LVTC Happenings!
A monthly report of events and resources for our passionate, growing local multisport community.

The gifts triathlon leaves in it's wake...
- Note from Nancy Jones
Why do we do this seemingly insane competition?
The varied answers rarely reflect the idea of standard competition with an opponent.The varied and fascinating answers are far more visceral. The reasons literally and metaphorically run through our veins. The reasons keep us upright. In every sense- physically/mentally/emotionally. Keeping us living at the highest standard in far more aspects of our lives than just that assumed shallow surface level competitive aspect.
Because triathlon and triathlon life lessons tend to run parallel with other extremely important areas of our lives. Our habits to maintain the workouts/lifestyle, bleed into our career game via the ability to keep that good overall life ritual for ALL things positive. Our family life follows suit in the higher standard of living as kids do as their parents do, and good nutrition plus endorphins are straight up contagious within a household. Our training is compounding work that adds years to our lives through the well known basic health elements for longevity. Our moment to moment appreciation, due to the practice within racing to take it all one step or mile at a time, helps us to value each good moment in life...and make it just plain LONGER.
So, this month, when checking out LVTC events, see them as much more than just physical events or competition. Take in President of LVTC, John Mercer's, article on adversity and consider your ability to deal with it better due to triathlon. Coach's Corner and LVTC sponsors are education and quality services special to YOU, amazing triathlete! Revel in your gifts and long life bestowed upon you from TRIATHLON!
On the Calendar:
LVTC Race Events: 

July 13th, 2019 Adult Aquabike and Youth Aquabike
September 8, 2019 Triathlon, Aquabike, Duathlon, Relay, Youth Tri

Socials/Training Events/Education

Lake swim and Social - June 22nd . Look for details on our facebook group page or email us for details
Lake swim - Wednesday July 3rd 6:00 pm
Mel's Swim Tips - Sunday July 14th Keep finger on the pulse of FB for time TBA
Summerlin Social - Wednesday July 17th Again keep regular ritual for FB updates on time and place
Lake swim - Saturday July 24th

Click HERE to visit our Calendar
Featured LVTC Sponsors:

Michelob ULTRA is the superior light beer with no artificial colors or flavors. With just 2.6 carbs and 95 calories, you can enjoy the crisp, clean taste of Michelob ULTRA without compromising your active lifestyle .

supported us at our last race, so lets support them with your cycling needs!
Why is a pre-race tune up important? Triathletes have many mental rigors on race day, and wouldn’t you like the piece of mind knowing that your bike is 100% race ready? It is just one less thing to worry about on race day and during the race itself!

Some of the most common things we see on triathlon bikes that we can address during your tune up include: wrong brake pads installed for race wheels, worn chains/bad shifting, brakes sticking, damaged tires and yes even missing bar end caps. 
We love supporting all of you in your racing endeavors, we look forward to seeing you on race days as well as at your home or office to tune up your bikes! Contact us directly for Tri Club specials. 
Velofix Las Vegas Tracy Fossen

Prez Corner:

Thoughtful notes from a fearless LVTC leader.


We all want to have that ‘perfect race’. That race where everything just comes together … the swim is perfect conditions, the bike is paced perfectly, and the run feels like it is downhill all the way. But that happens so infrequently – there are so many things that can go wrong during a race (or right before the race). Goggle strap snaps, wetsuit zipper gets jammed, swimming into the sun and can’t navigate, flat tire, broken spoke, chain drop, lost running shoe, wrong turn, lost nutrition, nausea, cramping, … the list goes on and on of things that can go wrong during a race!

How do you deal with adversity? Whether it is a mechanical issue, logistic issue, nutrition, or something else – you have to prepare yourself to bring your focus back to the race when you are faced with adversity. The feeling of accomplishment can be so much greater when you recognize that you overcame so much adversity during a race.
Maybe the adversity is an injury leading up to the start of a race. Without sounding too much ‘doom and gloom’ … we’ll all end up with some type of injury at some point during our training.

Can you shift your focus away from the injury to work on something else that will still move your training forward? For example, if you can’t run, maybe you focus on organizing gear, or logistics for the next race, or reviewing your training program leading up to the injury. Focusing on something positive will help keep your training program moving forward.

Finally, there are times when it is best to step out of a race or not even toe the start line because of adversity. These are tough decisions – but they happen. When you have a DNS (did not start) or DNF (did not finish), you can use these situations in a way to mature as a triathlete. It can help highlight that when you start, when you finish – regardless of time or place – that is a great achievement.

Every race should be celebrated – sometimes you celebrate the ‘perfect race’. Sometimes you celebrate the adversity that you overcame. But celebrate. Enjoy. Triathlon is a fantastic sport that you can be part of for a long time when you take the time to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments.

~John Mercer

Coach's Corner!
Check out our LVTC member coaches for resources, education, and training opportunities for all abilities!
Featured this month: Nancy Jones.
Check out her bio and contact info HERE
Club Store:

Las Vegas Triathlon Boco Gear Trucker Hats and Silicon swim caps are now available for purchase on our online store.
LVTC Olympic Level Sponsors
XTERRA Wetsuits
Xterra is always hooking up our club! Even though we receive monthly deals/discount code, check out the goods all around!

More amazing LVTC Sponsors
Las Vegas Triathlon Club