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To Find Out What You’re Really Made Of

The truth is, “People are capable of so much    more than they think.”


To Be a Role Model

“I ‘tri’ to teach myself—what we’re all capable of.”


For the Triumphant Finish

“You feel a lot of different sensory experiences during a race—wind, water, sun, dirt, cold, heat, pain—and they all add up to the triumph of crossing the finish line. It’s an adventure that covers a lot of ground and puts your body through its paces, yet takes less than a day and is wholly satisfying.”


To Surprise Yourself

In triathlon, “You always find new boundaries to push, and you discover you’re stronger than you thought.”


To Push Boundaries

“I race to see how far I can push myself, whether it’s for a better time or to see if I can complete a harder race.”


To Satisfy Your Type-A Personality

“I LOVE to plan things, so putting together a training calendar is super fun for me.

“Also, if I don’t set a goal for myself, and put something on the calendar, I will be a lazy bum.”


For the Variety

“Training for three sports is so much more interesting than just training for one.”


To Expand Your Comfort Zone

“Pushing my physical limits teaches me to be comfortable being uncomfortable…in training and life.”


To Meet New People

Triathletes are motivated people. They are always up for a swim, a ride or an adventure. Open up your circle of friends and see what you find.


Bragging Rights

Some people want to cross it off their bucket list, others have something to prove: Whatever your motivation is, it feels really good to say, “Yeah, I’ve done a triathlon.”

  • Source – Active Insider April 4, 2013

The Eau Claire YMCA has programs to help you complete your first Triathlon or improve on previous times.

Triathlon Swim Programs

M, W, F – 6:00-7:00 am         Full

M, W, F – 5:00-6:00 pm

Tu, Th – 8:30-9:30 pm

Triahlon Resistance Training

M, W 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Run for your life

Th 5:15-6:45 pm

TRX Cycle

Tu 12:05-1:00 pm

Sat 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Yoga for Runners

M 7:40-8:40 pm

Visit Member Services for more information and to register today!