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Albert Lea Family Y Indoor Triathlon

Race Details
 
Events:

Indoor Triathlon

: 10 min swim, 30 min bike, 20 min run
Race Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Albert Lea Family YMCA
Address: 2021 W. Main St
City/State/Zip: Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007
Country: USA
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Description:

You will be allotted a certain amount of time for each event and your goal is to cover as much distance as you can in that amount of time. You will be given 5-10 minutes to transition to each event. Points will be awarded for distance covered and racers will be ranked according to total points accumulated.  Medals awarded to first through third place for age and gender groups.  You can register as an individual or perform the race with a team!

 

Race Distances

Swimming:  Pool   10 minutes

Transition 1:   10 minutes

Biking:  Spinning Bikes  30 minutes

Transition 2:   5 minutes

Running:   Gym Track   20 minutes

 

Cost:

Member Individual:  $25

Non-Member Individual:  $40

Member Team:  $20/person

Non-Member Team:  $35/person

 

Start Time

First wave starts at 9:00am.  Wave start times will be assigned after registration.  Your start time will be emailed to you prior to the race.

 

Must Be 12 or older to register.


Frequently Asked Questions

2014 Indoor Triathlon

 

1.How do you count laps in the pool?

We measure your swim distance in lengths, not laps.  Each time you touch the wall counts as one length.  Lengths will be rounded up to the next nearest half length.

3.    Do I have to swim a certain stroke?

No, you can swim any stroke you like, including dog paddle, side stroke, elementary backstroke, etc.  Any forward movement in the water must be done with feet off the bottom of the pool.

4.    What if I need a break during the swim?

You may rest on the walls, hold onto the lane line, or stand on the bottom of the pool to rest.  (Any forward movement in the water must be done with feet off the bottom of the pool).  You may stop and rest for as long as you like, but keep in mind the clock is ticking! 

5.    Can I wear a life jacket or use a snorkel during the swim?

No.  We do not allow any floatation devices or snorkels/fins to be used during the swim.

6.    What is the transition from the swim to the bike like?

After the final second of the swim, you have 10 minutes to transition to the bike. You will use the boys and girls locker rooms to do so.  This 10 minutes is for you to change into biking/running clothing and to adjust your bike seat and handle bars.  You should bring your running stuff with you to the cycling portion as you will not have enough time to go back to the locker room.  This transition will go faster than you think!

7.    What type of bikes do we use?

All participants will use the spin bikes.  All bikes are equipped with pedal cages for normal shoes or SPD clips for cycling shoes.  There is also a water bottle holder.

8.    How do you track the distance on the spin bikes.

Since it is a spin bike, the implication is that the person with the highest sustained RPM will record the highest score.  Each bike has a computer that calculates distance by counting the number of times the flywheel goes around.  The distance on the bike is not meant to correspond exactly to the actual distance one would cycle outside. 

9.    What is the resistance like on the spin bike?

Each participant will be able to set their own resistance at a level that is comfortable for their ability.  Keep in mind, injuries can occur if you spin too fast.  We recommend each participant set the tension at a level that is safe and comfortable based on their cycle experience.

10.  What is the transition like between the bike and the run?

Participants will have 5 minutes from when the bike ends until their run starts.  They may bring a different pair of shoes to run in, a water bottle, etc.

 

11.  How will my distance be calculated for the run?

  Each lap is rounded up to the nearest half lap.

12.  Can I use a personal music player during the bike and the run?

No.  We may need to give you directions and we want you to be able to hear us.

13.  How are the points calculated?

The athlete who swam the furthest will be awarded 100 points.  All other participant scores are a percentage of this based on their distance.  For example, if the best swimmer swam 50 lengths, that person is awarded 100 points.  Someone who swims 40 lengths is awarded 80 points.  This scoring concept is also done for the bike and the run.  The three scores will be added up and the total will be the athletes final score.  For example, a person may receive 80 points for the swim, 25 points for the bike, and 58.5 points for the run.  Their total score will then be (80+25+58.5) 163.5 points.

