The Women's Guide to Triathlon Training
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Considering your first triathlon? Gearing up for your second but want a little more guidance this time around? Sports Basement has designed this series of lectures, clinics and workouts for women just like you! You’ll be ready for the SF Triathlon at Alcatraz, which is on August 21, before you know it!
All of these events are free and open to the public. You can attend all of the events in the series or just the ones you want. All events take place at Sports Basement Presidio unless otherwise specified. No RSVP is necessary, but you can email questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30pm: Meet Your Everyday Female Triathlete
Want to do a triathlon but wondering what exactly you are getting yourself into? A panel of everyday women will talk about what every beginning triathlete should know. What kind of time commitment does it take to train for a triathlon? What about financial commitment? Can I train in the pool for an open-water swim? Come with questions, and they’ll bring answers. This lecture is geared toward women, though both men and women are welcome. Representatives from Tri-California will be on site to answer questions about the race and give away prizes!
Sunday, June 12, 9am: Fix a Flat Clinic and Bike the Course
Our experts will lead a basic bike repair clinic before you ride the course of the SF Triathlon at Alcatraz. Bring your bike, a helmet and questions! Don’t have a bike yet? Arrive early to rent one from Sports Basement. Meet at Sports Basement Presidio at 9am.
Sunday, June 19, 9am: Open Water Swimming Lecture and Swim at Aquatic Park
Open water swimming is often the most intimidating part of the race for first-time and seasoned triathletes alike. Shannon Boughn, owner and trainer with Urban Endurance, will talk you through the art of open-water swimming with a swim practice following at Aquatic Park. Need a wetsuit? You can rent one ahead of time from Sports Basement. Meet at Aquatic Park at 9am.
Sunday, July 10, 9am: Your First Brick Workout
At this point, you’re probably starting to feel more comfortable with your run and bike workouts. It’s time for your first brick workout! We’ll ride the course and run part of the course to help you get used to doing multiple workouts back to back. Meet at Sports Basement Presidio at 9am.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm: Transition Lecture at Sports Basement Presidio
Sure, you can swim, ride and run at this point – but what about going from one to the other? Enter the often-dreaded transition. Shannon Boughn, owner and trainer with Urban Endurance, will teach you how to transition with ease. A transition practice clinic will follow on Sunday, August 7 at Aquatic Park.
Sunday, August 7, 9am: Transition Clinic at Aquatic Park
Put the skills you learned at our Transition lecture into practice at this transition clinic. You’ll leave this practice feeling prepared for the SF Triathlon at Alcatraz! Meet at Aquatic Park at 9 am.