Zoot 2014 Teams

January 31st, 2014 - Posted by zoot

At Zoot we believe that you should train as you race and race as you train. Our commitment to this idea has led us to making some of the best (and most comfortable) tri and running gear that the world has seen.
Of course, we would be nowhere without our committed team of testers, or as they are known to the world, the Zoot Teams. They are constantly pushing our gear to the limits, be it a hard training session or sprinting for the finish at Kona.
With that in mind, we are proud to announce our 2014 teams. We are especially excited to note that all of our members of our 2013 Marque and Elite Pro Teams are returning this year! Without further ado here are the Zoot 2014 Teams:


Marquee Pro:
Ben Hoffman
Kelly Williamson


Elite Pro:
Jozsef Major
Ian Mikelson
Sergio Marques (Portugal)
Anja Beranek (Germany)
Charisa Wernick
Uli Bromme
Bree Wee
Mandy Mclane
Heather Leiggi
Lesley Smith
Janelle Morrison (Canada)
Balazs Csoke
Sara Gross (Canada)
Rachel Jastrebsky
Beth Walsh
Sierra Snyder
Gregory Farrell (Australia)


Team Zoot (formerly called Zoot Ultra Team)
SoCal: Team Captain – Diana Noble
NorCal: Team Captain – Jim Atkinson
North West: Team Captain – Sam Piccici
Arizona: Team Captain – Bryan Dunn
Texas: Team Captain – Christian Wendenburg
Mountain: Team Captain – Shane Neimeyer
Central Plains: Team Captains – Chuck and Jen Sloan
Great Lakes: Team Captains – Rick Lapinski, Matt Ancona
Mid-Atlantic: Team Captain – Brian Jastrebsky
North East: Team Captains – Shane Arters, Hana Sykorova
South East: Team Captain – Kerry Mowlam


Wishing everyone a great racing season!

Energy Bar Alternative – Dr. Allen Lim’s Rice Cakes

January 28th, 2014 - Posted by zoot

We love our bars, gels and sport drinks here at Zoot, but sometimes on our longer training rides it’s nice to change things up. A favorite of ours is Dr. Allen Lim’s rice cakes. Not only do they have a great sweet and tangy taste, sometimes it’s just nice to eat real food when riding.

Here is a great video of Dr. Lim and Biju Thomas making them: http://youtu.be/QMgquxRH7dQ For more great recipes visit their site: http://feedzonecookbook.com

Now we want to know, what home recipes do you guys use as alternatives to bars, gels and sport drinks?

Rice Cakes

2 cups uncooked calrose or other medium-grain “sticky” rice

3 cups water

8 ounces bacon

4 eggs

2 tablespoons liquid amino acids or low-sodium soy sauce

brown sugar

salt and grated parmesan (optional)

Combine rice and water in a rice cooker.

While rice is cooking, chop up bacon before frying, and then fry in a medium sauté pan. When crispy, drain off fat and soak up excess fat with paper towels.

Beat the eggs in a small bowl and then scramble on high heat in the sauté pan. Don’t worry about overcooking the eggs as they’ll break up easily when mixed with the rice.

In a large bowl or in the rice cooker bowl, combine the cooked rice, bacon, and scrambled eggs. Add liquid amino acids or soy sauce and sugar to taste. After mixing, press into an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan to about 1½-inch thickness. Top with more brown sugar, salt to taste, and grated parmesan, if desired.

Tip: They always use calrose rice, a strain of medium-grain rice common in Asian cooking. This variety cooks fast (in 20 minutes or less), retains a nutty flavor, and is just sticky enough to hold our cakes together. If you can’t find it, use another medium-grain rice or any kind marked “sushi rice.”

Nutrition data per serving:

1 cake:
Energy 225 cal • Fat 8 g • Sodium 321 mg • Carbs 30 g • Fiber 1 g • Protein 9 g

Event Schedule

January 28th, 2014 - Posted by zoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Zoot Sports we respect the fact that you train like you race – and when you race, you race like there is no tomorrow. We want to be there to support you on those days you give it all and help celebrate that PR, life goal or win.

