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It’s not too early to train for next year’s SLO Triathlon

A bicycle racer approaches a water station on Orcutt Road at Biddle Ranch Road in rural San Luis Obispo during Saturday’s running of the 38th annual SLO Triathlon.
A bicycle racer approaches a water station on Orcutt Road at Biddle Ranch Road in rural San Luis Obispo during Saturday’s running of the 38th annual SLO Triathlon. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Many thanks to the SLO Triathlon organizers and volunteers. Now is the time to start training for the 2018 SLO Triathlon

Each year the city of San Luis does a wonderful job organizing our local triathlon. No need to be an athlete to participate. Our triathlon is unique in that it is a “complete not compete” event. It happens in late July. It is very doable, especially if you start training now.

It starts with a half-mile swim. Each participant has an individual start time in the Sinsheimer Pool. Not a swimmer? You can jog the laps in the shallow end of the pool. The bike ride goes out Orcutt Road for 15 miles, and then you finish with a 3.1 mile run (or walk) through the neighborhood.

You do not have to do the whole thing yourself. Do it with friends as a team. One person swims, the next does the bike and the third does the run.

Challenge yourself to be part of this fun event and stay motivated to exercise regularly. What a sense of accomplishment to finish. You earn bragging rights. You might even lose those 10 pounds, and you will feel great!

Dr. Grace Crittenden, San Luis Obispo

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