2011
12.15

Q & A: ITB Syndrome

Question:

Hi David

I run and cycle; having been doing so for years….more of a recreational person…aims to complete not compete…

in the last Standard Charter marathon…i had extreme pain on the outer part of my leg. And it would go away when i walked and then when i jogged it would come back after about 100 meters and i did that for the last 10km of the marathon…pain came at about 26km

I did a run a few days later…because i felt fine…..was fine for first few km and then pain came back after about 3km…

so i thought i would ride…did a round island on Sunday, great pain but only at the 110km mark…both knees this time, same place …outer medial part of knee…i could not even pedal…i have been riding for years, mtb and road never ever experienced this…

had no problems whilst riding until last Sunday…prior to that i did a Tour de Bintan (1st day / stage 150km, next day / 2nd stage 73 km and afternoon 3rd stage 38km…Never did such a grueling ride…had no pain during or after the event.

all said i am wondering whether you know what it could be, based on info provided…..oh yah…during the ride i had great pain only at my lower back or upper part of my butt….thought it could be my riding style because the tour de Bintan was damn hilly, nothing but up and down the whole course….and during my ride last Sunday…no hills, hardly, but still that butt / lower back pain…

Please advise thanks

Clinton

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2011
12.06

Elite Bicycles athlete Arland Macasieb posted the fastest bike and run times of the day on his way to a first place finish at the Timex 226 Iron Distance triathlon in Bohol, Philippines. Finishing in a time of 10:18:57, Arland crossed the line nearly ten minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. This is Arland’s first victory at the Iron distance, all the more impressive due to the fact that Arland set a new Philippine IM distance record in Arizona just two weeks ago.

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2011
12.06

Workout Winner: I’ve finished three Ironman triathlons

This is a wonderful interview with Elite Bicycles athlete Mary Latza brought to us by:

The Lehigh Valleys leading news paper THE MORNING CALL.

I give all Photo and content credit to this fine paper.

•Name: Mary Latza

•Age: 33

•Hometown: Center Valley

•Favorite exercise routine: Triathlons, but admit that playing on my work softball team is REALLY fun! I also really like the P90X workouts when I’m not training for a race — they are really challenging!

•Major exercise accomplishment: I’ve finished three Ironman triathlons and also have qualified for the Boston Marathon

(but haven’t raced it yet.)

•Proudest exercise moment: My first Ironman finish, followed by my second one, mainly because the 2nd Ironman was on a day where it poured rain the entire day!

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2011
10.20

4 time Olympian and Gold Medalist Sheila Taormina will be visits Singapore. (18th October – 24th October)

Sheila is the first woman to have qualified for the Olympics in three different sports – Swimming, Triathlon and Modern Pentathlon.

Sheila Taormina and her original, 1st generation custom razor

She has a Gold Medal for swimming at the 1996 Olympics.

While being an Elite Bicycle factory sponsored athlete, Sheila qualified for both the 2000 Summer Olympics, and well as the 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 2004, she was crowned ITU Triathlon World Champion. Before moving on to win the ITU Aquathlon World Championship in 2005.

Sheila made Olympic history by qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in Modern Pentathlon, making her the first woman to have qualified for the Olympics in 3 different sports

Modern Pentathlon consists of 5 different events, all held in one day. It is actually based on skills that a courier would need to deliver a message during wartime. It starts with Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding (a horse) and finally, Running.

In “Call the Suit”, learn about Fluid Dynamics and Theories of Propulsion. Develop the Freestyle swim technique used by the fastest swimmers worldwide!

Sheila will be conducting both private and group, swimming and triathlon clinics for interested athletes of every level.

Over 1 million kids have held Sheila’s Gold medal to date. During her inspirational and motivational talks, kids are taught to love themselves, and their body. She highlights that they can come in any shape, size or social economical upbringing but all of them are truly special. Each and every one of them has the ability to achieve anything that they put their heart and mind to.

Sheila was, after all the smallest swimmer to win Olympic Gold since 1920.

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2011
10.05

Enve Composites Logo Black

October 5, 2011 – Ogden, UT, USA – In a year highlighted by the launch of the new Smart ENVE System, Enve Composites has been busy expanding their component line to further meet consumer demand.  The latest addition to the Enve component line-up is the new Enve Compact Road Handlebar which debuted at the 2011 Dealer Camp.

“The existing Enve road handlebar has been rapidly adopted as a solid performer for those who prefer a more traditional shaped bar.  It was also clear that there was growing demand for a short reach, shallow drop compact style handlebar that maintained similar design features,” stated Enve Engineer Kevin Nelson.

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2011
10.03

“The Perfect Fit begins with an understanding of the athlete’s ambitions and abilities in order to educate them on achieving their goals and ultimately building a position that maximizes power, comfort, and handling without losing the bike’s ability to evolve with the rider.”

All fittings begin with the Pre-Fit interview, which is designed to gain a full understanding of the client’s athletic, physical, and medical history, this will provide a good head start in the determination of any physiological challenges, physical limitations, or neurological muscular patterns that may need to be addressed during exertion and pre-exhaustion. Physical and competitive goals, body image, lifestyle habits and personal anatomy also play a VERY important role to discern the appropriate starting point in an evolving biomechanically friendly position for each individual rider. Everyone is a “snowflake”.

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