Learn about the Downtown Berkeley YMCA’s triathlon training program: TriClub 2013
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 17
Time: 6:45 - 7:45pm
Location: Youth Movement Studio
The Downtown Berkeley YMCA triathlon training program offers coached group workouts, a complete training guide, structured swim and run workouts, open water practices, group cycles, workshops, lectures and a practice triathlon.
Triathlon training is an excellent way to:
1) Improve overall fitness
2) Move your current workout level to a higher one; improve overall fitness
3) Increase endurance; lose weight
Come and experience the energy of group training and reach a new goal! No previous triathlon experience necessary.
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: How fit do I need to be?
A: This is a beginning group, and if your goal is to complete the triathlon and have a good time, you should be able to swim several laps using any stroke, jog for 10-20 minutes continuously, and be able to ride a bike. The program will gradually help you be able to cover the distances in the race and string swimming, biking, and running back to back.
Q: What equipment will I need?
A: You will need a bike that has been given a safety check to insure that it is sound. Either a mountain bike or a road bike will do fine. A bike helmet is required. You will not need a wetsuit for the events we will do, but you need a swim suit that stays on! Goggles and a good pair of running shoes are also necessary. These are the basics that you will need.
Q: How much time will I need to train to “survive” the triathlon?
A: It differs according to fitness level and your expectations. A pretty good guarantee of a fun, challenging triathlon experience where you will feel that you can finish the entire event will include:
• 3 - 5 hours per week of training (on your own) in addition to the Wednesday (6:30-8pm) and Saturday (8am) meetings/workouts with Tri-Club.
• up to 8 hours per week during “peak” training weeks in addition to the Wednesday and Saturday meetings/workouts with Tri-Club.
The first and second meetings of Tri Club will provide workout schedules which will be more-than-adequate “homework” to structure your daily and weekly workouts on your own, so all you have to do is show up!
What & When
Ages & Location
Register or Drop In
Wed 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, July 20, 2013
Downtown Berkeley YMCA
Registration starts April 8, 2013