Training for GCRC/YMCA triathlon

5/11/2014

Garden City Family YMCA and Garden City Recreation Commission will play host to the Big Pool Triathlon on June 28. To help people prepare for the triathlon, the YMCA and GCRC are teaming up to provide a training program.

Garden City Family YMCA and Garden City Recreation Commission will play host to the Big Pool Triathlon on June 28. To help people prepare for the triathlon, the YMCA and GCRC are teaming up to provide a training program.

Classes meet on Mondays and are designed for the beginner to intermediate athlete, but all levels are welcome. Homework workouts for the remainder of each week will be given out at each Monday session. This clinic will help participants prepare for both the physical aspect, as well as the logistics involved in a triathlon.

Participants must wear a helmet when biking.

The training schedule is as follows:

May 19, 7:30 p.m.: Swim focused (meet at the YMCA)

May 26, 6 p.m.: Bike-to-run transition (meet at the Big Pool)

June 2, 7:30 p.m.: Swim-to-bike transition (meet at the YMCA)

June 9, 6 p.m.: Bike-to-run transition (meet at the Big Pool)

June 16, 6 p.m.: Mock mini triathlon (meet at the Big Pool)

June 23, 6 p.m.: Mock mini triathlon (meet at the Big Pool)

The fee is $5 for YMCA or GCRC members; $10 for program participants (all six weeks are included in the fee). Registration may be done at the YMCA, 1224 Center St., or GCRC, 310 N. Sixth St.

This training is designed to prepare athletes to compete in the Big Pool Triathlon, but participation in the actual triathlon is not required. Registration for the Big Pool Triathlon is separate.

For more information, call Meghan McFee at GCRC at 276-1200 or Sarah Tighe at the YMCA at 275-1199.

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