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2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Southern Indiana Triathlon Team's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
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    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Southern Indiana Triathlon Team at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Southern Indiana Triathlon Team's web site are provided "as is". Southern Indiana Triathlon Team makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Southern Indiana Triathlon Team does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Southern Indiana Triathlon Team or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Southern Indiana Triathlon Team's Internet site, even if Southern Indiana Triathlon Team or a Southern Indiana Triathlon Team authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Southern Indiana Triathlon Team's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Southern Indiana Triathlon Team does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Southern Indiana Triathlon Team may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Southern Indiana Triathlon Team does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Southern Indiana Triathlon Team has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Southern Indiana Triathlon Team of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Southern Indiana Triathlon Team may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Southern Indiana Triathlon Team's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

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Race Checklist

Swim

Wetsuit
Goggles
Spare Goggles
Defogger
Wetsuit Lube
Race Cap
Neoprene Cap
Neoprene Booties
Nose Plugs
Ear Plugs
SwimSafe
Other (Swim):

Bike

Bike
Helmet
Water Bottles
Cycling Shoes
Cycling Shorts
Cycling Shirt
Sunglasses
Cycling Gloves
Socks
Bento Box
Butt'r/Assos etc.
Arm Warmers
Cyclocomputer
C02 Inflator
C02 Cartidges
Floor Pump
Shock Pump
Spare Tube(s)
Tools
Tire Levers
Patch Kit
Other (Bike):

Run

Running Shoes
Hat
Sunglasses
Socks
FuelBelt
Water Bottle
Other (Run):

General

Tri Suit
Number Belt
Number Bib
Chip Strap
Watch
Heart Rate Monitor
Chest Strap
Photo ID
USAT card
Cash
Sharpie
Sports Bra
Reg. Confirmation
Cell Phone
Towel
Sunscreen
Rain Gear
Post Race Clothing
HeadLamp/Flashlight
Camera
Other (General):

Travel

Directions to Race
Flight Information
Hotel Information
Car Information
Hydration
Other (Travel):

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Getting Started

So You Want To Do A Triathlon

Maybe you have some friends who have done their first triathlon and they told you how cool it is.

Maybe you have heard that triathlons are one of the fastest growing participation sports in the county.

Maybe you have been running or biking or swimming for years and want to try to put it together with some other sports.

Maybe you want the fitness that comes from practicing three sports which when combined, exercise almost every muscle group in your body.

Whatever your reason, welcome to the multi-sport lifestyle. Welcome to the world of triathlons.

But you don't know where to start. What is your first step?  That all depends on where you are now.  If you are not currently actively doing any of the three sports you will have to learn how to do all three sports. On the other hand, maybe you are an expert at all three sports.  You still have things to learn – things like how to go from climbing out of the water and getting onto a bike as quickly as possible. Or how to fuel and hydrate yourself for a long event in which you are going non-stop for anywhere from ninety minutes to 17 hours. Even if you know all of that, you will want to learn it all better.  Everybody has something to learn.

Step One has to be to connect with people and resources that can help. The good news is that you are on a web site that exists to promote triathlons and the triathletes who participate in them. There are people in this site's membership who have done dozens of triathlons.  Some have done multiple Ironman triathlons. At the other extreme, there are members who have never done a triathlon – yet. And there are a lot of us in between. Some can swim like fish - others are taking swim lessons because they can't swim two lengths of a pool. Some have qualified for and completed the most prestigious marathon - the Boston Marathons – others have to run/walk/run to complete the three miles or so that is common on a sprint triathlon.

So go ahead and complete your first step. Join this site's club. You will be networking with people who have all been where you are now – trying to figure out how to get started. And we all made it and are passionate about our sport and enjoy nothing better than sharing that passion with new triathletes. You also get tons of training opportunities. We swim together in an olympic size pool with a master's coach, we swim in a private lake to get open water practice, we run together, and we cycle together. And that is every week during most of the year. The rest of the year we keep meeting and training together in more winter-friendly ways. All that for only $25. No, not $25 a month even though it sounds like it would be worth that much. No, it is all yours for only $25 per YEAR!! So what are you waiting for!

Step Two is to pick your first triathlon. Triathlons are getting so popular that they are everywhere. Right here in Evansville, there are five per year – two indoor, one for kids, one specifically for off-road riding and running, and one regular one with two choices of distances. There are dozens within a two to three hour drive. So you will find it easy to find plenty to choose from.

