Water, like triathletes, is happiest when allowed to morph freely through three different phases: solid, liquid, and strawberry energy shake. Shape-shift into a more versatile athlete with today’s Groupon: for $94, you get two months of triathlon training from TriGirl Training (a $189.50 value). Workouts are held at West Creek Parkway, St. Christopher’s Track, and the Midlothian YMCA throughout the week.
Captained by two experienced, USA Triathlon-certified coaches, TriGirl Training ushers amateur and veteran triple-threat racers of all ages over the swim-bike-run finish line in an encouraging, all-female environment. Release goals into an open field then aggressively chase them down with four targeted group workouts a week and daily fitness regimens that are prescribed online and designed to be squeezed into already-dense schedules. Burgeoning bicyclists take advantage of various retailer discounts to deck themselves in the necessary peacock-feathered sweatbands and swimmers cash in on unlimited professional-coach access from educated trainers to answer nagging workout and nutrition questions.
Practical clinics in strength training, tire changing, and transitions boost prerace preparedness and tips from the team physical therapist keep joints from noisily tearing flag-sized strips off of white bed sheets. Though race entry fees are not included, TriGirl conveniently compiles a list of upcoming triathlon events. Beyond the boons of a stress-relieving, confidence-building activity, TriGirl also unites team members for philanthropic motivations, supporting the nonprofit ASK and its vision of improving the lives of children living with cancer by organizing special benefit nights.
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