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MCBH keiki and Tradewind triathlon races rescheduled

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The MCBH Keiki and Tradewind Triathlons have been rescheduled due to the pending storms this weekend.

The Keiki Triathlon will be Saturday, August 23 at 6:30am start/finish at Hangar 101.

The Tradewind Triathlon will be Sunday August 24 at 6:30am starting at Hangar 101 finishing at Dewey Square.

Packet pick up will be held at the Front Gate on Thursday August 21 from 12:00-5:00PM for Civilians and at the K-Bay Semper Fit Center on Friday, August 22 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM for Military. You can also pick up packets on the morning of the race beginning at 5:00AM.

The good news is that there is more time register! We have extended online registration until Tuesday August 19 at 4:00pm. You can also register at the K-bay Semper Fit Center until Friday August 22 at 4:00pm as well as the morning of the race.

Come join the Marines and Sailors of MCBH for the Tradewind Triathlon! Start your morning with a brisk 500 meter swim in beautiful Kaneohe Bay, followed by a fast paced 11 mile bike ride around the flightline of MCB Hawaii, finishing with a scenic 5K run that ends at Dewey Square. This race is open to the general public. T-shirts are not guaranteed after Friday August 15th so sign up soon!

11 Tips for your First Triathlon

  1. Start fueling for the race the day prior. To set up for a good race, you have to start fueling properly 24 hours before the race actually starts. That doesn't mean you should eat more than normal, it just means you need to pay extra attention to your diet.
  2. Finish your morning meal two-and-a-half to 3 hours before the race starts. Your pre-race breakfast should be comprised of 25 to 30 percent protein, 50 percent carbs and 20 percent fat. If you have a sensitive GI system, should still take in a minimum of 60 to 120 calories.
  3. Don't drink just because you're nervous. Leading up to the start, sip water to quench your thirst as necessary. Wait until eight minutes before the start of the race to start sipping on your fuel replacement drink, or to eat a gel. Those are calories that will be useful at the onset of the race.
  4. Map out the transition area. Note where the entrance from the swim is located in relation to what isle you're in; take note of where the bike out and bike in are; and finally, where the run out is.
  5. Mentally rehearse the order of things after you lay everything out. After you set up your transition area, mentally rehearse your transitions.
  6. Do a warm-up. Get your heart rate up to aerobic zone for eight to 20 minutes before the race.
  7. Swim smart. View the swim course, including key turns, before your wave.
  8. Don't eat anything in T1 (transition 1). Wait eight to 15 minutes before taking in liquid or food.
  9. Be smart on the bike. Your bike should be in an easy gear when you head out of T1.
  10. Don't eat anything in T2. Give your body time to adjust to the next activity before you take in food.
  11. Ease into the run. Get your arms moving at the beginning to help bring up your leg speed.
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