Are There Fun Virginia MultiSport Races That Don't Require Lots Of Running ?
Running in the pool, as is Doug Landau’s practice on Mondays after races in order to “recover” and loosen up for another hard week of training, he was asked about multisport events for those who find long distance running difficult. Ever the optimist, lawyer Landau replied, “Sure ! There are lots of events for those looking for fun ways to expand their fitness horizons here in the Commonwealth.” Here are some suggestions:
The Virginia Triathlon Series has AquaVelo events, including the Colonial Beach event July 13th, which the Landaus will take part in after racing in the Sprint Triathlon the day before! Injury and Disability lawyer Landau also hopes to participate in the Williamsburg area “Grand Fondo” bike ride June 8th, after completing the Jamestown Olympic Triathlon the day before.
The wonderful folks at “TriItNow” have beginners’ events in nearby Manassas. The Prince William County campus of George Mason University is an excellent venue for weekend multisport events. You can even shower, enjoy the hot tub and not go home sweaty and cold. Ina Nenninger is an experienced coach, race director and triathlon enthusiast. There are several events this summer that do not require any running ! Check out their Summer Super Sprint Triathlons at The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, Manassas, Virginia at the George Mason University. For details, go to the TriItNow web site.
As a third option, the Richmond MultiSports group, lead by the wonderful and talented Laurie Mehler, has several AquaVelo events in addition to their extremely popular Triathlons. Check out their web site if you want to participate in fun events at unique venues in the area of the state capitol.