Summer practices will run from Sunday, May 18, 2014 to Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Practices may be adjusted to the group in attendance. All ability levels are encouraged to participate!
Training and Practice Attendance:Training with the MN Tri Team can be as intense or laid back as you want to make it. We offer a number of coached practices at different times throughout the week so that members can choose convenient practices that fit their schedules. There are no mandatory practices to be a team member, you can come to as many / few as works for your schedule. If you want to join the racing group, you will be expected to attend at least three practices per week (you are not required to compete in races to belong to the team). We have members of all levels from beginner to elite, so you can always find someone about your own ability-level at practice.
Swim Practices: The coaches design swim practices to be challenging for swimmers of all levels and abilities. We write 3-5km practices with the idea that newer/weaker swimmers will start at their own comfort level (e.g., swim for 30 minutes or 1km total distance) and improve their endurance and stroke over the year with coaching and practice. Each practice has multiple pace/rest times and distance options to suit different swim speeds and abilities. We explain the swim set before each practice (swimming jargon can be confusing), please show up on the pool deck 5 minutes early.
Bike Practices: Helmets must be worn at all times. When riding with the group, make sure to be aware of other bikers nearby, and other road / trail users (e.g. cars, pedestrians, bikers). Communicate to avoid accidents and collisions. We generally ride on the road and Minneapolis-St. Paul bikeway system. Members generally train on road bikes and triathlon bikes.