The entire triathlon is indoors.
Race officials will be in all areas. Race time will be a combination of the number of laps you count compared to the officials count. Bike and treadmill distances will be measured by the computers on the bike and treadmill.
Heats, heats are determined by age and number of persons per age group that signed up.
Depending on signups you may share a lane with someone while swimming. No more than two people to a lane. Split lanes no circle swimming.
You have 10 minutes to swim as many laps as possible. A whistle will blow and you must stop.
You will have five minutes to transition to the bike. You may not start until the monitor says begin. We will be using the Kaiser bikes in the cycle room. Each bike has a computer that will calculate your distance in miles. You will bike as far as you can in 15 minutes. You may not start until the monitor says start!
The swim distance will have new weighted scoring.
Start in your swim suit, bring goggles and a swim cap. You will have plenty of time and privacy to change.
To save time, and if it is supportive, run in your bathing suit. Ladies are to wear shorts over their suit. Men are to wear a top in addition to their suit.
The bikes we will use are outfitted with both SPD (standard pedal device) clips for cycle shoes and straps for sneakers.
For safety the bike must have a minimum resistance of four.
You have 3 minutes to transition to the treadmill for the run/walk.
Mind your transition times. Once the time starts, it starts. If you are late to start it may be reflected in your mileage.
We will be using the PreCor treadmills adjacent to the basketball courts for the run.
If you use a locker for your belongings dont forget your lock!
We recommend shorts for the cycling and running portion of the triathlon.
Women should wear a supportive sports bra.
Water bottle: please bring your own water bottle. If you run out of water there are fountains located next to the treadmills and cycle studio. If you want a sports drink please bring it.
Towel: racers should bring their own towel for use during and after the race.
Participants are responsible for everything they bring to the race. Race organizers and the club take no responsibility for items lost, stolen or damaged.
Guest policies apply: Guests are welcome you must call a Membership Director 24 hours in advance.
SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS: We welcome all sized athletes. With that said if you need to do your laps in a pool with step entry or cycle using a recumbent bike you must notify Alex of these needs when you sign up.
The highest bike scores are achieved by people who can spin at very high RPM for 15 minutes. Typically, thats done by setting the wheel resistance to low. That is a very different setting from a typical cycling class that features hills. You will benefit greatly if you practice low resistance high RPM cycling. When you practice ride at an easy gear (low resistance) at a cadence of 90 or more. Ask your cycle instructor about this at your next cycling class. We recommend a cadence of 90-110 rpm. 90 for the last couple minutes to get you ready for the run.
Running after youve been cycling is quite challenging especially when cycling at a high cadence with low resistance. Practice bricks running after you cycle to train your muscles in preparation for the triathlon. Bricks are an essential element in training for a triathlon.