Swim, Bike, Run!

Last summer, my sister (who happens to be a serious fitness enthusiast) had the grand idea that I participate in the Montauk triathlon. Feeling pretty fit myself, I took her up on her challenge without preparing as I should have. I finished the race without any major snaffus, but there were definitely a few moments throughout the race where I almost convinced myself I was going to die- mainly the swim part. Even though it was really tough, I had an immense feeling of accomplishment- though I vowed not to do it again!

Well, earlier today I came across IronKids, which is basically a triathlon for children ages 6-15… the distances covered are determined by age. Given the current child obesity rate, I couldn’t help but think how wonderful of an event this is. It is such a great way to get your child out there exercising, and hey! you never know, they could easily be the next Lance Armstrong (he won his age race when he was just 13)!

This year the race will be making stops in the following cities: San Diego, CA- Raleigh, NC- St. Petersburg, FL- Indianapolis, IN, Oklahoma City, OK- Avon, CO- Tucson, AZ- and Alpharetta, GA

If your child is interested in participating, click here for more information.

Here is age/ distance conversion chart:

 

CATEGORY AGE SWIM BIKE RUN
JUNIOR 6-8 50 YARDS 2 MILES 500 YARDS
INTERMEDIATE 9-11 150 YARDS 4 MILES 1 MILE
SENIOR 12-15 300 YARDS 8 MILES 2 MILES

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March 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Meg replied:

    What a grand idea!!

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