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Tri Contest Rules & FAQ

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.

WIN AN IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SLOT TO KAILUA-KONA

Not close to a Life Time club? You can still participate! From November 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015, anyone who registers for a 2015 IRONMAN or Life Time event and fills out the Commit to Tri form will be eligible to win one slot to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Commit to Tri: Life Time Tri Series Giveaway

Register for Life Time’s Indoor Triathlon Hour, powered by Life Time and Ironman, hosted during Commitment Day Festival on January 4 and you’ll be eligible to win one of five (5) slots to a 2015 Life Time Tri Series Race. Click here to find the closest Life Time club and register today. During registration, you’ll be asked which event/s you would like to win an entry for.

Commit to Tri: Win a slot to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun

Register for Life Time’s Indoor Triathlon Hour, powered by Life Time and Ironman, hosted during Commitment Day Festival on January 4 and you’ll be eligible to win one of three (3) slots to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. Answer the question “What does triathlon mean to you?” in less than 500 words and send it to ltathleticevents@lifetimefitness.com to enter the essay contest before January 4, 2015.

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? 

All bikes in he 2015 Indoor Tri events will have a power console that can accurately track distance, speed and power.  The distance shown on the power console after the 30 minute cycle portion will be captured by an event volunteer.

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. 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!

5. 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.

6. 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!

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. What is the incline on the treadmill?

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

10. 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.

11. When and where will results be posted?

Results will be posted following the conclusion of the event here

12. 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. 

13. Can my child participate with me?

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