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Try, Try, Tri!
Swim, Bike and Run with Kennebec Valley Coaching
Kennebec Valley Coaching is thrilled to announce Try, Try, Tri...
Summer 2016 Triathlon Training
















Who?
This training group is designed for anyone who wants to train for, and compete in a triathlon. If this is your first tri, or your fifteenth tri, this group is for you. The workouts will be adaptable to every fitness level--beginner to advanced. Whether your goal is to finish the race or to set a new PR, we've got you covered. This group is appropriate for fresh newbies, and for experienced triathletes who want to sharpen up a specific event. Are you an Ironman with swim anxiety? Are you an Olympic Tri Guy who falls apart every time the run comes around? Are you kinda scared of it all? We've gotcha.

In order to sign up, you have to be able to swim the length of a pool using a freestyle stroke and be comfortable in water above their head, run about a mile (you can lay down and heave for air afterwards, we don't mind), know how to ride a bike, and have a bike to use. Please know that any bike will do! There's NO need for a fancy road or tri bike--you can even borrow your mother's 3-speed with the springy seat and the basket.

If you're under 15, you'll have to talk one of your parents into signing up for the group, too (which is totally fine, because your mom will rock a wetsuit like she was born wearing it).


What?
This is a 10-week or 14-week training group. You'll work under the direction of KVC to train for The Lake George Sprint Triathlon in mid September. The actual race will consist of a quarter mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 3.5 mile run. Registration for the race is handled separately and independently through the triathlon race website.

You'll get weekly swim, bike and run coaching in a group setting. 


When?
This group will kick off on Monday June 6th (14 weekers), and again on Monday July 11th (10 weekers). During the week, you'll have the opportunity to join in on any or all of the following groups:

MONDAY
6am Indoor Cycling (spin bike or trainer)
Evening swim at Maranacook Lake

TUESDAY
5pm Ride, Run, Sweat, Burn Group (spin bike or trainer or outdoor intervals)

WEDNESDAY
11am Indoor Cycling (spin bike or trainer)

SATURDAY
7am Track & Trail Running Group


Where?
We mostly meet at the Kennebec Valley Coaching Studio. Our Saturday morning runs vary in location, and our Monday evening swim always meets at Maranacook Lake.


Why?
There are SO many reasons to join a training group! Training with a group helps you stay motivated and working under a coach who's an experienced triathlete will help you train efficiently and effectively. Plus, will laugh until your abs fall off. Why go it alone when you can train at KVC?


How Much?
Get ready to fall out of your chair...because this class is a slammin' deal. 

14-Week Class
If you sign up by May 31st, it's only $159 to train with KVC week for 14 weeks! That's $3 and some change per class...less than a grande drink from Starbucks! After June 1st, the price jumps up to $179.

10-Week Class
If you sign up by June 30th, it's only $139 to train three times a week for 10 weeks! After July 1st, the price jumps up to $159.

Swim Only
To register for swim and swim alone, it's $89 for 14 weeks, $75 for 10 weeks, or $49 for a 5 swim punch card.


To register now and pay by cash or check, please email us at kennebecvalleycoaching@gmail.com.

To use a credit or debit card, you can register at active.com. If you don't love either of those options, email kennebecvalleycoaching@gmail.com to make paypal arrangements.


Other Stuff.
Wet Suits
The water's cold in Maine, so you'll probably want a wet suit for the open water swimming. You can borrow one from a friend, go to a store like Play it Again Sports, scour Craigslist, or get a whale of a deal on eBay.

Nerves
Trying something new or joining up with a new group of people can be a nerve-wracking thing. Please, please, please know that Kennebec Valley Coaching is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, non-intimidating training environment.  Do we push hard? Sure. But we push you within your own ability level. There's no such thing as being to big, small, tall, short, fast, or slow for Kennebec Valley Coaching. Who ever you are, you'll be surprised by what you can do with some guidance and coaching, and more than that, you'll be so stinkin' proud when you cross that finish line!

Safety and Risk
All physical activity comes with some degree of risk--especially with swimming and biking. We'll do everything we possibly can to keep you safe and out of harm's way, but ultimately, your safety is your responsibility. Your equipment must be safe and functional, helmets are definitely required, and most of all, you have to work within your ability level. If you're not confident enough to ride with clipless pedals, don't use them. If you're not sure about swimming in water that's over your head, don't do it. All participants will be required to fill our liability waivers to participate in class.

Questions
If you have questions, you can email kennebecvalleycoaching@gmail.com.