The leaves are falling...it's dark by 5PM...it sure feels like the off-season! Sure, we worked hard all spring, summer, and fall and we deserve this hard-earned rest. But don't forget that the next tri season will be upon us before we know it, and soon it will be time to get back into our favorite spandex outfits and hit the pools and pavement again. Will you be ready?? Well, have no fear, the answer is here - the USAT National Challenge Competition!
Do you want to help DC Tri Club dominate the NCC club rankings? Do you need a challenge to help you burn off all the extra holiday "fun"? Just looking for a little healthy competition and want to see how your training mileage stacks up against others? Learn more about the NCC and how to sign-up here:
As our minds turn to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, pies, and other holiday treats, don't forget to sign-up for the USAT National Challenge Competition by Nov 30th! All you have to do to participate is:
Each month will have a specific discipline as it's focus with a benchmark number of miles as the prize goal for the first team to reach the benchmark, however all monthly mileage accrued for all disciplines counts. What does that mean? It means that if you are like me, and probably won't touch a pool until the month of Feb/Mar, but still plan on running/biking through the winter, you can still participate in the challenge and help the club accrue miles towards the race for highest overall combined mileage. Treadmill and bike trainer/stationary bike/spin bike miles definitely count!!
We start logging mileage on Dec 1st, so don't delay and sign-up now!
I'm interested in doing this, but with my IM this Sunday I don't see myself logging too many training miles the first couple weeks of December. Would it be a waste if I signed up, but did not start logging until the second week in December?
Tania - All mileage accrued counts (no matter how much or how little), and we are not limited to the number of club members participating, so it definitely would not be a waste to sign-up. The more, the merrier! Good luck in Cozumel!!
Awesome! It will keep me from getting too lazy after the big race. I will go ahead and send my info in via email now.
Tania, December is swim month and after an IM you can ease you way back into training. Good luck in Cozumel.
I even plan on swimming for swim month. I know shocking considering the three swims I have done since July have all been races.
Joe, just be careful.
You of all people should be aware of the repetitive motion injuries associated with heavy yardage in the pool. I'm concerned that you might be pushing yourself too hard so be sure to take it easy.
On the other hand, lots of swimming will sculpt your 'ceps so they look like mine. I can see why you would want to swim so much.
I have been told that my biceps are a limiting factor in triathlon so maybe this is the answer I have been looking for.
Watch out Joe, think Travis is calling you out. Travis is currently has the DC Tri Mass Body of Destruction title. I will be logging in as much water time as I can, before take off. Now that my Tat has healed, I am in the water at the Pentagon, so please join me. I will be putting about 3000 meters a swim 3x's a week. I can do early morning and lunch times.
Just a friendly reminder that the USAT NCC starts on Tuesday, December 1st! I will be sending out an email this weekend to those who have already signed-up with information about how to report mileage to me. If you want to participate and help DC Tri Club rock the off-season challenge, sign-up now by emailing DcTriNCC@gmail.com with your name, USAT number (you must be a current member). DOB, and address.
For more information on the challenge: