Indoor Triathlon Events

December 12, 2013 by  
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Indoor Triathlons for 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014: Mandell JCC (co-ed and relay team options):
Registration is open.  Call the Mandell JCC at 860-236-4571 to register today.
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT — Due to low registration, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Due to scheduling conflicts we are unable to host the University of Saint Joseph Indoor Triathlon this year.  We hope to be back on track for 2015.

Sunday, April 6, 2014: Mandell JCC (women only with 12 lucky men in the final wave!)
Registration will open in February, 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about TTNE’s Indoor Triathlon Events.
We hope we answer many of your questions and concerns below.

How will the relay for the Mandell JCC’s Friends and Family Triathlon work?
The Friends & Family Triathlon Challenge involves a 20-minute swim, 20-minute guided course on a spin bike, and 20 minutes on the treadmill or indoor track at the Mandell JCC. Participants are allowed to compete as an individual or as a team made of two to three members. Teams of two will require one participant to complete two parts of the triathlon and the second participant to complete one part, while each member on a team of three will be required to complete one event in the Challenge.

Why is there a lottery for the University of Saint Joseph College (USJ) Indoor Triathlon?
In 2012, we began the lottery for this event because for the previous five years we have filled the spots within days of opening registration.  The advantage had always gone to those who are able to hand deliver their registration to the O’Connell Center at The University of Saint Joseph.  We have thought long and hard about a system that will level the playing field and allow those women from farther away to participate in this exciting and popular event.

How does the lottery work for the University of Saint Joseph College Indoor Triathlon event?
The registration form will be available for download about 1 month prior to the event date. At this time, you can fill out the registration form, include payment and mail or hand-deliver to the O’Connell Center on the USJ campus in West Hartford.  All registration forms MUST be submitted in a sealed envelope. If you are hand delivering, please put USJ Indoor Triathlon on the front of the sealed envelope).  All forms must be postmarked by DATE TBD. Lottery results will be emailed and posted here on DATE TBD. The wave schedule and list will be announced (via email) on DATE TBD. Your cash or checks will not be deposited unless you have been chosen.

Can we still pick a person or group to be in the same wave?
Yes. You can choose up to 5 women with whom you would like to share a wave.  This year, we are limiting the group to 6 women (including you!).  Your registration forms MUST be submitted together IN the same envelope. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!

Will there be a waiting list?
Yes. We will pick the waiting list at the same time as the first 96 lottery winners are chosen.  You can email dfiske@sjc.edu to find out what place you are on the waiting list.  If you are #1-12, you have a good chance of being in the event.

What is the order of the triathlon?
Swim, Bike, Run

Read below to learn more about each leg of the triathlon.

Swim:
You will wear a swim suit or a tri-suit.  Approximately 18 lengths equals ¼ mile.  When you get out of the pool, you will NOT remove your swim suit.  You will dry off with a towel and put on a shirt, shorts, socks and sneakers and head to the biking section.

Some women swim with a workout bra under their swim suit or put it on over the swim suit after the swim, if necessary.  Some swim suits have a built in bras that work just as well. You can choose to wear biking shorts and then run in them as well.  We recommend only changing into shorts one time.  So decide which shorts (running, biking or a compression type short) you want to wear and stick with it.

Bike:
All of the bikes will have cages for sneakers as well as clips (for spd cycling shoes).  You do NOT need to bring a helmet or biking gloves.

Run:
University of Saint Joseph: The run will take place on an indoor running track.  It is 14 laps to a mile.  You should be able to go right to the run from the bike, unless you need to change from your bike shoes to your running shoes.
Mandell JCC:
January: The run will take place on a treadmill. We will track the distance you run in 20 minutes.
April: The run will be outside. It is a well-marked 2 laps.  Two laps is 3 miles.  You will be timed. Depending on the weather, you might want to add another layer for warmth.
Treadmill run: You will run for 20 minutes on a treadmill.  The distance you run in the allotted time will be recorded.

