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Online registration ends at NOON!

Just a friendly reminder that online registration ends at noon today. If you are unable to make that deadline, or are just a procrastinator, there's still time! Download a registration form and bring it to the Event Expo Saturday. While we cannot guarantee you'll get a t-shirt, you can still participate in the Celebration of Life Triathlon and support a great cause!

Still time to join the fun!

With just one week to go, there's still time to join in the fun of the 18th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon! Online registration is open through noon Friday, Sept. 14. Or you can register at our Event Expo next Saturday, Sept. 15.

This is going to be a busy weekend at Cascade Shores! How's your training going?

Early Registration Deadline Aug. 17

The summer is flying by! The early registration deadline for this year's Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon is coming up quickly. Those registered by the Aug. 17 deadline are guaranteed a t-shirt and the discounted registration fee of $45. After Friday, registration increases to $55. Athletes can go online to register at www.bsmtri.org.

Use caution on course

As athletes transition their training up to Cascade Shores and gear up the workouts, please use caution. From miles of well-traveled roadways to a busy summertime lake, it's best to be mindful while riding, running or swimming. Thank you Heather for bringing our attention to an incident that occurred Friday, and for the tip to pay attention while training in the evening.

Please continue to be safe out there!

Have you trained on the course yet?

Now that August is here, training activity has picked up at Scotts Flat Lake. It's exciting to see women (and oftentimes their male supporters/training partners) swimming in the lake, riding Pasquale Rd and running the course. Nearly every morning now there are women up at the lake for a swim and/or ride. If you haven't gotten out there yet, never fear, there is still plenty of time.

Bike Clinic Saturday

Join Connie Strawser from the Tour of Nevada City for our Bike Clinic at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. This clinic is for both new and returning athletes. Connie does a great job and the clinic can help build confidence as you continue to train. Bring your bike and gear. The clinic is hosted by South Yuba Club
555 Searls Avenue in Nevada City. For more information, call (530) 470-9100.

If you've attended other clinics so far this year, let us know what you think. Are they helpful? What more would you like to see? We'd love the feedback!

For sports nutrition, pay attention to the basics

EDITORS NOTE: The BSM Triathlon Committee would like to welcome home Elizabeth Legg. She was the first recipient of the BSM Memorial Scholarship and has returned to the community to practice as a nutritionist at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth will also provide valuable information about nutrition for all of you in training. This is the first of many posts from her. Enjoy!

Sports nutrition can get very complex and specific, but attention to the basics will take you far.

Learn how to have an injury free triathlon tonight!

Join us tonight at The Pilates Place, where Roxanna Cohen, P.T., will discuss what you need to know to have an injury free event. This clinic is FREE and for athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels. The clinic is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at 131 Richardson St. in Grass Valley. For more information, call (530) 477-5167.

Clinics begin this week!

The BSM Triathlon clinics begin Tuesday. For first-timers or past participants who want a refresher - all are welcome! Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Club Sierra for the First-timers clinic presented by Tiana Rockwell of the Gold Country Triathlon Club. NEW! Welcome new supporter Trkac Running Store. Owner Leatrice Erickson will present a walk/run clinic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Wendy Baker's Swim Clinic is Saturday at Nevada Union High School. For complete details on all clinics go to Event Information, Clinics on our website.

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