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Our mission at MyFitList is to connect the fit minded people of Austin with resources and information that help them get the most out of the amazing fitness community in Austin. Each month, we’ll be featuring a new activity and February is TRIATHLON MONTH! Throughout the month, we’ll be featuring training and racing tips from Austin pros, highlighting training groups, gear reviews, events, sharing special promotions and more. Whether you’ve never tried a triathlon or you’re an experienced age-grouper, we’re excited to feature info to help you have the best season ever!
First things first. What is a triathlon?!
Swim > Bike > Run
There are 4 main distances in the sport of triathlon:
SPRINT: (also comes in the ‘super-sprint’ variety, with even shorter distances). Most sprints are:
Swim: 750 meters
Bike: 20 km (12.4 mi)
Run: 5 km (3.1 mi)
Swim: 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Bike: 40 km (24.8 mi)
Run: 10 km (6.2 mi)
Swim: 1.93 km (1.2 mi)
Bike: 90 km (56 mi)
Run: 21.09 km (13.1 mi)
Swim: 3.86 Km (2.4 mi)
Bike: 180 km (112 mi)
Run: 42.2 km (26.2 mi)
There are many options when it comes to preparing for a triathlon race, including: private coaching, group training, training camps, online training plans and free workouts in the community. Get familiar with training resources in Austin here: http://www.myfitlist.com/find/activity/triathlon
A few things to consider when finding your training “fit”:
- Do you prefer working out with a group or alone?
- Does your schedule allow for set workout times and locations or do you need flexibility?
- Do you need the instruction, support, and motivation that a coach would provide?
- Are there specific skills you need to develop to feel confident racing triathlon?
- What are your racing goals?
Among the many options for triathlon training in Austin, each program offers something unique that will help you have a great season and positive triathlon experience! The key is finding your “fit”.
See how you can train and save with MyFitCard. Perks and promotions from some of Austin’s top triathlon resources like: Austin T3, Big Pistachio / Camp Multisport, FOMO Training, iRuniTri Multisport, Jack and Adam’s Bicycles, T3 Multisports, Tempo Multisport.
Stay tuned throughout the month for an in-depth look at topics like:
- Selecting a great race in the 2012 season.
- Training camps for intensive skill building.
- Nutrition for endurance athletes.
- Best gear for beginner to advanced.
- Is personal coaching right for me?
- How group training can help me reach my tri goals.
- And more!
MyFitList brings together the latest information on hundreds of local fitness businesses in Austin. We’re your resource for inspiration and information for getting and staying fit. Search hundreds of Austin fitness groups and services like running, triathlon, bootcamps, yoga studios, gyms and more all in one place! Check us out at www.myfitlist.com
A big thanks to everyone who entered the MyFitList “Meet Your Match Giveaway” at the CapTexTri Expo! We had such a great time meeting you all! In case you missed it, here’s what we were up to last weekend:
- As you know, MyFitList connects you with hundreds of training groups, gyms, massage therapists, fitness retailers and more online! (check it out here: www.myfitlist.com). You can easily find information on all of these businesses in ONE PLACE, instead of searching hundreds of individual websites online!
- MyFitList brought together a huge giveaway featuring some of our favorite fit businesses in Austin including: Austin Cycle Camp, Bettysport, Castle Hill Fitness and Food4Fitness, Efficient Exercise, Flywheel Fitness, FOMO Training, Healthy Bites, Mauro Pilates Body, Pedal Hard, Shammies N Koozies, T3 Triathlon Training, Tempo Multisport, Thunderbird Energetica, and Zellies. Whew!
- Winners have been selected at random. Here are the lucky folks and their prizes!
Austin Cycle Camp – 4 pack of group training classes – Michael Hammond
Bettysport – $30 giftcard for athletic apparel, footwear and accessories for women and a Bettysport t-shirt – Myphuong Sang
Castle Hill Fitness & Food4Fitness – 2-week total Castle Hill Experience including VIP gym access, discounted spa services & gift certificate to Food4Fitness - Miriam Raviv, Ed Swarthout, and James Cotter
Efficient Exercise – 3 personal sessions of high intensity strength training – Mauricio Benitez
Flywheel Fitness - 5 class pass for indoor rowing, cycling, and bootcamps – Anne Dillard
FOMO Training – 1 month of custom triathlon training programs – Andrew Leech
Healthy Bites - variety box of Healthy Bites minimally processed, gluten-free bites to fuel your training, recovery and snacking – Kirby Jacobs
Mauro Pilates Body – Pilates Series for Triathletes – including 3 private sessions each focusing on a specific sport in triathlon – Alissa Magrum
Pedal Hard - 3 coached Computrainer sessions – Judy Jonas
Shammies N Koozies – free registration to the Shammies N Koozies ride & float event on June 11 – Ken Krakow
T3 Triathlon Training – Stroke Technique Swim Clinic registration PLUS triathlon training for duration of the clinic – Scott Schaefer
T3 Triathlon Training – Stroke Technique Swim Clinic registration – Mark Foster
Tempo Multisport – 1 hour private cycling lesson – Steven Conroy
Thunderbird Energetica – package of Thunderbird artisan energy bars and t-shirt – Gabriel Cardona-Fox
Zellies - sample pack of Zellies 100% xylitol mints and gum – Renee White
Congratulations to our winners!! Stay tuned for more giveaways and updates from MyFitList by joining our e-mail list here: www.myfitlist.com or connecting with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/myfitlist.
The Shammies N Koozies Ride +Float event hosted by Cadence Sports, is coming up on June 11. We want you to join in the fun!! MyFitList is giving away one free registration to Shammies N Koozies (valued at up to $85!!).
We’ll make it easy to enter – just join the MyFitList e-mail list. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the Austin Fitness Community, events, fitness groups and more (and of course, we will never sell or share your info or spam you).
Just enter your e-mail address in the space below. We’ll pick a name at random on Tuesday at noon!
In the meantime, check out more info about Shammies N Koozies from our blog post last week: http://www.myfitlist.com/blog/?p=403 AND find a cycling or swimming coach here: http://www.myfitlist.com/find just in case you need to brush up on your skills before June 11.
May is National Bike Month! Austin is celebrating with events, rides and resources to help us all get on our bikes more in May. It’s good for your body, mind and the environment – so get on your bike this month!
Check out more information including a calendar of Bike Month and Bike to Work events, like free bike maintenance classes, group rides, social events, and bicycle sales: www.cityofaustin.org/rideyourbike
Riding your bike with a group is a great way to improve your technique, increase your fitness level, and have fun. MyFitList can help you find the perfect cycling group or trainer. Visit MyFitList.com to get started!
Stay tuned for more information on Bike Month from MyFitList for the entire month of May – including contests, product reviews, tips, and more!