We’ve got two exciting opportunities for people who are thinking about competing in triathlons. Preparing for these events takes a lot of hard work and determination, so proper training is essential.
TriFit Triathlon Training
If you’re a beginner looking for more guidance or an established athlete who wants to improve their performance, TriFit is the program for you. The class begins May 22 and meets every 2 weeks through September 16, when we’ll compete in the Allendale Countryside Triathlon. The program cost is $169 but if you sign up with a friend you’ll save $20 each (race registration is not included).
TriFit participants can expect a varied training schedule where we’ll ultimately prepare you to swim 500m, bike 17 miles, and run 3.1 miles with weekly training plans, cross training with strengthening and core, fueling and recovery, pacing, transitioning, tapering, and support and access to experts in each respective category. Your trainers are top-notch competitive athletes including Boston Marathon finisher Gina Otterbein, competitive swim coach and prior All-American collegiate swimmer Kelsey Wilterink, and sports rehabilitation expert and prior collegiate athlete Diana Painter.
Experience is not required but participants should be able to swim 5 minutes in open water, run 15-20 minutes continuously, and bike 30 minutes continuously. Space in this program is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. You can learn more about the program and register here.
N3 Indoor Triathlon
We’re excited to be sponsoring the first ever N³ Indoor Triathlon, which takes place on Saturday, February 25 at 8am at the Northview Community Fitness Center. It’s a great introduction to a full tri, including a 10 minute swim, 10 minute transition, 30 minute Airdyne bike series, 5 minute transition, and 15 minute run. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group. Registration is due by February 23 at noon and is limited to 100 participants. Athletes will receive their designated start time and race logistic info via email 24 hours prior to the event date. The cost is $35 and includes a t-shirt. 50% of proceeds will go to the Northview Education Foundation.
If you’ve been thinking about participating in a triathlon, this event is a great opportunity to get your feet wet, while establishing a base for your performance. Click here to register and get more details.