Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon

Flatirons, Parker

 

The indoor triathlon is based on time rather than distance — meaning you receive points for going further in a specific period of time, not going faster over a fixed distance. The total event lasts for 75 minutes, consisting of:

  • Swim: 10 minutes in the pool
  • Transition 1: 10-minutes (move from the pool to cycle studio)
  • Bike: 30 minutes on an indoor bike
  • Transition 2: 5-minutes  (move from the cycle studio to treadmills)
  • Run: 20 minutes on a treadmill

New in 2019: Indoor Triathlon Relay Division!
Not quite ready to do it all? Grab your friends and form an Indoor Tri Relay Team!  What better way to get involved, have a great workout while cheering on your teammates to victory! The cumulative distance covered by your swimmer (10 min. swim), cyclist (30 min. bike)  and runner (20 min run) will rank your team in the new Relay Division.  Creative team names are highly encouraged!

 

Event details and registration here

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri

Centennial, Colorado Springs, Westminster

 

The indoor triathlon is based on time rather than distance — meaning you receive points for going further in a specific period of time, not going faster over a fixed distance. The total event lasts for 75 minutes, consisting of:

  • Swim: 10 minutes in the pool
  • Transition 1: 10-minutes (move from the pool to cycle studio)
  • Bike: 30 minutes on an indoor bike
  • Transition 2: 5-minutes  (move from the cycle studio to treadmills)
  • Run: 20 minutes on a treadmill

New in 2019: Indoor Triathlon Relay Division!
Not quite ready to do it all? Grab your friends and form an Indoor Tri Relay Team!  What better way to get involved, have a great workout while cheering on your teammates to victory! The cumulative distance covered by your swimmer (10 min. swim), cyclist (30 min. bike)  and runner (20 min run) will rank your team in the new Relay Division.  Creative team names are highly encouraged!

 

Event details and registration here

Weekend Preview: Weekend Fun

Triathlon Events

Friday Jan 19th

 

IRONMAN Boulder Bike Course Reveal Party

Boulder

 

Join IM Boulder Race Directors Tim and DC for the unveiling of the 2018 IM Boulder bike course.  This new course will be exciting, challenging and fast.  If you can’t make it, be sure to check it out FB live on both the IRONMAN Boulder and 303Triathlon pages.


Saturday Jan 20th

 

Polar Bear Plunge & Run

Ft. Collins


Sunday Jan 21st

 

LifeTime Fitness Indoor Triathlon

Parker-Aurora and Westminster



Cycling Events

Saturday Jan 20th

 

Amy D. Foundation 2017 Celebration & 2018 Kick-Off

Louisville

Life Time Indoor Tri

Parker-Aurora

Westminster

 

Life Time Tri’s mission is to inspire athletes of all athletic abilities to consider and commit to triathlon in 2018. We believe triathlon to be the ultimate gateway to a Healthy Way of Life, and cordially invite you into the sport’s perfect launch pad:

On January 21, Life Time Indoor Tri returns by popular demand to more than 40 locations. These club-based events offer inspirationally-charged, safe and simulated environment for athletes of all fitness levels. More than 6,000 athletes completed these events in 2017 alone, more than half of whom had zero previous experience.

Upon becoming an indoor triathlete, it’s our hope to inspire finishers to consider participating in one of our outdoor Life Time Tri Series races, featuring: Super Sprint, Sprint and International distances.

Regardless of history, athleticism or goals, our Life Time Tri team is here to support your journey and celebrate your accomplishments along the way. We hope to see you soon!

 

Event details and Registration here

 

Westminster location

397 West 148th Ave
Westminster, CO 80020

 

Parker-Aurora location

5000 E Dry Creek Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

The Race Across The Sky: A Broad’s Guide to Why

by Lisa Ingarfield
From The Broadview

Trail running, for those of you who have not tried it, can be as challenging as it is beautiful. We are spoiled in Colorado with thousands of trails to choose from. The options cater to every level of runner (and walker) and every need, from easy, wide trails through meadows to rocky, technical climbs ascending several thousand feet. Run, walk, or hike. Whatever your skill level, Colorado’s foothills and mountains have something for you.