Transition:
Each athlete will have a transition area to put all of your gear. Your area will be clearly marked with your individual race # (but it may be small).  You will keep all of your gear at this area.  Please do not leave anything in the locker room. We do not time you during the transition.  For the safety of the participants, we don’t want anyone rushing around on wet, slick floors.  However, we will encourage you to hurry up to the next event, safely, of course.

All areas will be clearly marked.

How Distances Are Tracked:
Swim: Volunteers will be tracking the number of swim lengths you swim in the allotted time. One end of the pool to the end is considered one length.  If you are in the middle of the pool when the time is up, we will give you that extra bit and count a full length for you.  We’re nice like that.
Bike: In some cases, the indoor bikes will have odometers.  A volunteer will track the distance you rode. If there are no odometers, we encourage you to follow the leaders guided ride and enjoy yourself.
Run: If you are running on a track, volunteers will count your laps.  If you’re running on a treadmill, a volunteer will track your distance run during the allotted time. If you are running a specific distance outside, you will be timed.

How is the winner determined?
While we really believe that this type of event should be considered a great “workout,” we know that many of the participants do want to know how they did in comparison to others.  As athletes, we can relate to that.

Not every indoor triathlon scores the same way.  Here is how any event run in collaboration with Team Training New England is calculated.
We determine which athlete swam the most lengths, biked the longest distance and ran the farthest (if on a treadmill or track) or ran the fastest time if the run distance is constant.  That person (or persons) will get 100 points.  The other participants will receive a % of 100 points.

For example, if a person swims 50 lengths in 20 minutes, he/she will get 100 points. If another person swims 40 laps, he/she will get 80 points.
The same calculation is done for the bike and run leg as well.

At the end, we add up the points each person receives for the swim, bike and run.  The total # of points a person could get is 300.  The person with the highest points is considered the “winner.”  When we post the results on our website, we only post race #s, no names.  All results are anonymous.

What do I bring for each leg?
Swim:
Swim suit. Goggles. Swim cap. Towel. Flip flops to wear on the pool deck.  You will be able to leave them by the side of the pool and grab them after your swim.
Bike: Biking shoes/running shoes. Shorts. Shirt
Run: Running bra (women only). Shorts. Shirt

Other stuff: Bring water bottle. Change of dry clothes. Towel for showering.  If you aren’t sure about something, bring it.

To save time, arrive at the facility with your swim suit on underneath your clothes or sweats. If you’re going to shower at the facility after your triathlon, don’t forget underwear (don’t laugh, it happens a lot).

2013 Indoor Triathlon Results:
April 7
2013 JCC Spring Indoor Triathlon Results

February 17
2013 University of Saint Joseph Indoor Triathlon Results

January 20
2013 Mandell JCC Friends & Family Indoor Triathlon Results

2012 Indoor Triathlon Results:
April 1
2012 JCC Women’s Indoor Triathlon Age Group Results
2012 JCC Women’s Indoor Triathlon Overall Results

February 12
2012 Saint Joseph College Age Group Results
2012 SJC Indoor Triathlon Overall Results

2011 Indoor Triathlon Results:
September 25
2011 Fall Mandell JCC Indoor Triathlon Results
April 11
2011 Mandell JCC Indoor Triathlon Results
March 20
2011 Indian Valley Family YMCA Indoor Triathlon Results
March 6
2011 Farmington Valley YMCA Indoor Triathlon Results
February 13
2011 Saint Joseph College Indoor Triathlon Results

2010 Indoor Triathlon Results:
2010 Mandell JCC Indoor Triathlon Results
2010 Saint Joseph College Indoor Triathlon Results

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Comments

4 Responses to “Indoor Triathlon Events”
  1. Lieba Bernstein says:

    I sent my check in today. This mini tri is a great one. I look forward to it.

  2. Barbara Keating says:

    I have been avoiding this, but I know this mini-tri will be a great way to jump-start my commitment to become healthier and secondly, I am an adult learner at SJC and love the school.

  3. Joyce O'Dea says:

    I have done 3 SJC sprint tri’s and what a terrific experience! A great way to commit to a winter work-out and stay in shape in colder weather. Hope to make it an annual event.

  4. Carrie says:

    I love it!!! I finally convinced my husband to do his first tri!! Thanks guys!!!!!!!

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