TAT Round Up
Well the 2014 season is upon us and it is time to see what all the Tulsa Area Triathletes has to offer you and all your friends that are not yet triathletes. I know that you all have friends that are runners or maybe just cyclists and maybe even just a few of you that have friends that are only swimmers. Well now is the time to pass on to them the joy of being a triathlete.
Tell all your single sport friends how awesome it is that you don’t do “Recovery Work-Outs” because in triathlon; swimming, biking and running are all “Recovery Work-Outs” for each other. You might also mention that since you became a triathlete that you have had a much lower prevalence in of injury and burn out (unless that isn’t true, then just keep your trap quiet).
So, that being said, if you have any friends that are interested in triathlon, it is time for them to come out and see what TAT has to offer. This year we are doing a little change up to what has, in the past, been Tri Camp. Some of us got together and realized a few things. Firstly, most people that are thinking about triathlon are already linked in to a running group. Secondly, swimming is inherently an individual sport (have you ever tried chatting with a swimming partner during your set). So, we have decided that the club will be offering some group training and and seminars for members with less experience. For those that are new and trying to break the hurdle that is truly the toughest (um, biking… anyone can keep their heads above water right), the club is offering “Bike Camp”. This is going to be overseen by our clubs immediate past present Carolyn Fairless. As with the rest of us she is also a bicyclist and has put many miles on the road (including a 140.6 triathlon and all training associated training). So you can expect some excellent introduction to getting on theroad for the TAT Spring Fever Triathlon. So tell your friends that if they have never “clipped in” and are not comfortable off the Riverpark’s Trails this is likely just what they are looking for.
For those of you that have been in on on or two multi-sport races and are looking for a little more, here is what the club us going to try to provide for you. As far as moving forward in the pool we would recommend Coach Janet and her great classes for all your swimmiong needs. She is more than a long time triathlete, club member, board member and a club sponsor but she is also a USAT certified coach.
As we said there are several running opportunities. One of which is our club sponsor Trani at Tulsa Runner (seriously click there and check out Trani’s place, a wonderful local establishment). His groups tends to be fast but if you are new or still building, well Trani and his crew will be able accommodate you. Just remember that we all started with walking and the only way to get faster is to try running with people that you really cant’t keep up with. Also watch our club calendar for people that are looking for running partners or members that are trying to get group runs going.
Thursday 09JAN2014 from 6-8pm
Sunday 19JAN2014 from 2-4pm
Tulsa Runner 96th & Riverside (link with complete address and directions)
Hope to see you all at one of these Round-Ups.
Train smart to race fast,