One of the world’s most famous trail races is right here on our doorstep: the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100). Yes, you read it correctly. One hundred miles out and back including two trips over Hope Pass (12,600 ft) just outside of Twin Lakes. The “race across the sky” is in its 35th year, and its 2017 roster boasts over 600* eager trail runners and ultra-marathoners (an ultra-marathon is any distance over 26.2 miles).

The Leadville 100 Trail Race began in 1983 in response to the closure of Leadville’s major employer, the Climax Mine. The closure of the mine was devastating for Leadville’s economy, 3,200 people lost their jobs. Overnight, Leadville became the town with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Cue Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin. Chlouber, an avid marathon runner and local miner, developed the idea for a 100 mile race through the Rocky Mountains that would bring revenue to Leadville. The race traverses mountainous terrain, with a whopping 18,168 feet of elevation gain over the 100 miles.
Women at Leadville

Chlouber asked Maupin to be race director (blazing a trail as only one of a few women ultra-marathon race directors in the 80s!) and in late summer 1983, the town held the first Leadville Trail 100 race. There were 45 starters, including one woman (Teri Gerber). Ten runners finished that race, but sadly Gerber, the lone woman adventurer was not one of them. She didn’t give up, however, and, returned in 1984 to finish.

In 1994, ultra-marathon runner, Ann Trason set the women’s course record at 18:06:24, a 23 year old record in tact today. According to Maupin, the Leadville 100 has a great history of incredibly strong, courageous, and smart women. Maupin shared the story of her friend Maureen Garty, who has since passed away. Garty had never run a race longer than a marathon and in 1986 raced the LT100. She was fifth overall and took the win for the women in 22:45:01.

In 2016, the race included 340 official finishers, 65 of whom were women. While numbers of women participating in the race has steadily increased over time, with a jump of about thirty-five percent in 2014, according to Maupin, the numbers of women participating is still fairly low compared to men. Despite the lower numbers of women competing in the race, Maupin points out women’s finishing percentages have always been higher than the men’s.

Maupin’s heart is in this race, and while she and Chlouber have since sold the race series to Lifetime Fitness, she is still involved and still encourages women to participate. When asked why women should consider entering this race, Maupin shares: “Finishing is life changing … once you’ve crossed that finish line… you are better than you think you are, and you can do better than you think you can. Do away with those limits that you have placed on yourself. Doing this race, finishing it, not quitting, extends to every corner of your life.”

Laurie Nakauchi racing Leadville in 2014

The Running Broad’s View of the LT100

One of those incredibly strong, courageous, and smart (Denver) broads Maupin speaks of is Laurie Nakauchi. Nakauchi has completed the LT100 11 times–yep, you read that right–and will be toeing the line again this August. She is chasing the mantle of most LT100s completed by a woman, a record currently held by Marge Hickman with 14 completed races. Hickman is also racing again this year and puts the lid on any kind of ageism – she is in her 60s and still taking names (#badass).

Nakauchi started racing the LT100 over twenty years ago when there were very few women participating and she encourages women to pick up trail running, especially ultras. She sees women’s ultra-running as a massive untapped market. “Women do a lot” she says, but “if a woman takes this [race] on, they are going to finish.” She echoes Maupin’s assertion that women, overall, have a higher percentage finish rate over men.

Junko Kazukawa, another badass broad, ultra-running coach, and long-time LT100 runner, will be racing this year as well, marking her seventh race. Kazukawa, like Nakauchi, is an accomplished trail and ultra-runner. In 2014 and 2015, Kazukawa completed the Leadwoman series, which involves finishing the Leadville marathon, Silver Rush 50 mile bike or run, LT100 mountain bike race, LT100 run, and the Leadville 10K. Just to solidify her badassery in case you weren’t already convinced, in 2015 she also completed the Grand Slam of 100 mile races (Western States, Vermont, LT100, and Wasatch) and then in 2016 completed the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a 103 mile race, replete with over 30,500 feet of elevation gain, around Mont Blanc in the Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland. Oh, and Kazukawa is also a two-time breast cancer survivor. For Kazukawa, she knows her body and knows what she is capable of doing. She keeps upping the ante each year, because “why not?” I kind of agree. There’s always a reason not to do something, but equally, there is always a reason to try.

