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Average Joe's Triathlon
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Friday, January 15, 2021

You can do a Triathlon, just at an Average Joe’s pace! Our Average Joe's Triathlon returns in 2021 with new "land-based" swimming options so you can complete the challenge from the comfort of home. Swim, bike, and run/walk to complete all three events in six weeks, February 1 through March 14. Everyone who finishes the race receives a hoodie.

After you register, use the Goal Center of our YGWC app (for iOS or Android) to set a weekly distance goal and track your progress. Submit your completed printed activity log by March 15 to receive a sweatshirt.

Ages 12 & up: $25/Member, $30/Program Participant.

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CATEGORIES

ADULTS (18 & up)

• Swim 2.4 miles
• Bike 112 miles
• Run/Walk 26.2 miles

TEAMS (2 or more people)

• Swim 2.4 miles
• Bike 112 miles
• Run/Walk 26.2 miles

YOUTH (12 & up) 

• Swim 1 mile
• Bike 78 miles
• Run/Walk 19 miles


Distance & Conversions

SWIM 

ADULTS & TEAMS

2.4 miles (85 laps = 4,250 yards) (77 laps = 3,850 meters)

YOUTH  

1 mile (36 laps = 1,800 yards) (32 laps = 1,600 meters)

One lap (down and back) is 50 meters or yards, depending on the pool. One lap in the Current Pool is 25 yards.


Water Exercise Class

1 class = .33 miles (581 yards | 531 meters)

  • AOA Water Exercise
  • Aqua Fit
  • Aqua HIIT
  • Aqua Walking 
  • Aqua ZUMBA®
  • Deep Water Exercise

Group Exercise Schedules

BIKE 

ADULTS & TEAMS

112 miles (180.2 km)            

YOUTH

78 miles (125.2 km)

Recumbent bikes measure in kilometers (1 km = .6213 miles). The bikes in our Cycling Studio track distance and your mileage is also recorded in Performance IQ. Outdoor biking also counts. 

Cycling Schedules

RUN/WALK 

ADULTS & TEAMS

26.2 miles

YOUTH

19 miles

Outdoor walking/running counts, as does any Elliptical or ArcTrainer located in our Fitness Center.


Group Exercise Class

1 class = 3 miles

  • Advanced Circuit
  • Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 
  • Boomer Boot Camp
  • Boot Camp 
  • Cardio Mix
  • SilverSneakers®
  • TRX® Power Circuits
  • ZUMBA®
  • ZUMBA GOLD®

Group Exercise Schedules

Land-Based Swimming Options

Go the distance VIRTUALLY with SWIM @ HOME cardio workouts! 

Land-based Cardio Exercise

1 hour = .33 miles (581 yards | 531 meters)

Land-based Circuits 

1 circuit (approx. 2 minutes) = 1 lap (50 yards | 50 meters)

  • 10 Leg Swings (frontal & lateral)
  • 10 Squats or Lunges
  • 30 seconds of Flutter Kicks on your back
  • 10 sliding Floor Pull-ups
  • 30 seconds of Mountain Climbers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  Who can participate?

Anyone ages 12 & up can participate. While joining the challenge doesn't grant non-members access to Y facilities and classes, the challenge can be completed outdoors or at home (see SWIM @ HOME options). Members 12-15 years old must complete the Teen Fitness Orientation in order to use the Fitness Center. 

  How many triathlons can I complete?

You may complete as many triathlons as you’d like in the 6 weeks; however, you may only register for one and you only receive one prize for completion.

  How do I track my miles?

To receive your prize for completing the triathlon, miles need to be entered on your activity log sheet. But, you can use the Goal Center of our YGWC app (iOS or Android) to set a weekly distance goal and track your progress.  

  • Open the Goal Center
    Click CREATE GOAL. 
     
  • Pick your goal Type
    Distance
     
  • Set your Target
    Decide your goal for the week.
     
  • Select the number of weeks
    Choose 1 week for a weekly goal.
     
  • Name Your Goal 
    Click CREATE and you’re on your way!
  Where are the log sheets? How do I fill them out?

For Y  members, your log sheet will be filed under your last name in the log sheet binder at the front desk. Simply track whatever miles you complete within the 6 weeks. Once you’ve finished all of your distances, check the box next to the TOTAL line at the bottom of your log sheet.

If you're completing the triathlon virtually, you can download your activity log, print it out, and use it to track your progress. Just remember to turn in your completed log sheet to the Welcome Desk at the Y by Sunday, March 14.

Download Activity Log

  Do the miles I swim/bike/run outside the Y count?

Yes! The Average Joe's Triathlon operates on the honor system.

  What should I do if the pool is always busy?

It’s okay to ask a swimmer to share their lane and lifeguards are available to assist, if needed. Also, check our pool schedule so you know when open swim times and classes are offered.

  I don’t like to swim. Can I skip it?

No, you must complete the swim, bike, and run/walk challenges. If you don’t like to swim, find a team member to join you and they can take the swimming distance. You may also substitute water exercise classes, land-based cardio exercise, or land-based circuits for the laps.

  I’m part of a team, but one of my team members hasn’t logged anything. Will they get a sweatshirt?

Ideally, only contributing participants receive a sweatshirt. However, that’s up to you. We will order sweatshirts for completed log sheets, so if your team member is on the log sheet, they’ll receive one.

  May I switch my sweatshirt size?

No. The size selected at the time of registration will be the size ordered for you, so substitutions are not allowed. Make sure you pick the right size by looking at our sample sweatshirts when you register.

  When will the sweatshirts arrive?

Shirts will be ordered at the start of the challenge so that they will be ready for you once you’ve finished. When you’ve completed the triathlon, we’ll email you to let you know when your sweatshirt is ready to be picked-up.


 

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