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Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014: Full TMS Event Calendar For Race Week

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Ironman competitors take to the chilly waters of Lake Tahoe. (Photo: Adam Broderick)

This September 21 marks the second annual Ironman Lake Tahoe! Along with the athletes, who will be scouting the course as they decompress and prepare for race day, will come their sponsors, friends and families. Although not everyone that attends the event is racing, thousands of visitors will be seeking out entertainment during their stay in Tahoe.

During the days leading up to the race we’ll have free events for everyone at Tahoe Mountain Sports, across from Kings Beach State Recreation Area, where the Ironman swim/bike transition will take place. Prep for race day and keep your friends and family entertained by taking advantage of free racing wetsuit rentals and footwear/gear demo days, samples of endurance supplements and trail treats, gifts with purchase and discounts on Ironman racing gear from industry-leading brands and sponsors like Nathan Sports, Salomon Running, Suunto adventure watchesTahoe Trail BarHoney Stinger energy and more!


Check out the FREE Altra ZeroDrop trail and street running demo Friday and Saturday (10am-2pm) Photo: AB

Check out the FREE Altra ZeroDrop trail and street running demo Friday and Saturday (10am-2pm) Photo: AB

Head into Tahoe Mountain Sports, 8331 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach (530-546-7001) to check out the following Ironman promotions, demos and events:

15-20 September – EVERY DAY, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. FREE 2XU Wetsuit Demo (Test new racing wetsuits from 2XU) – Open to the public. Looking to make an investment in a racing wetsuit? Now is your chance to try before you buy! Overnight demos allowed for early swims. On race day, they’re $45 and can be picked up Saturday after 12 noon and returned before 6pm Monday (9/22).


A strong finish at the 2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe event (Photo: Adam Broderick)

15- September -All Day D-Compression Day (Save on compression clothing)
“D” Is For Discount – 20 % Discounts on all compression clothing. Save big on calf compressors, swimwear and more.

16- September -All Day Tuesday Guzday (Stay fueled with GU)
10% Off All GU Products AND any purchase over $20 gets a free GU energy gel!

17- September -All Day D-Compression Day (Save on compression clothing)
“D” Is For Discount – 20 % Discounts on all compression clothing. Save big on calf compressors, swimwear and more.

19- September – 10am – 1pm Free Footwear Demo (Check out the best brands in the industry) – Open to the public. Try out the latest developments in trail running shoes, packs and sports watches for free! Featuring Altra Zero Drop trail running shoes.

19- September – All Day D-Compression Day (Save on compression clothing)
“D” Is For Discount – 20 % Discounts on all compression clothing. Save big on calf compressors, swimwear and more.

20- September  – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TMS Endurance Expo  (A full day of race preparation and fun)
Learn about the latest and greatest gear for racing and outdoor sports, enjoy free product samples, talk to the experts, get race and spectator info, stock up on last-minute race supplies and score free gifts w/ purchase.

21- September  – All Day Race Day Hospitality (Hot Chocolate, Doors open at 5:00 a.m. for last-minute race supplies and warm layers for spectators) – It gets cold waiting for the race start, so we’ll have hot chocolate and other beverages for anyone who needs a hot drink, along with great breakfast options from the Souper Wagon. Beanies, hand warmers, jackets and more wintry clothing will also be on sale for anyone lacking proper warm layers.

22- September – All Day TMS Moving Sale Blowout  (We’re moving to a new Truckee location, but before we do, we’re dropping prices store-wide. Our new Tahoe Mountain Sports store opens in Truckee, CA on October 1 and everything at our Kings Beach, CA location is going on sale!

Ironman Lake Tahoe Mountain Sports

We’re looking forward to a fun week with everyone in Kings Beach when Ironman Lake Tahoe comes to town!

Ironman Lake Tahoe Events: Free Footwear Demo & Group Fun Run

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Friday, 20-Sep  – 10am-5pm – Free Footwear Demo with The North Face, Salomon, Suunto and more!
Open to the public. All ages and abilities welcome. Try out the latest developments in trail running shoes, hydration backpacks and sports watches with GPS, pedometers and more, all for free!
Friday, 20-Sep – 1 pm – 2 pm – Group Fun Run with 35-time Ironman Mark Kleanthous
If you’re watching the race on Sunday, take a casual group jog with TMS and 35-time Ironman triathlete Mark Kleanthous on Friday! Travel two-to-four miles on the great trail network behind Kings Beach.

