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SheROX — Danskin's Women's Triathlon Series

SheROX — Danskin's Women's Triathlon Series

She swims. She rides. She runs. She rocks! Danskin sponsors the longest running women's triathlon series in the US, and the races are fast approaching.

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

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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.

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triathlonbike triathlonbike 6 years
Excellent this Danskin's Women's Triathlon Series
Anne-B Anne-B 7 years
I work at a swimming pool and I can tell you that you will not be the only woman there learning to swim for her tri. Most places have group lessons for adults of all skill levels. Don't let the swim stop you!
misskacie misskacie 7 years
runningesq, you are obviously resourceful as well as encouraging! Thank you. mondaymoos, I grew up in Tempe, and you aren't kidding about the heat and needing lots of water! Good to remember. You've gotta be extra-tough in certain locations.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
oh, and Katy, if you can swing it, you could get a few private lessons to learn the basics of freestyle!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Syako, many use tri bikes, many use road bikes. I have a road bike with clip on aero bars and a more 'aggressive' aero fit
katyharper katyharper 7 years
I just feel like.... I don't know. Learning to swim properly at the Y at 27 years old would be awkward. Or maybe I could just get in a group of 5-year-old and look SUPER awkward! Everyone would think I was teaching them. It's like Billy Madison meets aqua fitness!
syako syako 7 years
I guess I could get a used bike. :shrug: Do most triathletes use road bikes?
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
My mom did the one in Tempe a few years ago... if that's your plan ladies, stock up on water... it was 109 on the pavement when she started running.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
and Katy --- you are definitely not to old to learn how to swim ! Contact your local gym pool or Y and see if they offer lessons.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
misskacie -- I've done a couple Sprint tris, a couple Olympic distances, one half ironamn and I have several races -- including an Ironman!!! - coming up this season. Tris can be pricey, but you can get a used bike, rent a wetsuit, etc. If/ once you get into it you can start upgrading your gear. Why not tri? ;)
syako syako 7 years
FitSugar did one recently! :cheer:
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
MA!!
misskacie misskacie 7 years
This is so freakin' inspiring! I'd always like to train for and do one of these, but I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time. I will definitely have to do this within the next 5 years or so, it's a good goal. :) Has anyone here ever done this, or something like it? Stories?
syako syako 7 years
You could probably still learn Kathy! Maybe see if your gym/city rec center has a swimming coach. I always said I wanted to do one of these, but the cost of buying a bike is a bit of turn off. :shrug:
katyharper katyharper 7 years
I would really like to do this, but I'm a TERRIBLE swimmer! Like, I can swim under water, but i can't do the "official" strokes. And I think I'm too old now to learn!
heatherhas heatherhas 7 years
Ooo, what a great mini tri! I was just thinking about how I need to sign up for one. . .
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