Monday, May 5, 2008


Well, it's been some time since the last update...

First, congrats to everyone who raced the Playtri Festival, ya'll did awesome!!

We have some exciting news!! SMU Tri Club got approved as a chartered organization which means we have access to school $$.

I'm going to try and pull for some money for the summer to get any club members staying in the metroplex to attend races with some cost covered, and we can perhaps get a school van to drive there. If you are staying in Dallas for the summer let me know!!! There are some great local races, and all over Texas.

Also, we will be re-organizing the officers for the club as many are no longer at SMU so please email me if you'd be interested in such a position.

This Saturday, May 10, there will be a 2hr open water swim clinic with zillions of race-start simulations at Joe Pool Lake. It will be followed by a 1hr bike ride at the same location. If you need a ride, someone to follow, or directions, please email me.

Safe training and hope everyone does awesome in their final exams :)
-Tatiana Vertiz, President

Friday, April 11, 2008


I sincerely appologize for the delay in delivering the uniforms. The production department had some timing issues and I received note of that mid this week. They were supposed to arrive by the 7th, yesterday I got an email that they were shipped out on next day air. So, that puts them here today. However, I will be out of my house and working at the Playtri race site from 11am-8pm and Anne Weil leaves her office at 2pm.....the best thing I can do is take the box to the race tomorrow- if you will be there, please come find me in transition as early as possible if you still want to wear them for the race.
Thanks for ordering and I wish there was something I could have done, but as I stressed early in the semester, we were pushing the time limits on delivery anyway.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


1) The SMU Tri Club Uniforms will be in by April 9th. At that time, they will be available for pick up at Anne Weil's office. We have a list of those who have paid so if you have not done so please get your money to Anne a.s.a.p. Make sure and wear them at the Playtri Festival races- I know many club members are doing the Sprint.

2) This Saturday 9am at Joe Pool Lake there will be a 2hr open water swim clinic hosted by Playtri. For more information please email Following the swim, we'll have a 1hr training pace run. You do not have to do both, you can do either/or.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2008 SEASON!!!!

Well, the season is kicking off. For info on upcoming races all over the country visit: and select a state.

The Playtri Festival is in two weeks- April 12&13- in Las Colinas, Irving TX. There's everything from 750m/1mile swim, 5k/10k runs, duathlon, sprint, and Olympic, to a Half Ironman. Sign up now on or go to and click on Races.

Remember, for info on group workouts, coaching, and how to join the SMU Club, please email Tatiana Vertiz at or Anne Weil at

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Back from Spring Break

Track Thrusday March 20 6pm SMU
Group Run/Bike TP Hill White Rock Lake Saturday March 22 (times will be posted later)

5km race through Uptown Dallas Saturday March 22 (info:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Two Triathlons Next Two Weekends

The Athens Triathlon is coming up this Sat. March 8- 300m pool swim, 13.8mi bike, 5km run
sign up and learn more here:

St. Patrick's Day Triathlon Sat. March 15- 300m pool swim, 12mi bike, 5km run
sign up and learn more here:

These are both great races for first-timers!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This week workouts

Track, as always, Thursday at 6pm SMU.
Saturday, March 1st- 1hr ride meet at TP Hill White Rock Lake 1:00pm