Smith MultiSport Multisport training specializing in 

long course triathlon to IronMan

 

Res firma mitescere nescit.

(A firm resolve does not know how to weaken... American Flyer) 

 

  

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COVID-19 / Smith Multisport's stance...

 

The 2020 time trials will go on as planned as long as the pandemic does not get worse and restrictions are put back into place.

 

The new name for the

"No Swag Time Trials" are now...

The "Social Distancing No Swag Time Trials".

 

The new protocols are as follows;

... Online registration only. No money or forms will be taken at the race site.

... Everyone, including me the RD, must maintain at least 6 ft distance apart.

... Face masks are optional but don't breathe on anyone.

... USA Triathlon Drafting rules will be in effect. 3 bike lengths apart and once you enter the draft zone you must complete your pass. Otherwise you're cheating in more ways than drafting.

... Draft Zone. I could ride my Moto and check like I do at a sanctioned triathlon. I'm not going to do that. This is a FUN event. There comes a point where a person should respect themselves and others.

... Awards. The overall male and female winners may grab their prize from the box.

 

My view of group rides and runs. Since there is no way of knowing if someone is infected with the Corona Virus, why risk infecting yourself and others? We can at least keep a safe distance from others while we're playing. Of course the bike drafters will not be happy. Ha! But we all have several Social Media sources we can reach out and hang out with others online too. We can also train and do our thing separately for the benefit of others.

 

So a time trial is a social distance event anyway. But we just must be diligent before and after the race.

 

And now there are many Virtual races, both running and cycling. So adapt and help slow the spread of this virus or it may go on much longer. And the restrictions will be put back in place.

 

Here are some Virtual Races to consider.

 

Sommer Sports, Clermont Fla (I'm signing up asap);

https://mailchi.mp/sommersports/challenge-yourself

 

The Conqueror Challenges; (I'm currently 464 miles up the UK heading to Scotland, 1080 total miles. This is as of 5/15/20)

https://www.theconqueror.events/

 

 

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Mark Sams is the new SMS No Swag 22K Time Trial record holder with a time of :34:50! 9/7/2019

Thats 22.9 mph for just under 14 miles. Smokin!

 

Daniel Gruszka was the male 22K

No Swag time trial record holder.

:38:08 on 6/2/2018.

 

Tammy Griffin Hassenpflug is the female 22K

No Swag time trial record holder!

:39:57 on 10/28/2017

 

You think you're faster?

Come out and prove it and

set a new course record! And if you do,

your next Time Trial entry is free so

you can defend your record.

 

 

The original 15K Time Trial course record was set by Jamie Bowen, 7/7/2013 with a time of :22:27.

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 The Smith Multisport 2020 "No Swag" 22K Time Trial schedule is up. Get on your bikes, train and get ready to race.

 

 

#1 Saturday, June 13, 9AM

 

#2 Saturday, August 15, 9AM

 

(Onsite registration opens at 8AM.)

 

 

You can now register online via Bike Signup.

 

Here's the Bike Signup site link...

 

 

 

The race site is the Lions Camp For the Blind! It is on the Laura Walker Park Road. It is the same course as the 22K (13.7 mile) bike course of the

Splash, Mash and Dash Triathlon Duathlon.

 

The Time Trials are sponsored by the

Fellowship of Christian Athletes and hosted by

the Lions Camp for the Blind.

since June 9th, 2018.

 

The winning prize for the overall male

and female is sponsored by Orrie McCrae.

The top, overallmale and female cyclists will recieve a set of bicycle safety lights and a Tour de Swamp ball camp! If a cyclist has won the overall prize previously, it will go to the next fastest finisher in a roll down.

 

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Smith Multisport has 4

Time Trial sponsors!

 

...The Lions Camp for the Blind

 

...The Okefenokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes

 

...Orrie McCrea "the Great Orriacle"

 

...KDs Cafe and Catering, Waycross, Ga

 

Okefenokee FCA



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Hey Triathletes. If you haven't already, it's time to get out of your road bike bubble and broaden your bike horizons. And off road cycling will improve your bike handling skills too. Check out "Mountain Biking" or "Gravel Biking" events. Do a search and you would be surprised at how many are out there. And IMHO, you do not need a "gravel" bike to do a gravel bike event. If you have a decent Mountain Bike it will do just fine if not better with the fatter tires. And if needed, you can add a seat post rack or a couple more bottle cages. It's what I do and it's works great. If you need assistance, I'm here for you as a bike tech too. Look over my Quads of Fire bike tech page on this site. 

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A day in SMS history...

 

IronMan 70.3 Hawaii aka Ironman Honu

 

Epic day on the Kona Coast and the IM Honu.

June 2, 2012. It is on the famously

difficult end of the IronMan Hawaii World Championship bike course. The winds

can be more difficult there too.

  

raced to my fitness on a beautiful but difficult course under more difficult than normal conditions. My training for this course was close to my full Ironman training. I needed every minute of it. I finished.

And now I know how to help you finish it too.

 

Lo aloha la ea (Keep your love) 

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 "Eat to train.... don't train to eat"

Bob Sebohar

 

 

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