Fall is here so take advantage of the cooler temperatures and get moving! Please check out our fall schedule, including a new yoga class and run/walk/core program. Please sign up for our Yahoo! Group or email us to join the Team.
For the last seventeen years, in conjunction with our sponsors, Capital of Texas Team Survivor (CTTS) has provided women cancer survivors free training for the beginner friendly Danskin Women's Triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon comprised of a 750 meter open water swim (about 1/2 mile), a 12 mile bike and a 5K run (3.1 miles).
Every spring, CTTS conducts a successful 12-week training program that builds survivors confidence and endurance and gets them ready for race day. The program includes swimming, running, walking, spinning, road cycling, conditioning, and yoga/stretching. Participation in the triathlon is not required to participate in this program, but we have found that having a goal gives the women a sense of purpose and something to work toward.
CTTS encourages training leading up to the Komen Austin Race for the Cure 5K walk/run, held in early November, and the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon, held in February each year. These programs seek to keep survivors moving in the fall to early winter time period. CTTS participates in the 26 Miles For 26 Charities program, which allows runners to raise funds for CTTS that sign up to participate in the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon as a CTTS representative.
In the fall of 2010, a year-round rowing program was created for CTTS adding a new depth to the group's wide range of activities. The local company Flywheel Fitness Studio and the local non-profit, Austin Rowing Club, support this program by providing training facilities, volunteer coaches, and equipment for the CTTS Rowing Team use.
Thanks to its mild weather and easy access to Lady Bird Lake, Austin hosts rowing teams year-round from around the country. CTTS Rowing Team members are encouraged to compete in local regatta races and indoor events as teams and/or individuals
Throughout the year CTTS organizes yoga and core training practices, workshops, and other social gatherings at no charge to its members. This enriches the relationships among CTTS members and creates a continuous support group for those living through cancer.
Q: Is there a cost to participate in any of your programs?
A: No, as one of our members once said, “You've paid your dues by having cancer.”
Q: Regarding the Danskin Triathlon training program, do I have to participate in the triathlon to work out with your team?
A: NO! Our primary goal is to get and keep you moving. While completing the triathlon is a worthy goal, it is secondary to the actual exercising.
Q: I can't swim. What do I do?
A: Come to swim practices and learn. We have the best swim coach in town who will help you conquer any fears you might have with respect to swimming.
Q: I am not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination. Are your programs geared for me, the slow walker?
A: Our programs cater to all levels. We have participants who have never exercised before to those who have completed half-Ironman triathlons. We all move together, and have a great time doing so.
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