We will have a booth at the following events, so drop by and say “hi” and let us know how you have been #CruisinComfort

Running Races
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego, California – 1 June 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle, Washington – 21 June 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago, Illinois – 21 July 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, Virginia – 31 August 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 21 September 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver, Colorado – 19 October 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah, Georgia – 8 November 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, Nevada – 16 November 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio, Texas – 7 December 2014

IRONMAN
IRONMAN Texas (Galveston, Texas) – 6 April 2014
IRONMAN St. George, U.S. Pro Championship (St. George, Utah) – 3 May 2014
IRONMAN Texas (The Woodlands, Texas) – 17 May 2014
IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) – 29 June 2014
IRONMAN Lake Placid (Lake Placid, New York) – 27 July 2014
IRONMAN Colorado (Boulder, Colorado) – 2 August 2014
IRONMAN Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky) – 24 August 2014
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, California) – 21 September 2014
IRONMAN Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – 28 September 2014
IRONMAN World Championship (Kona, Hawaii) – 11 October 2014
IRONMAN Florida (Panama City Beach, Florida) – 1 November 2014
IRONMAN Arizona (Tempe, Arizona) – 16 November 2014

IRONMAN 70.3
IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside (Oceanside, California) – 29 March 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Florida (Haines City, Florida) – 13 April 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana) – 13 April 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina) – 1 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Boise (Boise, Idaho) – 7 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs (Lubbock, Texas) – 29 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) – 7 September 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton (Princeton, New Jersey) – 21 September 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta (Augusta, Georgia) – 28 September 2014

TRIATHLONS
Leon’s Triathlon (Hammond, Indiana) – 1 June 2014
Zoot Aspen Triathlon (Aspen, Colorado) – 2 August 2014
New York City Triathlon (New York, New York) – 3 August 2014
Chicago Triathlon (Chicago, Illinois) – 24 August 2014
Toughman Half Triathlon (Croton-on-Hudson, New York) – 7 September 2014
Jarden Westchester Triathlon (Rye, New York) – 20 September 2014

Custom Team Apparel by Zoot

January 23rd, 2014 - Posted by zoot

New year.

New goals.

New start.

Born in Kona, raised in California, Zoot has become a success through the fierce loyalty of our athletes. For the last thirty years you have trusted Zoot on race day to allow you to give your peak performance. Now it is time to take it to the next level with Zoot Custom team kits.

Designed by you, in collaboration with the Zoot Design Team, a custom kit tells the world that you are the team to beat, training or race day. And with the fit and finish that you have come to trust, there are no compromises with Zoot Custom.

We are deep into building our pre-season base, and racing is just around the corner. Order your team kit now so that you can do it all in style.

To learn more about Zoot Custom apparel, visit: zootsports.com/custom

#CruisinComfort: Enter to Win!

January 6th, 2014 - Posted by zoot

At Zoot, we build our shoes for the journey, made to endure months of training, straight through to the finish. We know you appreciate just being out there, and we’ve created a product that lets you hit the road day after day, no matter how grueling the workout or how many miles lie ahead. With ultra comfort and confidence in mind, Zoot shoes are built from the inside out, with BareFit™ technology that is soft and friction-free, allowing you to cruise through your training in comfort.

Now, we want to hear from you. Follow Zoot on Twitter and Instagram and share your own running journey with us: tell us how many miles you put in, snap a photo along the way, share your goals, or just tell us how you’re feeling post-run. Include the hashtag #CruisinComfort, be sure to tag Zoot (@ZootSports) and you will be entered to win a grand prize: a full Zoot training day outfit (shoes included!) awarded each week in January. Happy Cruisin’!

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES: U.S.A.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes will begin on January 6, 2014 at 10:00:01 AM PST and end on January 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM PST (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Standard Time (“PST”). Odds of winning a grand prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Any information provided in the entry or participation of this Sweepstakes is provided to Zoot Sports (“Sponsor”) and not to Instagram or Twitter.

Eligibility:
This Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Entrants, as defined below, must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Residents of Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all other U.S. territories and possessions are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Entrants must have a valid Social Security Number or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s subsidiary and affiliated companies (“Sponsor Affiliates”), Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates’ administrative, advertising and promotion agencies, and of any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion or implementation of the Sweepstakes, and members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether or not related thereto) are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter:
During the Sweepstakes period, follow Zoot Sports on Instagram or Twitter and share a Tweet (Twitter) or photo (Instagram), include the hashtag #CruisinComfort and tag @ZootSports. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM PST to be eligible for Sweepstakes. Multiple Entries are allowed. Any attempted form of Entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor is not responsible for any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical or human error), which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize or otherwise participate in this promotion. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsor will deem that the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account indicated in such Entry made the Entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account is assigned. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor Privacy Policies, Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

Grand Prize:
Each grand prize (“Prize”) consists of one (1) Zoot training day outfit, including a top, bottoms and shoes. The estimated retail value (“ERV”) of Prize is three hundred and fifty dollars ($350).  Winner cannot transfer the Prize or redeem it or any part of it for cash. The Prize is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for Prize is permitted, except that Sponsor shall have the right to award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Shoes and apparel will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind by Sponsor.

Winner Selection:
On or about January 13, 2014, January 20, 2014 and February 1, 2014, potential grand prize winners will be determined by random drawing by representatives or Sponsor from among all eligible entries received during each one week period.

