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Need a challenge to stay motivated this off-season? Sign up for an indoor triathlon. The typical format is 60 minutes of racing: 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute indoor bike and 20-minute treadmill run, with variations depending on location and organizers. Can’t find an event near you? Create your own at the gym!
New York City; $50; Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 4 and 19, March 4
This Big Apple tri shop hosts five events around the city and the top finishers compete in a championship.
Life Time Fitness
Various U.S. locations; $25 for members, $30 for non-members; see website for dates.
The gym chain hosts outdoor events during the tri season and indoor races throughout the year. Lifetimefitness.com
Tolland, Conn.; $25 for members, $35 for non-members;
Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 11, April 15 and May 6
Every month the distance increases, ending with the final race—an 800-yd swim, 28-mile bike and 7-mile
Tri to Help
Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania; $40 individual, $90 team (early registration); Jan. 14, Feb. 12 and 25
This series raises money for Stroup Kids for Kids Epilepsy Foundation, and hopes to expand to 4–5 states next year.
Give It a Tri
Duncan, Okla.; $35 individual, $90 for team; Feb. 26
A 300-meter swim, 8-mile stationary bike and 3-mile run, with two race options for kids.
Seattle; $45; April 1
A slightly different format—15 min indoor swim, 30 min ride with your bike on a trainer, then a 2.97-mile run around Green Lake.