It Takes a Tri Community

Monday, July 25, 2011 by admin

All of us know about and appreciate the value of a team. You wouldn’t be receiving these emails if you didn’t. But there is more to your Triple Threat Tough membership than being a member of a team. You’re a member of a community at large. A brotherhood and sisterhood that goes beyond a team and into a community: the North Texas Tri Community (and the really, really Northern Texas community of the Twin Cities).

I want to share with you a story from the Ironman Coeur d’Alene race report of Kathey Carrierio. Let’s pick up the tale during the run leg:

I assumed Denise (Whitson), Clean (Michael Budenosky) and Allene (Cashmore) were so far ahead of me that I’d never catch them. That made me a little sad but at least I had my new friend Lisa to run and chat with. And then near the end of the first loop, Kris passed me going the other way and said “catch them, they’re right in front of you” and sure enough, I could see Denise and Clean. Lisa and I caught up with them, and a little ways in front of us was Allene so we chased her down too. We were all together and for the first time in the entire race, I was really happy. Everything was right with the world.

Kathey had the good fortune of catching her teammates during the run. Having three close friends around helped her overcome all manner of obstacles and complete her very first Ironman.

But what if those three people were members of one of the other teams that make up the Tri Community: Negative Split Racing, North Texas Multisport, or Gorilla Multisport? Would it have made a difference to Kathey? Of course she would prefer to run with her friends, but a close second would be teaming up with fellow brothers and sisters in Iron for support and encouragement.

As a member of Triple Threat Tough, you’re a member of the Tri Community. This membership allows you to participate in any Tri Community workout but it also gives you the opportunity to meet fellow athletes and hopefully make some new friends.

And here’s a great chance to do just that at the First Tri-Community Mixer on Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Splitsville Lanes in Fairview. Come out for a little friendly INDOOR competition and some triathlete fellowship.

Click on the image for complete details.

Tri-Community Mixer Flyer

Don’t be shy. One of these Tri-Community members could be the person who helps you get across the finish line at your next big race.

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