Just a heads up. Komen Global Race for the Cure is on the same day and time as our first training tri. I don't know if this will affect our training that day.
Good point - thanks for the reminder!
That's a mild complication but it's better than some of the other alternatives we were dealing with in terms of scheduling training tris.
If you're coming from NW you won't be able to cut through downtown to get to HP but it's still pretty easily accessible if you can avoid the area around the mall.
We'll be sure to remind everyone to give themselves extra time when planning for this event.
Is this for NTPers only? Can you provide more info on the training tri for those of us not in NTP?
The club training tris are open to everyone who is a paying member of DC Tri. The swim is 400 m in the Hains Point pool, "big" loops for the bike course, and one small loop for the run. And usually we all hang out for a bbq afterwards.
Where is this info posted? If it's on the NTP page, regular members can't access it. What time does the training tri start?
Thanks for the help!
The training tris are for all DC Tri members. Give me a couple of days to get the information up. It's been a busy weekend. Thanks for your patience. -Hugh
Its been awhile since I've been on here and I'm trying to remember if we have to sign up or just show up for the June 6th training tri. I'm definitely interested.
If the training tri starts at 7, how long should it take? I really want to participate, but have to be back in Cleveland Park at 10.
Ha! However long it takes you to swim a 400, bike 18? (is that right?) and run a 5k.
The swim is seeded though, so your start time will depend on where you fall in the swim lineup. Everyone is out of the pool by 8am.
Eating hamburgers and hotdogs at 10am is optional, but surprisingly delicious.
What about cookies?? A lot of us are cookie driven, obsessed by the chocolate morsels. Ok it's only me.
well, I'm NTP and as this would be my first training tri, I have no idea how long it will take me to do it :)
Would it be ok if I did the swim and bike but then had to leave? Or should I sit this one out since only 120 people can participate?
i say do as much as you can its only "training" so might as well train the swim to bike transition and get used to it.
if you have to bail on the run that is ok, that happens is races all the time anyway. so this would be no different.
good luck. and sign up.
Do we need to sign up for this event?? ....how??
Yes you sign up for he training tri. Goto the Race section of the website main page. it wil bring you to another page that you can click on Club Races. It will pop up he training tri. I just looked and it's not up yet, but they will also let us know when they have the training tri up for registering. Good Luck and have fun while doing these training tris. They are a chance to hone in on skills that you will use during a race.
It's up now in the shop section under training races.
I'm doing the Komen 5k race that day at 8:00, would it be possible for me to do the swim and the bike and then finish the run at the race?
I would prefer to have people who can do the whole tri to sign up. Our maximum number of competitors is 120. I can put you on the waiting list and if the race doesn't cap out, I can enter you. E-mail me at race.director.dctriclub.org
Also, there are two other training tris this summer and we can always use extra volunteers.
2x on what Hugh said. There are lots of knowledge that can be gained by volunteering. It'll give you a different perspective on how things are done.
I must be an idiot as I gave out the wrong e-mail address for me. The correct on is: email@example.com
I, too, am doing the Race for the Cure on this same Saturday as the training tri so won't be able to participate and am quite bummed. I noticed upthread that someone mentioned there will be two other tri training races scheduled (I assume these will be before the NJ race). Could we learn the dates of those other tri training races so can make certain to keep our schedule open for that particular day and be able to participate then.