Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Get Out And TRI With Me

We all know I geek exercise, triathlons, fitness and such.  My sadness... I haven't had much time or funds for racing.  But I LOVE my triathlons.  So I am doing a Teeny Tiny Tri on August 24 at 8:30 am.  Care to join me?  There will be no timing chips, race clocks, aid stations, traffic monitoring or any of that traditional race stuff. 

There will be 150 meters of swimming in the American Fork Fitness Center (pay for your own entry - $4), 9.5 miles of biking and 1.7 miles of moving in a running like fashion. (All distances are approximate.) 

There are no race rules-- so swim with floaties, fins and a kick board if you feel like it!

No winners medals -- everyone who tri's ROCKS!  You can go as slow as you want or as fast as you want.  You are in control of your TRI.  .

Not Local?  Do a Teeny Tiny Tri of your own and let me know how it goes.  Can't tri with us.  Do it when you can.  Let us know how it goes.

Just get out and TRI

Want to volunteer?  Let me know.

Here's the race course.
Swim: 150 meters at the AFFC -- that is 1 1/2 laps on the long lanes or 3 laps of the short lanes (we'll be sharing the pool with other swimmers --swim on the right side of the lane to allow for passing)
Transition 1: Walk carefully off of the pool deck, through the building to the trusty bike racks (you may want to lock your bike while you swim) and hop on your bike.  We'll have a volunteer bring your stuff to the finish.
Bike:  Leave the Fitness Center heading north toward the cemetery-- being sure to ride on the right side of the road.  Turn right onto 600 North.  Stop at the stop sign.  Signal a left turn.  Wait for traffic to allow a safe left turn.  Turn left onto 100 East.  Obeying all traffic laws, bike north into Highland.  Turn right onto 11000 North (Timpanogos Highway/ Highland Highway).  Bike east to 4800 West (North County BVLD/ Lone Peak HS Road).  Turn Right onto 4800 West.  Obeying all traffic laws, bike south past the LDS Temple into American Fork.  Turn Right onto 300 North.  Bike 2 blocks to 900 East.  Signal a left turn.  Wait for traffic to allow a safe left turn.  Turn onto 900 East.  Arrive at the Barratt LDS Chapel.
Transition 2:  Leave your bike with a trusty volunteer.  Hydrate/Nourish with the things you provided.
Running Like Motion:  Leave the church heading north.  (Be safe.  Look for cars! Stay on the left side of the road/sidewalk)  Move in a running like motion to 300 North.  Turn left onto 300 North.  Run/Walk west to 700 East.  Turn left onto 700 East.  Relish the down hill portion of the run.  Continue to Main Street/50 South.  Turn left onto Main/50.  Run (or are you walking by now) to 900 East.  Turn left onto 900 East.  You are on the home stretch now.  Only 3 blocks left.  Make it back to the church with a smile on your face 'cause YOU ARE AWESOME!
Awards:  Great big sweaty hugs from Erica and the other TRI- athleates.  Feel free to provide your own trophy, finisher's medals, or sweet finish line snacks.  I'll have a cooler of water or gatorade.

Are You In?

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