I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday in the company of your family, friends and loved ones!
What a year!
2015 marked Racelab’s 15th Anniversary and it was a great one for the team!
Racelab athletes claimed two titles that show the highest level of racing and represent the wide spectrum of the quality of training that we offer:
North America Ironman Amateur Championship (as well as the Fastest amateur Marathon time) and
ITU Paratriathlon World Championship
I’m very excited to have become a USAT National Team Coach his past year. I’m honored to be working with and learning from Olympic Coaches and to be bringing Racelab’s coaching to a whole new level.
We are so proud of All of you, our athletes (beginners, age groupers, elites… everyone!), for working towards and reaching your personal goals. Racelab is happy and proud to have been there to help with whatever that challenge or goal was, whether it was starting a training routine, learning how to swim, crossing a first finish line, reaching a personal best, qualifying for 70.3 or Duathlon World Championships or just going further and faster.
In 2016, we look forward to seeing one of our own become a Professional Triathlete and another become a strong and serious contender for the Paralympic Games in Rio this summer!
Racelab will start to slowly expand our coaching staff this year so that more athletes can benefit from our programs while continuing to receive the high quality training and attention they expect and deserve. This is a very exciting step!
Our team environment will remain the best out there! It is truly second to none and that has so much to do with the wonderful people on the team. No matter your fitness level, your goals or achievements, we stick together, we support each other and we celebrate everybody’s victories and efforts like they are our own!
In the last 15 years we’ve seen the endurance sport and multi sport community grow and change. It is our goal to not only continue to adapt to the new environment without losing our core values, ethics and quality of services, but that we also keep striving to improve, innovate and excel in what we do. If you have any feedback at all, please let us know! We welcome and appreciate it!
I want to thank you all for a wonderful 2015 and look forward to a fun, successful, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2016!
There are some great events & things coming up, so check them out below and stay tuned for even more news! See you out there!
We're very excited to announce a new partnership with XTERRA Wetsuits!
XTERRA WETSUITS was born in San Diego- the birthplace of triathlon. With unparalleled design, they strive to offer the highest performing triathlon wetsuit at the best value. As a global leader in triathlon wetsuits, XTERRA WETSUITS provides speed, comfort, durability and buoyancy for dedicated triathletes.
Racelab Members receive up to 60% Off their incredible wetsuits as well as fantastic deals on their many other products!
Last year's innaugural Challenge was a huge success and we're excited about repeating it!
What is the "Challenge"?
From November until March, there are several wonderful 1/2 Marathons all around the Valley. Every single one of these races is very well organized, great fun and has something special to offer! Our Challenge is to gain as many points as possible by training and participating in some (or all) of these events. Athletes of any level and speed can participate and add up points in different ways. Remember, you do Not have to be "fast" to win this Challenge!
Limited Spots still available for Ironman Arizona 2016!
Interested in racing IRONMAN Arizona this year? Smile Train’s Team EMPOWER, the official charity partner for IMAZ, has a spot in the race for you! Guaranteed race entry, TriBike and merchandise discounts, plus many more perks of being part of the team.
**Racelab Athletes are eligible for a special, discounted fundraising Minimum!**
You must sign up by February 1st!
Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned or killed—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars.
We are all very proud of our athletes when they represent our country in the Olympic Games. They do their part in training hard and getting ready for this Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunity. Let's do our part in supporting them in their journey! Please consider making a donation to help send a strong and successful team to Rio in 2016!!!
We have a very special interest in next year's games thanks to our very own Racelabber, Alyssa Seely - Paratriathlete World Champion and Racelab head coach, Bettina Warnholtz. Alyssa is on the verge of earning her spot on the USA Paralympic Team to Rio next summer. We can't imagine anyone deserving this, or your support, more!
Our passion for Endurance Sports as a way to wellness is based on its power to positively change lives. Not only have we guided our athletes to athletic excellence, but we've witnessed amazing life-style transformations that continue to reiterate the incredible impact that a healthy way of life can make.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete, Racelab's mission is to improve our member's athletic performance through comprehensive, high-quality endurance training programs designed individually to fit each member's specific goals, ability and daily schedule, all while providing a positive, friendly, family-like environment where all members encourage and support each other.
Why are we different?
INDIVIDUALIZED SCHEDULES & PERSONAL TRAINING We design a training plan individually for each of our athletes based on ABILITY, GOALS & EXPERIENCE. No generic plans or "canned" programs are EVER used. We take your strengths and weaknesses into consideration and work with you to improve your skills, form and technique. Your training plan is carefully revised and adjusted according to your progress.We realize that you have a busy life and will plan your training to make sure you reach your goals successfully, happily and injury free.
COACHED SESSIONS & GROUP WORKOUTS In addition to our experience, knowledge, track record and dedication to our athletes, No other group in the area has as many Coached Sessions or Group workouts as Racelab! Over 38 workouts per month (Swim, Run & Bike)!
Our Sessions are facilitated by certified Coaches and are challenging, informative and incredibly effective. Our coaches do not just throw workouts at you, they interact and make sure everyone (whatever their level or ability) gets the attention they need. One of our favorite aspects of Racelab and this line of work is working with people face-to-face and watching them gain confidence and improve.
METHODOLOGY For more than a decade, Racelab has developed the current proprietary training methodology, not only through vigorous research, but also by working closely with and learning from the thousands of athletes that have successfully trained, physical therapists and other professionals and world class elite coaches such as Mark Allen and Rodolfo Gomez.
At Racelab, we continuously review the latest research on subjects related to human athletic performance and have established our own research infrastructure that has proved to be highly effective.
GROUP ENVIRONMENT Though the focus on training is on effective Coaching, our Group and Coached sessions include a strong team / social element. Racelab provides a fantastic social and family friendly Team environment that supports and motivates you during training. Training and sharing your goals with a team will make the hardest days easier and more enjoyable at any level... No matter whether you are a beginner or a pro, this group of wonderful people will make you feel at home!
Contact Us for more information on how we can help you reach your Goals!