I've been racing and coaching for Team in Training through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for 14 years now. It's a cause I believe in, and it's a GREAT group of people.
What is Team in Training (TNT)? It's the largest fundraising branch of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) where men and women train for endurance events and raise money for the cause. The program has been around for 24 years. It's perfect for beginners and intermediate athletes alike. SO, whether you're currently a couch potato or an athlete looking to improve, TNT is the way to go.
Join us this fall for races in either Washington DC or Tempe, Arizona outside Phoenix! Kickoff for the team is this Saturday, May 5, but you can sign up for our teams through May.
More info about the races is below...
What Do You Get from TNT When You Join?
Professional coaching from three coaches including me!
A detailed training schedule with day-by-day instructions and a variety of levels to choose from.
A group run workout on Tuesday evenings.
A group swim workout on Wednesday evenings.
A group workout every Saturday morning - rides, runs, multi-sport workouts, etc.
TNT gear to wear while you train.
Clinics on a variety of topics from gear to changing a flat tire to race-day rules and strategy.
Open water swim workouts.
Either a full wetsuit ($200+ value) that's yours to keep and/or a triathlon racing suit (top and shorts worth about $100).
Entry into your race.
Optional airfare to your race.
Three nights hotel accommodations at the race.
Ground transportation as needed.
Two dinners on race weekend.
Bike shipping to the race.
A mentor to lead you in fundraising.
A TNT staff member dedicated to your team.
An Honored Hero who has battled blood cancer to inspire you throughout the season.
What Do You Do for TNT When You Sign Up?
That's not so bad, right?! Especially when you have coaches and team captains to help you with training each week. And, a mentor who has been through the program to guide you through the fundraising! Tens of thousands of people have been through this program nationwide and have successfully fundraised and raced in endurance events. Brian and I have raised over $30,000 total in the years we have participated in the program since 1998. Last year I raised $3,500 in 2 months. It's totally doable!
So, which race do you want to do?
Nations Triathlon in Washington DC - Sept 9, 2012
Olympic Distance - just under a mile swim, almost 25 mile bike and 6.2 mile run.
This course is perfect for beginners - it's flat and fast on the bike and the run. It's also great for those looking for an Olympic distance PR! And, of course, it's at sea level - a great benefit coming from Colorado. Washington DC is an amazing venue for a race and a fun weekend.
Soma Triathlon in Tempe AZ - October 21, 2012
Half Ironman Distance - 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
To do this race with us, you must have a little triathlon experience and a little bit of a training base coming into training. This race is a lot of fun! It's flat and fast - perfect for your first half Ironman distance or to set new PR. Being at lower altitude is a big plus, too! Tempe AZ is home to Arizona State University, so it's full of restaurants, bars, and shopping all walking distance from our hotel. Very fun weekend and great race course!
We will accept new participants through the end of May, but join as soon as you can to get the most out of the program! It's a great way to spend the summer - get in shape and help cancer patients through fundraising.
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Hope to see you soon!