Happy New Year!!! With the holidays now
behind us, it's time to get back to training,
racing and fulfilling all those new year's
Our spring training season is just around the
corner, so stay tuned to your inbox for more
information coming soon. We hope to see you
training and racing with us in 2009!
|Spring Season Starts January 26th
Registration for the Spring Season is now
open! Practices will start on January 26th,
and we will be training for the final race in
Too Cool's Spring Sprint Series at Lake
Georgetown on April 25th. When you register
this month you will have the option to sign
up for one season or the entire year of
training (spring, summer and fall seasons
included) at a discounted rate of $275.
To kick off the new year, we will be holding
an informational event at REI - Galleria
(7538 Westheimer) on January 22nd, 7pm. Bring a
friend along to meet the team and learn more
about adventure racing.
Don't forget about our referral program as
you gear up for the Spring Season. This
program, made possible by our sponsor Volant
Solutions, rewards current members of Houston
Fit AR for referring new members. With one
referral you get $25 off your membership.
With two, you get a free jersey. And with
three or more, your spring season membership
you spread the word about HFAR, download and
print the flyer below and
pass it on to anyone you know that might be
20 Highlights From the Sports Nutrition
By Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD
Over 5,000 exercise scientists, sports
dietitians, physicians and coaches gathered
for the annual American College of Sports
Medicine meeting in May 2008 to share their
latest research in sports nutrition. Below
are some of the sports nutrition highlights.
Here are the 20 most significant highlights.
|Sam Houston National Forest Trail Coalition
GHORBA has received a significant grant to
extend the trail system at Double Lake and is
in the process of developing a Master
Plan for all bike trails throughout the Sam
Houston National Forest.
In an effort to support GHORBA and the
National Forest Service in the development of
their trail systems, Chad will be creating a
trail coalition to act as a collective voice
for all trail users (runners,
bikers, hikers, equestrian and motorized
If you are interested in participating in the
trail coalition, you can contact Chad at
|The Gear Junkie: The Do-all Bike Shoe
By Stephen Regenold
A common question I get from first-time
multisport athletes revolves around the
versatility of footwear in sports such as
adventure racing and off-road triathlon.
Namely, newbies aspiring to speed transition
times or cut back on the quantity of gear
carried in a race wonder whether one pair of
shoes might make it through multiple legs
during an event, including cycling, trail
running, and potentially paddling and
off-trail navigation in an orienteering section.
|Elite Membership Level
Last year 10 veteran members reached our
"Elite Membership Level". If you have been
with HFAR for at least two full
years then you are eligible for
this program aimed at rewarding
those who have helped grow our
team throughout the years.
The annual cost for an Elite Member is only
$150 - nearly half of what a returning member
for one full year! The benefits of membership
remain the same, minus the t-shirt...which
you probably have plenty of anyway. You'll
get the same level of top-notch instruction
from our coaches, three full seasons of
practices and mock races, access to our
year-long periodized training calendar,
continual use of our online member forum and
invitations to all social events. Plus,
the opportunity to train and race with all
your HFAR friends!
Some of you are eligible for Elite Membership
status now, and many of you are only a
few short seasons away from reaching this
level. If you have any questions about your
current membership status or the Elite
Membership program, please email Megan at
|Sevys for Sale
For any of you former adventure racers tired
of that yellow eyesore collecting dust in
your garage, now is the time to unload it.
With our spring season starting later this
month, there are sure to be plenty of new
members interested in buying a gently used
Sevylor for paddling practice.
Click on the link below to connect with new
members to sell your old boats/seats/paddles.
The link is below.
HFAR Knights - 15th
HFAR Co-Factor - 24th
Outcast - 25th
Werewolves - 53rd
Texas Jailbreak AR (11/22/2008)
HFAR Knights - 1st
Werewolves - 2nd Coed
HFAR-Silly Sudsuckers - 3rd Coed
Rock Paper Scissors - 4th Coed
HFAR - Truitt Trouble - 7th Coed
HFAR Reckon So - 4th Male
Big Sky HFAR - 9th Male
HFAR Pipe Monkeys - 15th Male
HFAR Team Know Not - 1st Female
Short and Spicey - 3rd
2008 Dave Boyd Adventure Race
Truitt Trouble - 3rd Coed (sprint)
Keith H. - 4th Solo Men (sprint)
(clockwise from top left):
Robert and Josh race strong at the
Huntsville AR. |
Team Truitt plots their course at the
Huntsville AR. | Team HFAR Knights earns
their first place finish at the
Huntsville AR. | Helena and Elizabeth at the
New Year Potluck Social.
If you've got something to say, we want to
Email Megan at organizer@
houstonfitar.com with your articles,
ideas or suggestions, and we will try to
in our next issue.
- 1/22 - Spring Season Informational at
- 1/26 - Spring Season Starts
RACES AND EVENTS
- 1/10 - Bandera 100km/50km/25km
- 1/14 - REI Advanced Bike Maintenance
- 1/17 - REI Advanced Bike Mechanics
- 1/17 - Bayou City Outdoors Farmers Market
- 1/18 - Houston Marathon
- 1/18 - Bayou City Outdoors Hiking Houston
on Buffalo Bayou
- 1/24 - Too Cool's Big Chill AR
- 1/24 - TMBRA Miles of DisComfort Marathon
- 1/29 - Intro to Rock Climbing
- 1/27 - BikeHouston Annual Meeting
- 1/1 - New Year's Day
- 1/19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- 1/8 - Alejandro A.
- 1/22 - Coach Ash E.