Most women who join TriLaVie have never done a triathlon before.
The members of the team have different athletic experiences and are all shapes, sizes and abilities.
While each woman comes to TriLaVie from a different background, most do not have formal, athletic training and have never trained with a team as an adult.
Healthy women who can walk or run for 20 minutes, bike for 30 minutes and swim safely in deep water are encouraged to train for a triathlon with TriLaVie. In 8-12 weeks, most women complete their first race and the rest is history!
Here are some guidelines to think about:
Most TriLaVie beginner triathletes are not particularly good swimmers. Some can barely make it across the pool while others can muscle their way for a while but it isn’t pretty. Very few have open water swim experience. TriLaVie introduces you to great swim skills including breathing techniques, form and endurance building. The biggest surprise to women who join TriLaVie is the fact that they learn to LOVE swimming. It becomes their favorite sport and they did not expect that. In the OC, we have the best beaches for open water swimming. Come learn how to enjoy them!
If you can ride a bike – any bike – you can do a triathlon. Entry-level triathlons feature bike rides that are typically 9-12 miles long. That’s doable for most of us even on a beach cruiser! Of course there are fancy-pants triathlon-style bikes that are sleek, but you don’t need one of those to start. Most of us borrow a bike in working order with a few gears for our first triathlon. TriLaVie partners rent them as well. At first, TriLaVie bike training occurs on paved paths with no cars. You are welcome to ride on the road as your comfort level grows. TriLaVie beginners discover amazing bike paths through OC for a lifetime of fun riding.
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