February 25, 2009

And Speaking of Triathlons, Why Not Try-A-Tri?

If you've been been reading Anne's Training Journal entries and have been saying to yourself, "I should do a triathlon!" I have good news. I spent last Saturday at the Adventures in Travel Expo in DC and met Jan Scanlon of FalconTravel who introduced me to the Carino Health Spa Triathlon on Nevis (an island southeast of Puerto Rico in the West Indies). Other than the fact that this triathlon will happen in the sunny Caribbean on March 15, the best reason to sign up is the Try-A-Tri.

The Nevis triathlon offers challenges for the most athletic among us -- Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run) and Sprint Distance ( 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) -- but it also offers the nubies a shot. The Try-A-Tri has you swimming 250m, biking 10k and running 3km. If you'd rather swim than bike, you're in luck again. If you find two friends, you can register as a relay team and have to complete only one of the three elements (this may only apply to the longer races, however).

The entry fees vary depending on race level but include a pre-race pasta party, post-race party, finish line food, T-shirt and finisher's medal.

What happens if enter and do miserably? YOU'RE STILL ON A CARIBBEAN ISLAND! In short, you can't lose!

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