14.  How old does someone have to be to participate?

Participants must be 12 years old or older to participate. 

 

For any other questions, email or call Susie. 507-373-8228, sfdirector@ymcaal.org

Course Information:

You will be allotted a certain amount of time for each event and your goal is to cover as much distance as you can in that amount of time. You will be given 5-10 minutes to transition to each event. Points will be awarded for distance covered and racers will be ranked according to total points accumulated.  Medals awarded to first through third place for age and gender groups.  You can register as an individual or perform the race with a team!

 

Race Distances

Swimming:  Pool   10 minutes

Transition 1:   10 minutes

Biking:  Spinning Bikes  30 minutes

Transition 2:   5 minutes

Running:   Gym Track   20 minutes

 

Cost:

Member Individual:  $25

Non-Member Individual:  $40

Member Team:  $20/person

Non-Member Team:  $35/person

 

Start Time

First wave starts at 9:00am.  Wave start times will be assigned after registration.  Your start time will be emailed to you prior to the race.

 

Must Be 12 or older to register.


Frequently Asked Questions

2014 Indoor Triathlon

 

1.How do you count laps in the pool?

We measure your swim distance in lengths, not laps.  Each time you touch the wall counts as one length.  Lengths will be rounded up to the next nearest half length.

3.    Do I have to swim a certain stroke?

No, you can swim any stroke you like, including dog paddle, side stroke, elementary backstroke, etc.  Any forward movement in the water must be done with feet off the bottom of the pool.

4.    What if I need a break during the swim?

You may rest on the walls, hold onto the lane line, or stand on the bottom of the pool to rest.  (Any forward movement in the water must be done with feet off the bottom of the pool).  You may stop and rest for as long as you like, but keep in mind the clock is ticking! 

5.    Can I wear a life jacket or use a snorkel during the swim?

No.  We do not allow any floatation devices or snorkels/fins to be used during the swim.

6.    What is the transition from the swim to the bike like?

After the final second of the swim, you have 10 minutes to transition to the bike. You will use the boys and girls locker rooms to do so.  This 10 minutes is for you to change into biking/running clothing and to adjust your bike seat and handle bars.  You should bring your running stuff with you to the cycling portion as you will not have enough time to go back to the locker room.  This transition will go faster than you think!

7.    What type of bikes do we use?

All participants will use the spin bikes.  All bikes are equipped with pedal cages for normal shoes or SPD clips for cycling shoes.  There is also a water bottle holder.

8.    How do you track the distance on the spin bikes.

Since it is a spin bike, the implication is that the person with the highest sustained RPM will record the highest score.  Each bike has a computer that calculates distance by counting the number of times the flywheel goes around.  The distance on the bike is not meant to correspond exactly to the actual distance one would cycle outside. 

9.    What is the resistance like on the spin bike?

Each participant will be able to set their own resistance at a level that is comfortable for their ability.  Keep in mind, injuries can occur if you spin too fast.  We recommend each participant set the tension at a level that is safe and comfortable based on their cycle experience.

10.  What is the transition like between the bike and the run?

Participants will have 5 minutes from when the bike ends until their run starts.  They may bring a different pair of shoes to run in, a water bottle, etc.

 

11.  How will my distance be calculated for the run?

  Each lap is rounded up to the nearest half lap.

12.  Can I use a personal music player during the bike and the run?

No.  We may need to give you directions and we want you to be able to hear us.

13.  How are the points calculated?

The athlete who swam the furthest will be awarded 100 points.  All other participant scores are a percentage of this based on their distance.  For example, if the best swimmer swam 50 lengths, that person is awarded 100 points.  Someone who swims 40 lengths is awarded 80 points.  This scoring concept is also done for the bike and the run.  The three scores will be added up and the total will be the athletes final score.  For example, a person may receive 80 points for the swim, 25 points for the bike, and 58.5 points for the run.  Their total score will then be (80+25+58.5) 163.5 points.

14.  How old does someone have to be to participate?

Participants must be 12 years old or older to participate. 

 

For any other questions, email or call Susie. 507-373-8228, sfdirector@ymcaal.org

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