8:00 am.

Parking will be in the back of the lake, restrooms will be located by Cajun Man start. Everyone attending should bring shoes or sandals (in addition to your swimgear) for swim entrance. Boats will be present on the lake for safety. We will start with a 20 minute warm up then progress into mass starts consisting of groups of 10 and getting larger as each athlete gets comfortable with the starts. Athlete’s will be able to work on sighting and race pace for a triathlon.

Eric Bernard aka Paolo Bettini from Quickstep will start up a bike ride after the swim for those interested in riding after the swim. Ride will leave from the swim site.