Winner Notification:
Potential grand prize winners (“Winners”) will be notified via the social media platform through which entry was recorded within three (3) days of drawing. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts within a twenty-four (24) hour period to notify potential Winner. The potential grand prize winner will be required to respond within seven (7) days of notification with their full name, email address, birthdate, address, telephone number and photo identification. If potential grand prize winner does not respond within the specified seven (7) days, they will forfeit grand prize. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, image, statement and likeness for purpose of advertising and trade.

Additional Terms: 
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof.

Rules/Winner’s Name:
For the names of the Winners, available after February 1, 2014, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 15, 2014 to: Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes “RULES” or “WINNER’S NAME” (specify which), 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 323, Calabasas, CA 91302.

 

OFFICIAL RULES: European Version
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Void where prohibited, including but not limited to countries where multi-country contests are prohibited, or where the contest must be registered with a government agency. The Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on January 6, 2014 at 19:00:01 PM CET and end on January 31, 2014 at 23:59:59 CET (“Sweepstakes Period”). Odds of winning a grand prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Any information provided in the entry or participation of this Sweepstakes is provided to Zoot Sports (“Sponsor”) and not to Instagram or Twitter.

Eligibility:
This Sweepstakes is open only to persons who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and who are permanent, legal residents of only the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.  Residents of all other countries are ineligible. If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he or she must obtain consent from his/her parent and/or legal guardian prior to entering the Sweepstakes and submitting any personally identifiable information to Sponsor. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s subsidiary and affiliated companies (“Sponsor Affiliates”), Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates’ administrative, advertising and promotion agencies, and of any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion or implementation of the Sweepstakes, and members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether or not related thereto) are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter:
During the Sweepstakes period, follow Zoot Sports on Instagram or Twitter and share a Tweet (Twitter) or photo (Instagram), include the hashtag #CruisinComfort and tag @ZootSports. Entries must be received by 23:59:59 PM CET to be eligible for Sweepstakes. Multiple Entries are allowed. Any attempted form of Entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor is not responsible for any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical or human error), which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize or otherwise participate in this promotion. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsor will deem that the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account indicated in such Entry made the Entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account is assigned. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor Privacy Policies, Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

Grand Prize:
Each grand prize (“Prize”) consists of one (1) Zoot training day outfit, including a top, bottoms and shoes. The estimated retail value (“ERV”) of Prize is three hundred and fifty dollars ($350).  Winner cannot transfer the Prize or redeem it or any part of it for cash. The Prize is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for Prize is permitted, except that Sponsor shall have the right to award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Shoes and apparel will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind by Sponsor.

Winner Selection:
On or about January 13, 2014, January 20, 2014 and February 1, 2014, potential grand prize winners will be determined by random drawing by representatives or Sponsor from among all eligible entries received during each one week period.

Winner Notification:
Potential grand prize winners (“Winners”) will be notified via the social media platform through which entry was recorded within three (3) days of drawing. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts within a twenty-four (24) hour period to notify potential Winner. The potential grand prize winner will be required to respond within seven (7) days of notification with their full name, email address, birthdate, address, telephone number and photo identification. If potential grand prize winner does not respond within the specified seven (7) days, they will forfeit grand prize. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, image, statement and likeness for purpose of advertising and trade.

Additional Terms: 
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof.

Rules/Winner’s Name:
For the names of the Winners, available after February 1, 2014, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 15, 2014 to: Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes “RULES” or “WINNER’S NAME” (specify which), 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 323, Calabasas, CA 91302.

 

 

4 Tips for Sticking With Your Fitness Resolutions in 2014

January 3rd, 2014 - Posted by zoot

Happy 2014! With a new year also comes a fresh start, an opportunity to evaluate 2013 and establish new fitness, professional and personal goals. These goals (resolutions) are often set with the best intentions, but still nearly 75% of them last only one week. Here at Zoot, we want to change that. We want 2014 to be your best year of health and happiness, so we are here to share our tips for sticking with your fitness resolution.

1. Be realistic: Of course we encourage you to dream big – just not unattainably big. Make sure whatever resolution you strive to achieve is something you are actually capable of. If you feel overwhelmed, you are much more likely to ditch it and move on.

2. Write down your goals: People who write down goals are actually more likely to achieve them. Write yours somewhere accessible where you can easily check in on your progress. It may also help to share them with someone you trust: a workout buddy, spouse, best friend – anyone you feel can be supportive, encouraging and help keep you accountable.

3. Be specific: When you write down your resolution, define who, what, when, where, how and why. Making your goal as specific as possible helps with planning and sets you up for success.

4. Make it measurable: When you decide on your resolution, ensure that you are able to measure the results. For instance, “run better” is not measurable. Define better – does that mean faster? Farther? Maybe it’s “I will cut one minute off of my mile time” or “I will PR in my half marathon this year.” Set benchmarks so you know whether you’re successful.