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Ivy Rehab And The Linden First Try

Ivy Rehab is pleased to sponsor the First Try Triathlon held on June 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Byrum Lake’s Clover Beach.  The First Try Triathalon is a scaled down version of a full triathalon.  The physical therapists at Ivy will be sending out exercise information to help you train successfully for the First Try event.

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First Try Triathlon – 2018

300 yd Swim, 9.1 mi Bike, and 2 mi Run 
 
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Welcome to the 8th annual FirstTry Triathlon, a triathlon designed specifically for first timers. 
 
If you are not a first time triathlete please sign up for the FastTry (includes age group awards), which is the competitive version of the FirstTry.  
Note:  The FirstTry has no age group awards but everyone gets a very cool medal.
 
The distance is what we call a Super Sprint (shorter than a sprint). 
 
The concept of the FirstTry is to offer a race that gives you the experience and fun of racing in a “real” triathlon without the intimidation factor. 
 
Let’s start by addressing many of the fears that first timers have:  
“I will drown” – The swim is a 150 yards out and 150 yards back, so if you can swim the distance of three football fields you can cover the distance. Freestyle, doggy paddle, whatever is comfortable! You will start in waves, or small groups, which will allow us to put enough people in the water with you to give you the feeling of what the triathlon swim is about, without the fear of someone swimming over your back.  There will be a “course talk” at the beginning of the race to answer your questions.  There will be a regatta of lifeguards and kayaks if you decide you need a rest.
“I don’t have a clue what to do in a…what is it called again, Transition”? – Transition will be staffed with “coaches” who will help you set up and answer your questions about what to do in transition.  They can point you in the right direction and discretely help you (note: don’t get naked in transition). Transitions will also be taught during our clinic series which you can sign up for when you register for the race.
“I will get lost or crash on the bike” – The bike course is only 9 miles long and is mostly pancake flat with some small hills. There are only four turns and the course will be heavily marshaled so you will know what to do.
“I can’t run” – The 2 mi run course is an “out and back” on the bike trail in Linden County Park.  You will run and/or walk one mile, turn around, and head back to finish your first real triathlon.
“I will be last” – You won’t be last.  We have someone officially assigned to be last.  This person is designated at the ‘lantern rouge’, or the red lantern.

Byram Lake’s Clover Beach
Linden Country Park
15349 S. Linden Road
Linden, MI 48451

Course Description
Swim – Easy 300 yard out-and-back swim in Byram Lake.  The water temperature will be between 75 and 80 degrees F.  WARM, COMFORTABLE, SAFE.  Athletes who feel uncomfortable swimming may request the services from any of the number of kayaks that will be lining the course.

Bike – 9.1 mile loop starting from the transition area located at the beach parking lot at Linden County Park.  The bike course will head north on Linden Rd (Bridge St), go though town, and turn right on Rolston Rd toward Jennings Rd.  You will then turn left (North) on Jennings Rd and head to Lahring Rd.  At Lahring Rd you will turn left (West) and continue on Lahring Rd to Linden Rd.  You’ll make a final left turn (South) Linden Rd, go past Rolson Rd, through town, and back to Linden County Park to the transition area.

Run – 2 miles out and back from the transition area onto the bike path, toward the turn around at soccer fields.

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