If you've always wanted to do a triathlon, these sprint distance triathlons are for you. Here's the lowdown on the distances: .8K (.5 mile) swim, 19K (12 mile) bike, 5K (3.1 mile) run. Not only are these races fun and friendly, but Danskin also has a mentoring program to help newbies from the start (as in the first day of training) to finish (when you cross the finish line). I must say, doing a triathlon is one of the most empowering experiences — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Plus they have many different waves. The elite pros start first, followed by the amateur elites, and then groups separated by age. There is also a wave for cancer survivors and a buddy wave, if you want to compete with a pal in a different age group.
The first race is May 9 in Arizona, which means you need to start training now. These races are very popular and some races are already sold out, so if you're interested in trying a tri you should sign up soon. To see the race dates, just
Tempe, AZ — May 9
Orlando, FL — May 10 (SOLD OUT)
Miami, FL — May 31
Austin, TX — June 7
Aurora, CO — June 28
New England/Webster, MA — July 26
Philadelphia — Aug. 2
Seattle — Aug. 16 (SOLD OUT)
NY Metro — Sept. 13 (SOLD OUT)
Chicagoland — Sept. 27
Los Angeles — TBD
Click here to start the registration process. Let me know in the comments section below if you are planning on doing a Spring distance triathlon this year.