- Where do the Fayetteville Area Tri-Warriors meet?
A: The team meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm above Bright Light Brewing Company at 444 W. Russell Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Sometimes we have off-site meetings that will be announced.
- What type of training events do you offer?
A: Our team is made up of many diverse people of all abilities and are training for different distance races so we have a variety of training opportunities available. We’ve recently done swim clinics, transition clinics, bike maintenance demos, gear swaps, vo2 max testing, bike fit demos. Click on the Calendar to see what’s coming up or visit our Facebook page and see what everyone else is doing. By being in the club you are able to meet other people in the area that have the same interest in triathlon as you do. We also try to schedule a presentation at each of our meeting.
- You had mentioned that people are training for different distant races, what does that mean?
A: What many people do not know is that there are all different lengths to triathlons. North Carolina and the surrounding states have numerous races all throughout they year and they all vary in length from ‘Super Sprints’ (250 meter swim, 8 mile bike, and 2 mile run) all the way up to full Ironman events (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26 mile run). While not mandatory, people new to the sport should start with a sprint distance race to see if the sport is right for them.
- I have never done a Triathlon before, can I still be a member?
A: Yes, most definitely. In fact, you will probably learn a lot of useful information in our meetings prior to your first race that will be helpful.
- Do I have to have a Triathlon bike to compete?
A: While having a triathlon bike or a road bike is better for racing; it is always not financially feasible for some people to jump right into the sport. You can get away with having a mountain bike on some of the shorter races. By using a bike you already have, it will allow you the opportunity to take part in the sport to see if it is right for you. However, I will tell you right now, it is addictive!
- I am not a very good swimmer and do not know if I can do an open water swim.
A: There are numerous triathlons that utilize a pool for the swim portion of the event. This is a perfect opportunity for those who are new to the sport and a little afraid of open water swimming. A lot of our members post when they are training open water to find training partners – You should never swim open water alone! (for safety reasons).
- I am not that competitive so is racing triathlons right for me?
A: For many people it is not a matter of winning or losing a race – but having a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the end of the race. We all do try to better our own times, but that is a personal achievement for each individual. Many people find that training for these races also is the best way to achieve weight loss. Having goals (race dates) motivates a person to make themselves work out when they do not feel like it.
- I have no idea what I am doing and do not want to be embarrassed.
A: A main purpose of this team is to help those who are new to the sport. We have a wealth of knowledge among our members and are willing to help those that ask. Our meetings always try to incorporate learning into them for both new and experienced alike.
- What are your membership fees and how do I join?
A: Our fees are currently only $25 dollars a year for membership. This money is mainly for all club business to include maintaining the website and domain, to social events. The team does have a ‘Race Uniform’, but that is an extra cost.