TOP TEN REASONS TO DO A TRIATHLON

#1

To Find Out What You’re Really Made Of

The truth is, “People are capable of so much    more than they think.”

#2

To Be a Role Model

“I ‘tri’ to teach myself—what we’re all capable of.”

#3

For the Triumphant Finish

“You feel a lot of different sensory experiences during a race—wind, water, sun, dirt, cold, heat, pain—and they all add up to the triumph of crossing the finish line. It’s an adventure that covers a lot of ground and puts your body through its paces, yet takes less than a day and is wholly satisfying.”

#4

To Surprise Yourself

In triathlon, “You always find new boundaries to push, and you discover you’re stronger than you thought.”

#5

To Push Boundaries

“I race to see how far I can push myself, whether it’s for a better time or to see if I can complete a harder race.”

#6

To Satisfy Your Type-A Personality

“I LOVE to plan things, so putting together a training calendar is super fun for me.

“Also, if I don’t set a goal for myself, and put something on the calendar, I will be a lazy bum.”

#7

For the Variety

“Training for three sports is so much more interesting than just training for one.”

#8

To Expand Your Comfort Zone

“Pushing my physical limits teaches me to be comfortable being uncomfortable…in training and life.”

#9

To Meet New People

Triathletes are motivated people. They are always up for a swim, a ride or an adventure. Open up your circle of friends and see what you find.

#10

Bragging Rights

Some people want to cross it off their bucket list, others have something to prove: Whatever your motivation is, it feels really good to say, “Yeah, I’ve done a triathlon.”

  • Source – Active Insider April 4, 2013

The Eau Claire YMCA has programs to help you complete your first Triathlon or improve on previous times.

Triathlon Swim Programs

M, W, F – 6:00-7:00 am         Full

M, W, F – 5:00-6:00 pm

Tu, Th – 8:30-9:30 pm

Triahlon Resistance Training

M, W 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Run for your life

Th 5:15-6:45 pm

TRX Cycle

Tu 12:05-1:00 pm

Sat 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Yoga for Runners

M 7:40-8:40 pm

Visit Member Services for more information and to register today!

 


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