Race season is coming faster than swim suit season — so let’s TRI!
Last year a group of us did the Windcrest Freshman Triathlon here in San Antonio and had a ball. I’m giving the all call out again this year. Yes, even pregnant me is doing the triathlon. I’ll be doing more bobbing than swimming and waddling than walking — but I WILL BE THERE. If I can do this triathlon nearly 20 weeks pregnant, than anybody can do it!
What I’m going to wear is an entire different issue entirely and one that I’ve selectively not thought about yet.
Here are the details:
Windcrest Freshman Triathlon
Saturday, April 30, 2011
200 meter swim/10 mile bike/2 mile run
$55.00 on/before March 30, 2011 (after it is $65.00)
**Also, we all must pay $10 for a single day permit to compete in a USAT sanctioned event. If you are going to do lots of tris, it’s worth your money to get an annual USAT membership.
Swim: 200 meters is 4 laps or 8 lengths. It is in a pool and people are swimming using every stroke imaginable and ones I could never imagine. Basically, the message here is this: DON’T LET THE SWIM INTIMIDATE YOU. It is painless, yes a bit crowded, but you can touch the bottom if you need to. This is easy cheesy.
Bike: 10 mile loop. They’ve typically done a 5-mile loop repeated two times. It is through the Windcrest neighborhood and is quiet.
Run: You are welcome to walk, run, or waddle this. It’s around the Windcrest golf course and will be over before you know it.
This is as perfect as it gets for beginner triathletes. There are all shapes, sizes, and ages. No serious training is needed, just as long as you’ve been moving regularly you should be just fine.
There is a t-shirt involved and very cool numbers Magic markered onto your shoulders and legs. But more than that, just going through the motions of a triathlon with distances that are very manageable is a very valuable experience. Everyone I’ve done this with has finished with a smile on their face (even Kristen who did a 15 mile bike loop instead of 10 ). It’s such a huge feeling of accomplishment, we’ll all be there cheering you on, your workout will be done for the day, and your kids and friends will think you are a rockstar (which you are!).
Please email me and let me know if you register. I’d love for us all to give each other high fives before and after, set up our gear together, and of course, do the macho muscle shot of the day.
Take a step out of your comfort zone and join us! You won’t regret it for a minute, I promise!
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