Junko Kazukawa finishing the UTMB in 2016

For the women reading this article who have considered entering the lottery to secure a place in the LT100, Maupin’s, Nakauchi’s and Kazakawa’s perspective comes down to three words: go for it. …

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Life Time Indoor Triathlon

Sunday Jan 8th

Centennial, Colorado Springs, Parker-Aurora, Westminster

 

The Fastest Hour of Your Life!

Become a triathlete in 60 minutes. One hour, then BAM, you’re a triathlete. It will happen so fast you won’t know what hit you. The Life Time Indoor Triathlon is a fun challenge that appeals to everyone — from seasoned triathletes to first-timers — because you set your own pace. And all the action takes place in one convenient, weatherproof location — your local Life Time club.

Here’s how this one-hour race against the clock breaks down:

  • 10-minute swim in the lap pool
  • 30-minute bike ride in the Cycle Studio
  • 20-minute run on the treadmill

Performance is measured by distance covered in each of the three legs. The more distance you cover, the higher your score. Transition times are fixed at 10 minutes between the swim and bike and 5 minutes between bike and run. This is to ensure safe and courteous movement through the club.

You will start in waves of 10 people every 20 minutes. Race with your friends, family or colleagues — time to catch up socially and physically!

All participants will receive a Life Time Indoor Tri participant T-shirt, race bib, and swim cap. To participate, you must be 12 years of age or older.

 

Event Details Here

Without Limits Productions Acquires Boulder Peak Triathlon

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Without Limits Productions has acquired the Boulder Peak Triathlon from LTF Triathlon Series, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company. Life Time will remain a presenting-level sponsor and is excited to continue to be a part of the event scheduled for July 9, 2017. Those currently registered for the 2017 Boulder Peak Triathlon need not take any additional action. General registration will open to the public on December 15th, 2016

 

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“Back in 1999 as a junior elite triathlete living in Connecticut it was the Boulder Peak Triathlon that initially drew my attention to Colorado as a triathlon mecca!  18 years later it’s an honor to be passed the torch to the race that has been a cornerstone of so many athlete’s careers, from new triathletes trying to finish their first ever Olympic distance race to top level professional like Craig Alexander and Cameron Dye competing in their own back yard!  For 2017 you will see the same local passion and attention to detail experienced at every Without Limits event, but with some very special twists to be announced shortly.  Professional races get ready for a turn of the pro race with a $25,000 prize purse!  More info will be announced shortly with registration opening soon.” – Lance Panigutti, owner and race director of Without Limits Productions

 

 

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“We know and trust the Without Limits team, experts in the local endurance scene, to continue the Boulder Peak Triathlon and we’re confident in the synergies they’ll provide with respect to their many other successful events. In 2017, Life Time Tri will be streamlining its operations and focusing on our larger, more iconic triathlon events, namely those in top tier municipalities.” –Scott Hutmacher of Life Time

 

 

ABOUT WITHOUT LIMITS PRODUCTIONS

Without Limits Productions was founded in 2007 with a simple goal in mind: to produce the type of events that our Without Limits Crew desires for themselves. Affordability and a laid back atmosphere for beginners to elites is the core of each and every production.  When you sign up for an event we want you to know that every last details is taken care of, you just need to focus on getting to the finish line with a smile.

 

Some athletes are trying to reach their first finish line, some are trying a new sport out like XTERRA or cyclocross, and some are racing for the podium and new personal record, whichever category you fall into we have a race to suit your needs.

 

For more information please visit www.WITHOUTLIMITS.co

 

ABOUT LIFE TIMESM, THE HEALTHY WAY OF LIFE COMPANY

 

Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of December 2016, the company operates 122 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com and www.lifetimetri.com.