Registration for the first triathlon of the season starts Monday. This year, they've expanded the event, but in past years, registration has begun and been over, pretty much instantly. So get over there at 8am Monday morning, and cure your hangover by signing up. Love this logo, incidentally:
Sprint triathlons are a great way to get into the sport, and to set yourself a goal for April. If you're just starting to train now, for example, there's no reason you shouldn't reasonably expect to finish the course in a good time in two months. It's a 500 yard swim (that's 10 laps in a 25 yard pool), a 12 mile bike that's mostly flat, followed by a 3.1 mile run, followed by eating, followed by sleeping and feeling smug. Honestly, the best thing about triathlons is how much you get to eat afterwards:
If you do succumb and sign up, shoot me an email. There's a few of us thinking of going up there and we can probably figure out a car share. We'll also be doing a couple of mocks before the season starts, so that you can get your confidence up before race day.
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