Start getting excited for this upcoming event during the week of Ironman Lake Tahoe. It’s going to be a BIG WEEK, and if you haven’t already heard, Tahoe Mountain Sports is the Tahoe triathlon headquarters – you can safely bet we’ve already started stretching.


Taken during setup of our last free Salomon footwear demo.

For this particular highly anticipated event, we’ve partnered with the best adventure sports companies in the world to bring a FREE gear demo to our store on Friday, September 20, 2013. Two days before the inaugural Ironman triathlon you can come try out the latest developments in trail running shoes, hydration backpacks, sports watches with GPS, and more new gear from The North FaceSalomonSuunto and more industry leading brands!

FAQ: Can I demo a pair of shoes, a pack and a watch all at the same time?
A: Of course you can!

Stop by any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., pick out whatever gear you want to borrow, use it to your heart’s (or lungs’) desire, then come back for more!  The swim (and bike start) will take place directly in front of our store in Kings Beach, so while you’re here scouting the course be sure to stop by 8331 North Lake Blvd and demo the best new outdoor gear on the market.

Click here for more info about all of our events preceding Ironman Lake Tahoe.

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Mark Kleanthous

In conjunction with the Ironman Lake Tahoe Free Footwear Demo we’re hosting a Group Fun Run from 1 – 2 p.m., and you won’t believe who is going to lead it…35-time Ironman Mark Kleanthous. Mark is arguably the most experienced triathlete in the world. He has been helping others achieve their triathlon dreams for more than 25 years, so he is a very experienced and qualified triathlon coach. This Group Fun Run will be a great opportunity to run at your own pace with the company (and expert advice) of such a highly-regarded professional athlete! We’ll travel two-to-four miles on the great trail network behind Kings Beach. One great thing about our large group runs is that we can break up so everyone can run at their own pace. This fun run is for all ages and abilities, so bring your friends and family along to share the good time!



Team JaS Racing: Tahoe Locals’ High-Performance Ironman Seminar

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Sherwick and Jami Min, a couple of local Ironman triathletes who moved to the Tahoe area so they could train at high-altitude, are coming to Tahoe Mountain Sports to share their racing experience during a fun and educational seminar on September 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. We are excited to learn more about how to train our bodies (and minds) to perform their very best, and we’re sure any attendees (Ironman triathletes or not) will take away loads of useful information to apply toward their own athletic performances.

Team JaS racing

One discussion topic of the evening: How Motorsport Helps Multisport

Team JaS Seminar: “Habits for High Performance”

Here are some topics we will be covering which will help you have your own epic day:

Setting Up Base Camp For Peak Performance – tips on training including technique, aerobic/anaerobic periodization, strength and flexibility

The Fourth Event – tips on fueling and recovery including micro/macro nutrients, nutrition periodization, body fat, sleep, massage

Make Racing Enjoyable – tips on race prep including equipment choices, key workouts, benchmarking vs. time trials, race simulations, tune-up events

How Motorsport Helps Multisport – tips on mental fitness including facing your fears, motivation, concentration, setting goals using inputs vs. outputs


Jami at Ironman Timberman



Sherwick at Ironman Timberman















Bio of Team JaS (pronounced “jaz”)

My wife and I are a Team in Training AND in Racing. We have always been drawn to outdoor challenges, and in fact met during a rough-water swim in Santa Cruz! We each started competing in duathlons and triathlons in the early 90’s. Since then, we have traveled the world in search of epic destination races (over 30 Ironmans) and are extremely thrilled that the destination this time is our own home town! Over the past twenty years, we have been privileged to cross paths with some of the sport’s most provocative personalities and have been personally mentored/coached by triathlon legend The Grip himself, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, Mark Allen. We’ve had some success as well, each qualifying for Kona in our very first Ironman and then returning for redemption another couple of times! Lately we’ve been focusing on the half-ironman distance and will have raced in the past four 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas (including the one two weeks before Ironman Lake Tahoe). We wanted to share with you some things we’ve learned along the way as well as from our racing adventures outside of multi-sport.

 We hope to see you there!

Sneak preview – Jami shot this quick tip for the best wetsuit transition with Ironman legend Mark Allen:

Visit Sherwick and Jami’s multimedia page at Team JaS Racing for more educational videos about triathlon training and preparation.

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