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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tri'ing in LA

This town is awesome for triathletes!!!

I joined the LA Tri Club. At 1,450 members, they are one of the nation's largest triathlon clubs. They have multiple workouts every day for all levels of triathletes. It's also a great way to meet people. The day after I landed in LA, before I had even moved into my apartment, I swam in the ocean with the group. This morning I biked with the "beginner" cycling group. We traveled 27 miles, up two huge hills, one of which was five miles long. My legs are hurting big time!

People here are more active than anywhere else I've lived. At the beach, it's not just loafing people eating hot dogs. Groups of cyclists gather for rides along the ocean. Runners are everywhere. And under a tree, you might see someone doing push-ups or sit-ups. It's inspiring.

My next race is August 9, an evening Playa Del Run -- 1 kilometer swim and 5k run. After that is the Camp Pendleton sprint triathlon on August 11. Then, I'm doing my FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRI -- the Los Angeles Triathlon, on September 9.

5 comments:

Matt! said...

Even better is the vegan eating possibilities here in Los Angeles. LA Veg Restaurants is a good start. Stoked to see another vegan athlete. Keep at it.

Veg*Triathlete said...

Wow, I'm soooo jealous! This club sounds awesome... Plus, you get great open water swims! Good luck with your next race. Can't wait to read about it :-)

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am so happy you have found a good place and a good group of people to workout for your tri's. Awesome!!

VeggieGirl said...

sounds great! look forward to hearing more about your upcoming race!

KleoPatra said...

Good job, Vegan Doc. SoCal is the place to be for triathlons... LA is a lot bigger so there are tons of folks tri'in' it up, but San Diego is a hotbed, too. Just had to plug my city!!

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