Durapulse athletes raced very well over the weekend. Laurel Sroufe placed 5th in her age group at the XTERRA National Championships in Ogden, Utah. That’s 5th in the nation. Great racing Laurel! Next up, the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii at the end of October.
It was great watching so many Durapulse athletes race at the Lifetime Tempe Triathlon yesterday. We have an amazing team as evidenced by the below. Almost everyone who raced yesterday finished on the podium. Congratulations to Nicole Truxes for winning the overall women’s title in the Olympic race and to Ryan Hardy for winning the overall title in the sprint race.
XTERRA National Championships
3:43:31 Laurel Sroufe (5th AG F30-34)
11:54:18 Ryan Ferreira
Lifetime Tempe Triathlon
45:40 Connor Berntgen (2nd Overall)
50:17 Sarah Plant (1st AG F12-13)
59:54 Emily Plant (2nd AG F12-13)
1:03:18 Ryan Hardy (1st Overall)
1:09:06 Branden Turley (1st AG M30-34)
1:16:09 Tyler Barfield (1st AG M14-15)
1:27:45 Evan Barrick (1st AG F14-15)
2:12:02 Nicole Truxes (1st Overall Female)
2:20:57 Shawn Bernardi
2:44:24 Galina Kelly (2nd AG F45-49)
2:45:03 Patrick Bass
Tri Rock San Diego Sprint Triathlon
1:35:33 Cheryl Pendergrass
Westchester Olympic Triathlon
2:17:55 Hana Sykorova (3rd Overall Female)
3:53:16 Marvin Malkowski Jr.
Maui Half Marathon
1:41:00 Matt Gurtatowski
1:53:39 Joan Sommerlad
Watch the following Durapulse athletes race in the coming weeks at their respective races. Lowry, Elliot, and Dmitry have been training very hard for their Ironman races.
September 27, Ironman Mallorca, Lowry Barfield
October 11, Ironman World Championships, Elliot Kawaoka and Dmitry Baer
Anyone interested in putting together a team or teams for SOMA? Contact me if you would like to be a part of a relay team for the SOMA half.
Power in Motion Endurance Developed by Durapulse
Durapulse Performance Company and Power in Motion CrossFit have recently partnered to bring a successful strength and conditioning program to endurance athletes. Formerly DuraFit, this new “CrossFit for endurance” program will use the same proven training methods that Durapulse has utilized that has brought so many endurance athletes incredible success over the past few years.
The program involves daily classes that will be a part of a strength and conditioning program and will train the three energy systems of the body for complete fitness in endurance sports. Many endurance athletes neglect their phosphagen and anaerobic energy systems while giving exclusive focus to their aerobic energy system (ie. “long, slow distance”). To build and maintain complete fitness, and to race effectively, one must train all three energy systems. This program goes beyond the “general physical preparedness” that CrossFit is know for. And the ability to endure is not enough to race well. Participants will build endurance along with strength, power, speed, stamina, agility, accuracy, balance, coordination, and flexibility for their target endurance events. These physical attributes will be developed through various weightlifting and gymnastic (body weight) exercises combined with swimming, biking, and running.
The classes will involve cycling on bike trainers, running, and strength and conditioning methods with an emphasis on great technique, consistency, and work, to produce participants who are the strongest and fastest endurance athlete that they can be. Those looking to build durability and resilience in their bodies while developing an increase in work capacity are great candidates for this program. This program is specialized for those training for endurance events, including running, cycling, and triathlon.
Most classes are 90 minutes in duration and will follow this format: warm up, skill and technique session, Workout of the Day (biking or running), strength work, cool down with stretching and mobility work.
Classes begin September 29th with the following schedule:
Monday 5:30-6:30AM (CrossFit Strength and Conditioning)
Tuesday 5:30-7:00PM (Bike emphasis)
Wednesday 5:30-7:00AM (Run emphasis)
Thursday 5:30-7:00PM (Run emphasis)
Friday 5:30-7:00AM (Bike emphasis)
The cost of the program is $199/month and includes a general weekly training plan for target events. The training plan will be interactive through Training Peaks (must set up a free account). The plan will give specific swim, bike, and run workouts during the week and on the weekend. For those only wanting to supplement their training program with strength and conditioning there is an option to attend any two classes/week for $149/month. Drop-ins are also available for a daily fee. Current Durapulse members will receive a discount off the listed price.
With these changes the weekly Durapulse track workout at Saguaro HS will be moved to Power in Motion. Power in Motion CrossFit is located at 16679 N. 90th St, Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 near the 101 Freeway and Bell Rd.
I am very excited about this new partnership. Power in Motion has incredible equipment for the needs of triathletes and beyond. The gym location is near fantastic routes for road and off-road training. This is a great opportunity for Durapulse to bring better coaching to the endurance athletes in the valley.