But what do you look for? That is simply personal preference. Never swam in a lake before? Open water swimming is a little different than pool swimming so you might want to try an indoor triathlon first so you can get one under your belt while in your comfort zone - the pool. Some people like local events so they can sleep in their own bed and just drive there that morning, whereas some people like to make a little weekend vacation of the trip. Maybe you mountain bike and don't like to road bike – then you can look for an off-road triathlon. Again it is all personal choice and no answers are wrong.

So how are you going to pick one? What do most people look for? First, let's talk distance. Triathlons come in all kinds of distances. The common lengths are:

Sprint – any distances less than an Olympic
Olympic – swim 1.5 km, bike 40 km, run 10 km
Half Ironman – half of the Ironman distances
Ironman – swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles

Note that “Ironman” is a trademarked name. You can find triathlons of half ironman and ironman distance with different names. “Powerman” is a common name for a half ironman distance.

Most people look for a sprint triathlon for their first. Fortunately sprints are the easiest ones to find so you can have a lot of them to chose from. You will be able to find whatever kind of swim you want – big lake, little lake, rivers, indoor pools, outdoor pools, and even the canals in downtown Indianapolis! You can find whatever kind of bike course you like – distances from 8 to 20 miles on flat, or rolling, or hilly roads – or trails if you are a mountain biker. You will even see a variety of runs – flat, rolling, or hilly – on roads, paved trails, sidewalks, etc. Your choice!

Step Three is now that you have found that first triathlon, you need to register for it. Most triathlons give you a discount for early registration or you can register the day before or sometimes even the day of the event. For your first one, you should register in advance. That will give you a date to aim your training at and it will give you motivation to do that training. It is all too easy to pick a triathlon a few months out, tell yourself that you will train for it and register the day of the race, only to have other things in your life get in the way and give you a million reasons to not to prepare.

Step Four is to train for that triathlon.  Again the good news is that what this site is all about.  And that is why you joined the club.  But for now, take a lot around this site and start planning your training.

Step Five is the easy part.  Do your first triathlon.  You'll be nervous, don't worry about it because you are supposed to be.  Everybody was nervous about their first and many of us are still nervous every time.  Just imagine it is another training session with a few hundred new friends who share your new passion for the multisport livestyle.  Welcome aboard.

Got all that? Here it is again in nutshell:

1. connect with resources - sign up for this club – it is only $25 per year

2. pick your triathlon – probably a sprint – ask your new friends in this club for recommendations

3. sign up for that triathlon

4. train and prepare – with your new friends in this club

5. Get 'er done! - compete in that triathlon

You made it!! You are a triathlete!! It has nice sound, doesn't it!! Most triathlons give out trophies and medals to winners and age group winners. Most also give a medal to every finisher. Wear your finisher's medal proudly because you have done something that not that many people can do. But try to take that medal off after a week – at least when you shower!

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Member Discounts

Southern Indiana Triathlon Team
Discount List

Local Discounts


To receive these discounts you must tell them you're a team member prior to checking out.


 

Dan’s Competition

 http://www.danscomp.com

Located in Mt. Vernon, IN

Team Members receive a 15% discount on most regular priced items.

 Get Wet- www.getwetevansville.com

Team members receive a 20% discount on most suits and/or accessories (goggles, swim caps, fins, etc.)

Gilles Cycling & Fitness- www.gillesfitness.com

Team members receive a 10% discount. This discount does not apply to bike purchases or service.

Ultimate Fit in Evansville, IN - http://www.ultimatefit.biz

Team Members receive a 10% discount on most regular priced items.

Swift Athletics- www.swiftathletics.com

Team members receive a 10% discount on certain products.


Top Spot Outdoors- www.topspotoutdoors.com

Team members receive a 10% discount on certain products.


Online Discounts


RunningWarehouse.com- www.runningwarehouse.com

We receive a 10% discount from Running Warehouse.  The discount code is 'SITTEAM' and may be entered on the following page: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/clubs.html.

To ensure you receive the discount on your order, start by entering your discount code into the “Enter your team’s code” area first, hit return and the discount should appear in your cart. If at any time during the shopping period “cancel order” is clicked, it is
necessary to re-enter the discount code. This discount cannot be used with any other discounts and is only valid for online purchases and does not apply to Asics or Mizuno products.

Rudy Project- www.e-rudy.com

Scroll to bottom of page, Click on:  BRO
Your access key to your BRO account is:  SITriTeam

Trisports.com- www.trisports.com

Trisports.com is now the exclusive multisport shop of the Southern Indiana Triathlon Team as they are now sponsoring us. They offer special sales and discount to their sponsored teams. We also receive a 15% discount on purchases made at TriSports.com. When checking out enter SIT-C in the coupon section. This discount does not apply to sale items or certain manufacturers.

They also offer larger discounts on group purchases, so if you're interested in a group purchase please let me know.

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