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Advanced Sports Nutrition for Triathletes Clinic

FAST's own Amy Gluck, Henry Ford Hospital Dietitian and several-time Ironman World Championships athlete, has put together a specialnutrition clinic for us!  The clinic will focus on nutritional needs for triathletes.  Please mark your calendars for this great event, and join FAST on April 11th.  Healthy snacks provided!  Here are the details:
Wednesday, April 11th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by Q&A
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Demonstration Kitchen
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield MI 48322
Go in the Main Entrance and head straight towards the fireplace to the "DK" (Demonstration Kitchen).  Bring a pen/paper to take notes.

March Message from the President

Hello FAST Members,

Winter is almost over (wait, did winter ever start???), and there are quite a few events coming up for the rest of March!  Here is a quick run-down of all the great things headed your way this month:

Saturday, March 17 9am: Last chance to try on technical gear fit kit at Charley's
Sunday, March 18 12pm: Running Fit Triathlon Expo
FAST will have a booth at this event - Come meet your fellow FASTers! 
Running Fit - Ann Arbor West
5700 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, Mi 48103

Sunday, March 18 4pm: Start & Turn Swim Clinic - Farmington Y

This will be the final clinic before the State Swim Meet!  Cost: $5 donation for the Y's Strong Kids campaign.  Please pay JD or Noah on deck.  If you are not a member of the Y, you will also need to sign a release form at the front desk. 

Monday, March 19th State Meet Online Registration Deadline 

Register online now at 

Tuesday, March 20 6:30pm: Triathlon Basics class at REI Northville
Take on a Tri in 2012!  This free triathlon clinic will provide you with the tools, tips, and a training plan to complete a sprint triathlon (.5 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) this summer.  FAST will show you how triathlon training can fit into your schedule.  The clinic is led by experienced triathletes and members of Ford Athletic Swim and Triathlon, a 28-year-old club based in SE Michigan.  This triathlon clinic is geared towards begineers and those with some triathlon experience.  FREE, but please register in advance!
Friday, March 23FAST technical gear ordering deadline
Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25: Michigan Masters State Swim Meet
Saturday, March 31 10am: Fraser Bicycle "Give Us a Tri" event and 10K time trial
These events, as well as our weekly workouts, are up on the calendar on the FAST website, where you can find additional details about each one.  As further proof that winter is almost over, last Saturday Schoolcraft swim is April 21st, then it's on to Trout Lake. 
Good luck to all of our members competing in the Milford and State meets!
Katy Stark
FAST President



Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:03

2012 Membership Registration Now Open

Fast Members,

The 2012 FAST Membership Registration is now OPEN on  Please use the link provided for quick access to our sign-in page.

Also,  you will notice a change in our registration fees for the upcoming year.  At this year’s annual meeting the majority of the club voted to raise the memberships dues for 2012 to $30 for a single membership and $50 for a family membership.  However, we don’t want to discourage past members from signing up for the new year so we have added another membership category that is based on volunteering at major FAST events throughout the year.   The volunteer membership allows you to pay the same membership fee as the past year, $20 for a single membership and $35 for a family membership.  If you decide to sign up for the volunteer membership you will need to select a volunteer category during your registration.  Also, if you sign up as a volunteer family member, both adults must individually volunteer to receive the volunteer membership.   If you have any additional questions about the 2012 membership please feel free to contact me at  Thank you and we are looking forward to another great year at FAST!!!


Crista Kunkel

2012 FAST Secretary


Jon Logan vs Leukemia

UPDATE! 1/25/12

Big day for Jon :


-Anti rejection / immunosuppressant medication is being reduced.


-No more IVs at least for the next 10 days.  Docs are trialing if magnesium levels can be maintained by oral meds only.  [Home Infusion has already picked up the pump and pole….see ya]. 

 One week after it is determined that oral medications are suitable, the trifusion catheter will be removed from his chest.


-Jon can start driving; although he can’t go anywhere just yet but to the hospital for his follow up appts


-Jon’s hair is growing back.  He’s working on his first mustache/goatee.


He’s had severe heartburn that is being managed with two medications.  This too should subside as he is weaned from the anti rejection med.  Since the heartburn has become manageable, he has become more active walking daily on the treadmill. 


Jon is 65 days post transplant.  His next biopsy will be 100 days (Feb29).


Late in August, former officer and multi-time Ironman Jon Logan was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.  In an effort to support the Logan's efforts to find a matching bone marrow donor, they are doing a fundraiser online, with a bone marrow drive (details coming soon).  FAST will be matching the first $500.00 donated by FAST member, so please give if you can and help those fighting cancer.  

Information can be found here:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 17:18

FAST 2011 Member Meeting

Hello FAST Members,
*** Please send nominations for Member of the Year, Male and Female Swimmer of the Yesar, and Male and Femail Triathletes of  the year to me at ***
Here are the highlights from the FAST membership meeting.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the dues increase for non-Volunteer Members and the Member vs. Volunteer Member rates/qualifications.  I will post all responses to the FAST Yahoo and Facebook sites.
1) Welcome and Sign-in, Cheryl Machovec Dehn
2) 2012 Dues Proposal 2 passed., Cheryl Machovec Dehn
  • Proposal 2:  Incentive for Increased involvement of club members. Honor System
    • Single Volunteer =   $20, Family Volunteer =   $35
      • NO dues increase for those who commit to volunteering for a major club function. (ILON Tri, Super Swim Meet, other TBD, and/or who lead a reoccurring workout or activity open to all club members. )
      • At least 2 Family members must meet commitment to qualify for Family Volunteer status.  Or,
    • Single $30, Family = $50
      • No commitment to volunteer at a major club function or to be a workout leader.
    • Proposal would allow a member signing up to pick which category of membership they would sign up for.  The Volunteer members would be contacted to help with Club Activities.  Special recognition would be given to Volunteers at different points throughout the year.
    • May not be able to fund additional coaching, but should increase participation and number of events for members to participate in.
    • Proposal modified to include tracking of volunteers for 2012.  Jaret Johnson will track volunteer status to see if people followed through on their commitment to the club.
3) 2012 Budget.   Ken Gutowski, Treasurer
  • Review, modify, and approve 2012 operating budget.
4) 2012 Elections,  JD Birmelin, VP of Swimming
  • There was 1 nomination for each officer position except VP of Marketing.
  • All nominations were accepted. And all positions filled by acclamation.
  • Katy Michalski agreed to return as VP of Marketing after the meeting and has filled that position via Presidential appointment. Your 2012 FAST Officers are:
    • Katy Stark, President
    • Jenny Birmelin, VP of Swimming
    • Jaret Johnson, VP of Triathlon
    • Carol Feldmann, VP of Cycling
    • Katy Michaski, VP of Marketing
    • Ken Gutowski, Treasurer
    • Crista Kunkel, Secretary
    • Lana Krolikowski, Webmaster
    • Karen Rosinski, Librarian
    • Cheryl Dehn, Newsletter 
5) 2012 Club Party.
  • Please email Cheryl ( if you would like to help plan or volunteer the night of the club party.
  • Tentative Date: Saturday, January 21st.
  • Need planners, donations for door prizes, volunteers for day of.
  • Look for invitation in your email later this week!
6) 2012 Super Swim Meet, 2/5/12, JD Birmelin, VP of Swimming
Email to volunteer 
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