When and where do you meet?
Tuesday night run workouts April through October:
Has varied depending on where we can get access, but is currently at Denver West High School – 10th & Elati
- Previous locations include:
- Lalo Delgado Track – 3201 West Arizona-
- Ruby Hill Park – 1505 West Jewell Avenue
Tuesday night run workouts November through March:
– Washington Park: Meet at the NW Corner of South High School parking lot.
In the summer we aim for Thursday night swim practices take place at Denver North High School, located at 2960 Speer Blvd (near Federal and Speer). In the winter it moves to Wednesday morning — same location.
BIKE RIDES AND BRICKS
Saturday morning bike rides and bricks April through October take place at various locations across the Front Range, from Sedalia to Boulder.
Workout locations are subject to change. Club members can view the location and work out details each week on the Member’s section of the RMTC website, under Training and Racing.
Do you have any club meetings?
Monthly club meetings typically take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except Dec-Feb) immediately following the track workout. The location of the meetings changes from month to month. Check the website for details.
Can I come to a workout if I’m not a member?
We do encourage individuals to register as a member prior to joining the club for a workout. This is for liability reasons. However, if you want to check things out first, email the officer team at email@example.com as requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Do I have to attend all the workouts if I join?
RMTC members are welcome to attend as many or as few of the workouts as they choose.
What level of workouts do you provide? How fast and how far do you go?
Club workouts cater to ALL LEVELS of athlete. Whether you are considering doing a triathlon for the first time or are used to placing on the podium at races, we have a workout and club members who are at your level. Run workouts range from approximately 3 miles to 6 miles, rides range from 20-80 miles and swims range from 2500 to 3500 yards.
Are there other beginners in the club?
Yes! RMTC members are athletes of all fitness abilities and levels ranging from first-timers to seasoned veterans to even a few professionals.
Do I have to be a USAT member to join the club?
No, you do not have to be a USAT member to join the Rocky Mountain Triathlon club.
What are the track workouts like?
The track workouts start with a warm-up of approximately 800 meters, followed by group stretching and plyometric drills. The workout is designed to increase speed and endurance usually consists of repeats around the track in varying intensities and distances, depending on the members’ level of fitness. Members can view the specifics of each workout under the Training and Racing section of the website each week.
What are the swim workouts like?
The swims are approximately 60-75 minutes long and range in distance and intensity depending on the members’ level of fitness. There are three different levels of swim workout offered each week ranging from approximately 2000 meters to 3500 meters. The workouts typically consist of a warm-up, drills and combination of endurance sets and sprints, followed by a cool-down. There are typically 5-10 people sharing a lane.
Can I learn to swim if I don’t already know how?
The swim workouts are designed for people who already have a basic level of swim skill and fitness. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and recommendations regarding individual swim instruction or lessons.
What are the bike workouts like?
Bike workouts vary for location and distances. For larger group rides, we will try to assign group leaders based on ability. Course maps are often provided at the start of each ride as well. It is your responsibility to bring your own water, nutrition, and tire repair kits (tubes and CO2 cartridges) for rides.
Can I find training partners for my workouts?
The RMTC Forums are great for this purpose. Post a message that you are planning a workout (ride/run/swim) and would like company.
In which races do RMTC members typically compete?
RMTC members race in a variety of triathlons, running races, duathlons, bike rides and aquathons here in Colorado each year, as well as a number of national and international races. There are several races in Colorado each season that are designated as club races, and RMTC members are encouraged to participate. The club races are posted on the RMTC website.
How do I gain access to the RMTC Google Group?
Anyone has access to content posted on the RMTC Forum by clicking on “Community”.
In addition to my membership fee, are there any other expenses I should be prepared to pay in order to participate with the club?
The RMTC membership fee does not include fees that may be required for entry to state parks, swimming pools, city rec centers, or open water swim locations (i.e. Gravel Pond).
How do I get my login and password?
Once you have registered and submitted payment for your RMTC membership, you will receive an email with your login and password. Once you log in to the RMTC website, you can reset your password.
How do I obtain the discounts offered by RMTC’s sponsors?
Once you are a registered member, you can log into the web site and click on the “Sponsors” link. You will find a list of the sponsors. More information can be found by clicking the “Claim Your Discounts” link at the left. In many cases, you will need to present your RMTC membership card when making your purchases.
Are there training plans for people who are training for Ironman races?
There are a number of RMTC members each year who train for Ironman triathlons. While there is not a club-wide training program that is designed specifically for these athletes, the coached workouts can be adjusted and/or lengthened to accommodate the training needs of these athletes. Additional information regarding individual coaching and training plans for Ironman training can be found under the “coaches” link.
Do you offer individual coaching?
RMTC does have coaches available for hire for private coaching. Please visit the “Coaches” section on the web site.