The cold weather months are here but your first race of 2014 is likely only a few months away. Starting your training now will help you achieve better performance when the warm weather returns.
BCTC has registered to be a participant of the USAT National Challenge Competition. This is a 3-month ‘event’ starting December 1st and ending on February 28th between USAT clubs around the country that will track our training mileage. We accumulate the swim, bike or run mileage done by our members for the next 90 days towards the overall Challenge benchmarks. Our club goal is 50 miles of swimming, 7500 miles of biking and 833 miles of running.
You can do any or all of the three disciplines and have your training time count for our club. You do NOT have to do all three sports to participate. If you want to only submit ‘run’ or ‘swim’ mileage that is ok. The important thing is that you keep track of the dates and distances that are a part of your normal workout routine. You can submit as short or long of a workout that you complete.
What do you have to do to join in?
1. You must be a BCTC member and you must be a USAT member to participate. Not a USAT member? Register here. USAT membership offers many benefits. www.usatriathlon.org
2. Send your name and USAT # to BCTriathlonClub@yahoo.com – we will register you onto our team. You will receive a message confirming your inclusion.
3. Start Swimming, biking and running! Keep track of the distances that you complete. You will receive info on how to record your data so it contributes to our overall goal.
How do I calculate my distances travelled?
Swim – 11 laps (up and back on a 25 yd pool) = 1/4 mile
Bike – 60 mins on spin or trainer = 15 miles
Run – Treadmill distance or google-maps distances