February 2010 Archives
Time Trial Series/ Solvang/ Willowbrook
2010 Endure It! Team Time Trial Series Continues!
This year's indoor team time trial series continues on Saturday, March 7. The races are on the same 12.5-mile rolling hill course as years prior, which allows riders to compete against previous performances and see where they place on the all-time best list. Two-person teams will compete head-to-head against each other and the clock. Four teams per hour (two teams on each Computrainer stage) starting at 7 a.m. In order to stay on schedule, 5 to 10 minutes will be allowed for warm up on the Computrainers. There is plenty of space around the store, so bring your own trainer if you'd like a longer warm up.
Each race will start on the hour until 2 p.m.
You can check out the results from January's Team Time Trial below, and check out pictures from the event at EndureItClub.com.
We're excited to be heading out to Solvang, Calif., for the Endure It! Solvang Camp 2010, which will be March 1 - 7. We're looking forward to a chance to get out of the cold and log many outdoor miles on some scenic, challenging routes. If you haven't yet, become a fan of our Endure It! Facebook fan page and follow our Twitter feed. We'll be updating both over the course of the trip with photos and videos from camp, so all of you back home will be able to see the great weather and even better times you're missing out on. You'll also want to keep checking in on Facebook and Twitter, as we have been posting links to Endure It! Club members' personal blogs so you can keep up with their training and hopefully motivate yourself. Once the weather turns and we can hit the road, we'll be posting updates and photos from group rides and races over the course of the season. Fans are also able and encouraged to upload your own links and photos to the group. We want everyone to know how great it is to be a part of the Endure It! club!
Things are moving along smoothly with construction on the build out for the new Endure It! location in Willowbrook. We're anticipating opening in the second half of March. Stay tuned to the newsletter, Endureitclub.com and our Facebook page for updates as we get closer to the date.
February 21, 2010 | Permalink
Final Endure It! Indoor Team Time Trial
The final indoor 2-person team TT at Endure It! is quickly approaching. Sunday March 7th marks the end of Endure It's 2010 time trials. Find your partner, talk some drafting strategy and reserve your spot, time slots are filling up quickly.
The First TT this season saw two all-time records fall. The first record, which stood since 2008, set by Dave Irion and Brian Dobes (29:08.7) was finally broken by Todd Byers and Doug Gibson (28:55.17). Todd and Doug's record held strong for all of two hours until Chris Mosora and Mark Schwartzendruber got on the saddle and hammered their way to an impressive 28:42.28.
On the Women's side, Tammy Danielle and Sue Talbot still hold the top two times (34:06.3 in 2009) and (34:07.8 in 2008). Earlier this year Katie Dumford and Stacey Appelwick clocked the 3rd fastest women's time in the event's four year history (34:22.8).
Check out some of last year's video footage HERE
Take advantage of this friendly competition to mix up your training this winter. The 12.48mi course is mostly flat with a couple rolling hills. Of course the last quarter mile climb isn't exactly a roller, more of a gut check. Put some intensity into your training program, grab a partner and sign up. Come early and bring a trainer to warm up. Fuel up with bagels, juice, fruit, and free samples.
Cost: $40 per team
Date: March 7, 2010
Time: 8am-1pm, on the hour every hour (max of 4 teams of 2 per hour)
Where: Endure It! 504 W 5th Ave Naperville, IL
Register: online HERE or stop by the shop.
February 10, 2010 | Permalink