I’ve written about a women-only non-competitive triathlon in Omaha already (FYI, that race is Aug. 27, mark your calendars).
But, let’s talk about competitive racing. There’s a new one being held in Omaha at this month. While it’s too late for you to start training for it now, mentioning serves as a head’s up to what’s out there. The Omaha Women’s Triathlon (read an article about it here), is May 22.
Then again, if you have been training or you’re capable of doing a swim, bike and run at any distance, go to that article and get your discount codes to register for the race! They’re good through May 15.
You can register for the race or just read more about it here. The pink is a little over-the-top for my taste, but if you can get past that, the site has a lot of good information on it (like maps and starting times … very helpful bits of info).
I think this is going to be my goal “big race” next year to tackle post-partum. This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, so you know it’s going to be well organized. It’s also a sprint distance, meaning the distances for each leg of the race are not as intimidating as, say, an Olympic distance tri.
The race will start with a 750-meter (half-mile) swim, then move to land with a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) bike ride, and finish with a 5K (3.1-mile) run.
Training for something like this is one of the reasons why I love the sport. It provides a great variety of workouts each week. The article I linked to above goes into this variety: The swim works the upper body, the run and bike work the legs and core, and all three are great cardio workouts.
There’s something about triathlon training that makes me feel stronger and more confident than just running or biking alone. I may not be a superstar in each leg of the race, but there’s something to knowing that you can handle each them with no problem.