We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the 2019 Team Envision Race Series!
The Team Envision race series are selected triathlons for all members of all abilities. We want to encourage all members to race, have fun, and build camaraderie. The Race Series consists of seven races this year.
For each of these races, our bright red Team Envision tent will be there. We encourage prospective members to stop by and meet us there!
Season Opener Triathlon and Duathlon
Saturday, May 11
Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon
Harvest Sprint Triathlon
Saturday, June 8
Sprint and Olympic Triathlon
Patriot Half Triathlon
Saturday, June 15
Half Distance Triathlon and Aquabike
East Freetown, MA
Sunday, July 28
Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, and Aquabike
Sunday, August 11
Sprint Triathlon and Aquabike
August 24 – Sprint Tri
August 25 – Olympic Tri and Aquabike
Title 9 Triathlon
Sunday, September 8
Women Only Sprint Triathlon
TE’s premier annual event is our Training Weekend, which offers daily opportunities to swim, bike, run, stretch and roll, eat great home-cooked food, attend clinics, share great tips and resources, and make some new best friends.
Training weekend is held in the beautiful setting of Southern Coastal Maine at University of New England in Biddeford. We run and bike through the beautiful rolling terrain, swim in the gorgeous UNE pool and at a nearby beach, and relax in the hot tub. Participants should feel free to adjust the intensity levels and attendance of group workouts and/or head out on their own to fit individual training needs.
All members are invited to this great weekend that includes two breakfasts, two dinners, two lunches, snacks, comfortable living suites, coached practices, interactive clinics, and tons of fun! And don’t forget to bring all your gear and plenty of clothing options because you just never know what the weather will bring.
When: June 21-23, 2019
Where: UNE Campus, Biddeford, ME
Estimated Cost: $200 each based on 12 attendees – TE members only due to our insurance policy.
Ironman Maine 70.3 – August 26, 2018
Catherine’s Race Report:
Ironman Maine 70.3 is an extremely well supported, well executed race. Support staff, police, race directors were all fantastic, well prepared, and had a great attitude towards the race. If you’re looking for a very well organized race, this is it. Everyone in the town supported the road closures and race beyond expectations. My only suggestion if you are not into the kid scene is to find a location to stay away from downtown. There were plenty of ways to have a buddy drop you at transition rather than relying on walking.
I need some power goals on the bike. I’m not disciplined enough race day, and I race harder than I train every time. I need to train harder, race easier, and need some numbers to orient this. “By feel” is clearly too subjective for me to do this well enough.
CORE WORK. I think my back was killing me because my core wasn’t strong enough for the speed I was pulling on that bike ride. Winter goal: LOTS of core work.
The apple watch has got to go. Time for a Garmin! I felt totally mislead on the run looking at my numbers after the fact.
Steelhead 70.3 – August 2018
Nathalie’s Race Report:
Why do a report on a race you DNF? I guess because it was a learning experience that may be worth sharing… I did not train consistently this year and hopefully I will retain the lessons.
My husband and I like to destination race and discover different venues. So we headed to Benton Harbor, Michigan: we flew to Chicago with our bikes and it was a couple of hours drive from there.
The swim was a bit challenging. Although it is a lake, it is a BIG lake and the waves can be a bit rough. The temp was just above wetsuit legal, I am not a confident enough swimmer to go into choppy water without a wetsuit for that distance, so I elected to join the last, wetsuits-only, wave of swimmers. And I am glad I did as I passed a number of athletes who struggled and stopped to hug buoys along the way. It was a long 1.2 miles in 56mn…
The bike was rolling hills, a bit of a blurr now that I try to recall, rather scenic, 3h34 for the 56 miles is not unusual for me.
The run, usually my preferred leg, was my demise. It was getting hot, but I have raced successfully in hotter conditions. I thought I was going to make it ok and maintain 11 mn mile, but at mile 5.5 I started hyper-ventilating and it went out of control. I was not able to manage my breathing, had to walk, and was forcibly (and noisily) gulping air, which alarmed fellow runners and spectators. I was on the verge of panicking and realized that I was not going to recover and finish. And this is the part that is new to me: I never had to rely on the support system of the race. As I went through several bouts of hyperventilating and crying, the spectators, volunteers, police officers, medics all in turn attended to me, guided my breathing, reassured and comforted me. They were amazingly empathetic and kind, and I am so appreciative and grateful to all these strangers who were helping me in a moment of distress.
All is well, this was not a lasting injury and I learned that I can’t just fake it and rely on general decent condition to go into distance racing. I need to prepare adequately, and resume a path of more consistent training. This will be possible with the fun camaraderie and strength of my fellow Team Envision members and coaches. And I am looking forward to it!
Mass State – July 8, 2018
Laurie’s Race Report:
Dawn. 52 degrees. Brr! What happened to that heatwave? Not to worry, it warmed up by the time we got going.