Its Time To Tri New Things: LifeTime Indoor Tri Recap!


When I hear the word Triathlon I immediately become intimidated. You have to be in some serious shape to tackle one of these babies so participating in one was never something I ever considered. However, being a member of LifeTime Fitness I kept seeing all these signs for their first inaugural Indoor Triathlon and became curious as to how it worked. I decided to stop and ask someone to see what all it entailed and found out that it was a distance based Tri but more of a time based Tri and at that moment I decided I wanted to do it.

The Indoor TRI consisted of a 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike ride and a 20 minute treadmill run. Since it was my first time ever trying anything like this, I decided to just have fun with it and see where I fell in the scheme of things. Surprisingly enough though, I was able to complete 12 laps in the pool, 6 miles on the bike and 1.53 miles on the treadmill.

LifeTime Indoor TriFor the swim we were two to a lane and we were given an awesome neon colored swim cap to use. I have never been a competitive swimmer so I knew that swimming was going to be my most difficult part. Before my wave my sister in law and I decided to watch the wave before us. There were many beginner swimmers doing laps and some even walking them which made me feel much better! My sister in law is a simmer so I knew she would blow me out of the water!

We rushed to change out of our swim suits and ran upstairs to the studio just in time for our cycle session to begin. The cycle portion was really….well..painful. I’ve never taken a cycle class before but I mean cycling in general seems pretty straight forward. Well, peddling wasn’t an issue but the pain my ass endured was more than I ever imagined. It only took 5 minutes before the pain kicked in and I tried my hardest to just focus on the music but it hurt so damn bad! I totally understand why people wear padded shorts now.

The running for 20 minutes I wasn’t too worried about. I had been sick for the last 3 months straight so running was never on my list of things to do. I did however keep up with my dance classes which I believe is what saved me. I took a slow and easy pace of 4.3 to complete my mileage since I didn’t want to push myself too hard and wear myself out quickly.

LifeTime Indoor TriOverall I honestly had a blast completing the LifeTime Indoor Tri and I can’t wait to sign up for the next one to see how much I improve overall. So when that time rolls around I will be recruiting all of you to come join me!

  • Robin Masshole Mommy

    That is amazing. What an inspiration you are! That is awesome.

  • colleen kennedy

    This is so cool, I’ve never heard of anything like it! My whole family would be into something like this! Great job!!

  • tara pittman

    What a fun way to get some exercise in. I like that it was time and not by distance.

  • Bernadette Callahan

    My middle son wants to try a triathlon so he is starting to train for one. It is alot of work! I have never heard of one indoors, thats kinda cool.

  • Elizabeth O.

    What an event that must have been. It sounds so exciting and fun and also a little tiring. But I’m sure it was well worth all the effort. I didn’t know events like this are held, this is the first time I heard of an indoor triathlon. That’s an awesome way to be active!

  • Amy Jones

    Great idea tri sports!, you are great you know? id probably quit after swimming hehe.

  • Heather

    Sounds like a great challenge! I need to be more active again!

  • Lexie Lane

    Sounds cool and a great way of exercise I’m sure this is so fun . Glad you share this

  • Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    This is so cool. What a great way to give Triathalon a try.

  • Brandi H

    Great job! Sounds like a great workout too.


    i can’t imagine anything more tiring than training for a triathalon. Good luck!

  • Ana Fernandez

    It is a fun way to do some exercise and love that it is indoors

  • Stacy Kripas

    It looks really fun and exciting. I want to experience it too

  • Terri Beavers

    Oh wow, I wish I had your drive. Hopefully it will rub off on me. Way to go with the indoor triathlon.

  • RaNesha

    I wish I could swim I have done water aerobics and the workout is amazing.

  • Ana De- Jesus

    I have never heard of an indoor triathlon until now but what a brilliant concept, I wouldn’t mind trying this to get my health on track!

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I can never do an outdoor triathlon and the indoor one still scares me. I’m just not physically fit enough to do all those plus the fact that I can’t swim and bike. Good luck!

  • Michelle Blackwood

    This is such an awesome and new concept to me. Looks like so much fun!