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FAQ & Rules

Welcome to the Indoor Tri! This page is designed to answer all your questions about the event. Click the "Rules and Guidelines" document to the right or scroll through the questions below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of bikes do we use?

All participants will use the spin bikes located in the spin studio. Bikes for the event will be set in two rows near the front of the studio.

2. How do you track distance on the spin bikes? 

If the spin bikes do not have a permanent computer to measure distance, a temporary computer will be installed on each bike. The temporary computer will measure distance but not cadence.

3. What is the resistance like on the spin bike?

Each participant will be able to set their own resistance at a level that is comfortable for their ability.  Keep in mind, injuries can occur if you spin too fast so we recommend each participant set the tension at a level that is safe and comfortable based on their cycle experience. 

4. I checked the results and some athletes could beat Lance Armstrong with the distance they biked in 30 minutes! How can that be?

The distance you will cover in 30 minutes indoors does not correlate to outdoor distances. The flywheel size on the bike computers is left at the factory setting to avoid confusion, so you will travel much farther indoors than out!

5. How do you count laps in the pool?

We measure your swim distance in lengths, not laps. Each time you touch the wall counts as one length. Volunteers will be at each lane counting for you — all you have to do is swim!

6. Do I have to swim a certain stroke?

No, you can swim any stroke you like, including dog paddle, side stroke, elementary backstroke, etc. Whatever keeps you moving in the water.

7. What if I need a break during the swim?

You may rest on the walls, hold onto the lane line or stand on the bottom of the pool to rest. You may stop and rest for as long as you like, but keep in mind the clock is ticking!

8. Can I wear a life jacket or use a snorkel during the swim? 

No. We do not allow any flotation devices or snorkels/fins to be used during the swim.

9. Will there be a place to change out of my swimsuit before the bike?

The locker rooms will serve as your transition area. You will have 10 minutes to change out of your suit, into your biking and running gear. This goes by much faster than you think, so keep moving. You should bring your running stuff with you to the spin studio as you will not have time to go back to the locker room after the cycle portion. If you are not a Life Time member, we will provide you with a locker key for use during the event.

10. What is the incline on the treadmill?

You may leave the incline at zero on the treadmill or any higher setting that you prefer. 

11. Can I use a personal music player during the bike and run?

Absolutely. Headphones are allowed for the bike and run (and for those of you techies with the waterproof iPod, you may use them in the pool as well). Keep in mind we will have music playing overhead in the cycle studio.

12. When and where will results be posted?

Results will be posted following the conclusion of the event here

13. How are the points calculated?

Total available points are based on the total number of participants in the event. For this example, let's say there are 100 people in event. The athlete who swam the farthest in the pool receives 100 points. The second farthest swim receives 99 points and so on. Same for the bike and run. The three scores for each participant are totaled for an overall score. 

14. Can my child participate with me?

Children must be 12 years of age or older to participate in the Indoor Tri.