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
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.