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Triathletes Unite

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For anybody that has raced, wants to race or doesn't want to race but is still intrigued by it.

Here's a group for those with questions, answers or just random quips about racing on their bikes.

Feel free to ask questions, post upcoming race info, or tell us how awesome you did in your last race!

Discussion Forum

First triathlon this year... Do you recommend a wetsuit? 2 Replies

Started by Jasonk. Last reply by Lawrence Wong K Mar 15, 2010.

Team or no team? 3 Replies

Started by J. Last reply by Benny D Oct 28, 2008.

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Comment by yaj 7.4 on June 4, 2014 at 12:11pm

ITU World Triathlon Series June 27-29 needs volunteers. 

There are many positions to fill. We need your help to make this event spectacular! With over 700 volunteer positions available, there is a spot for everyone, including teams, schools, corporate groups, friends and family. With an all-star cast of ITU elite athletes, thousands of age-groupers and a bike course suited for fast racing, you will definitely want to be a part of the action.

There are many volunteer duties to sign up for -- either along the course or behind the scenes. Volunteers are needed to help assemble expo race bags; work the swim, bike and run courses and the transition area; support the elite athletes; and in many more areas. Even if you are racing this year, there are pre-race volunteer jobs. One could be perfect for you!  

If you have volunteered before you know that being a volunteer is the best way to see the action close up, celebrate community, and that you get far more out of the experience than you put into it

Those volunteering during the event will receive a special volunteer T-shirt, and refreshments.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Official Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Be part of an epic sporting event
  • Fulfill community service hours
  • Have a great time!

Sign up for a fun volunteer opportunity HERE. I'm volunteering for the swim exit.

The course looks pretty cool.  

Comment by dan brown on February 13, 2014 at 11:05am

kiefer is good; if you want cheap do a google search on 'grab bag swimsuits" basically you choose the style and size and they pick for you. you can save a TON and they are all top quality, not seconds, etc. usually overstock or last year's model or closeout.  YMMV

Comment by Bruce on February 13, 2014 at 10:51am

Hi Julie. One good place for swim gear is  Did you check REI?

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on February 13, 2014 at 10:32am
Anyone know where I can buy a 1 peice bathing suit for swimming this time of year?
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on April 12, 2013 at 4:18pm

FYI - 

From: Keri Schindler [
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:36 PM
To: Susan Katz
Subject: Dare2tri 3 day Paratriathlon Camp 2013





I am thrilled and excited to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd annual Dare2tri 3 day Paratriathlon Training Camp.  The camp will take place June 7-9, 2013 at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI.  All clinics are lead by USAT certified coaches, current and past Paralympians, national and international team members and coaches including Carlos Moleda and Patty Collins.  Clinics will include swimming (pool and open water), cycling/handcycling, running/wheelchair pushing, transition, nutrition, functional strength and more!!  The camp will conclude with a mini triathlon so you can put your new skills to the test!


Adaptive equipment can be provided for those athletes without their own.


Space at the camp is limited so please don't wait, sign up now!


You can find out more information and register for the camp using the link


Camp will start at 10 AM on Friday June, 7 and conclude by 1 PM on Sunday June, 9.  The cost of the camp is $310 which includes your food, lodging and camp registration fees.  Partial and full scholarships are available, please email Keri at prior to registering if you need a scholarship.

A generous grant has made it possible for us to offer full scholarships for any injured service member or wounded veteran.  If you qualify for this scholarship, please email me prior to registration for more information.


Thank you very much and we hope to see you at camp!  This will be a great opportunity to learn new skills, improve your skills and prepare yourself for the 2013 Triathlon season.



The dare2tri Team




Keri Schindler M.S.


Executive Director


Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on May 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

Anyone else doing the SheROX Naperville Tri on June 10th?  I just read that you have to pick up your packets in Naperville on June 9th.  Anyone want to carpool from the city?

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on May 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

Anyone else doing the SheROX Naperville Tri on June 10th?  I just read that you have to pick up your packets in Naperville on June 9th.  Anyone want to carpool from the city?

Comment by Dan on March 10, 2011 at 10:27am
To any newbies curious about triathlon. Get a Grip and the Chicago Tri Club are hosting a newbie bike clinic tonight March 10th at 6:30 p.m. This meeting also doubles as CTC's newbie kickoff meeting. Seasoned CTC members will be in attendance to answer any newbie questions.  You don't have to be a member to attend. More info at
Comment by yaj 7.4 on November 22, 2010 at 1:41pm
Hey Julie,
I'm just returning to training after a few months off. I bike with PWP and swim all winter. I don't start running again until early spring. My Olympic distance this year was 2:45, so this trainintg plan works for me.
I highly recommend the Danskin at Pleasant Prairie for a beginner's race - it's women only, well run, and a good course. It acts like a gateway drug to more and longer races. I sign up for races in January to keep me motivated all winter. Bangs Lake is my target for 2011's peak performance.
Comment by Jasonk on November 22, 2010 at 1:20pm
Tom - Yes, the heat was horrible... I was so focused and in the moment I really didn't notice the heat until the run. And yes, next year we can both be sub 3! The olympic distance can be my 'practice' for the Half. lol

Hey Julie! I will admit that for the past 3 months now (holy crap, it's been almost 3 months since the tri!)... I haven't done a frickin' single thing. Once the quarter is finished at school, I am BACK in the gym. This has been my first experience with it all, but prior to 'official' training, I was in the gym 3 days a week, doing weight training, running, and swimming each visit. I'll do that again through the winter, and I felt really strong going into the training season.
Obviously I'm going to point you to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago for training, just because their training program was amazing. We all got a FREE membership to an FFC of our choice (different groups met at different clubs in the AM or PM), and an amazing group of coaches from TriMonster ( who are totally passionate about the sport and are truly knowledgeable about nutrition, training, etc. TriMonster also provided those who weren't the strongest swimmers with a little extra help, but I know some people who had never swam before thought it wasn't enough. I would suggest getting private lessons for the swim. I did the South Short Tri, which is only about 500 people and many amateurs/beginners do this one as their first race. I had fun with it, even though I would complain it was disorganized this year, and at ~100 bucks for it... *shrugs* Enough of my babbling though - I'd suggest joining a group for the support or else another people or several who would be committed to doing it with you and training with you. You can definitely do it on your own, but I think it would be much more difficult to push yourself, get technique down, etc. Obviously it's all about practice, practice, practice!


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