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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where do we practice?

Our workout schedule is flexible and is designed to best accommodate everyone’s individual schedules while striving for maximum performance. (See Schedules for more info). Of course, not everyone can make every practice. There are NO mandatory practices however, we encourage team members who want a chance to make the Nationals team to attend at least 2 practices a week. If getting better isn’t enough of an incentive to come to practice, then getting the chance to hang out with awesome people should get you pumped up!


How are the practices organized and who leads them?

In a typical week, we do 2 swims, 2 runs, 2 bikes and 2 strength practices, each led by a coach or an officer. In certain designated practices (to be determined later), our coach will be present to lead practice.


What is a brick?

A brick is a spin workout followed directly by a run practice, similar to what we do in a triathlon.


How many races are there per year? Is there a particular “peak” race we train for as a team?

The number of races per year varies. Some of the bigger races include US Open, Du the Polar Bear Duathlon, Beginner’s Tri, Collegiate Regionals and Collegiate Nationals. While each individual may strive to peak at different races, the team as a whole focuses on qualifying at the Regionals meet for the Collegiate National race. This past season, both the men’s and women’s teams finished in 3nd place at the South Midwest Regional race. We sent 11 male and 10 female athletes to the Nationals race in Tempe, Arizona in which we placed 43rd overall.


How much of a time commitment is it?

The amount of time you commit to the sport is completely up to you! You can choose to come to all the practices (kudos to you!), a few of the practices, or workout on your own time.


Do we do anything as a team outside of practices?

Definitely! Although we are athletic freaks of nature, we also love to have FUN. We have many social functions including, ice cream socials, family dinners, movie nights, and much more. These are great ways to get to know teammates when we’re not pushing our limits in the pool or on the track.


Do we receive any benefits/discounts as team members?

Yes! As a registered team member, you will receive a team shirt and individualized workouts from our coach. You can also receive discounts from our team sponsors as well as discounts from some races. Luke’s Locker gives us 10% of running apparel and Sun & Ski Sports offers us 10% of all purchases as well as 30% off labor. See Sponsors for more info.


Why is everyone on the team ridiculously good looking?!

It comes naturally! (And of course, from all that hard training that we do). Come see for yourself ;)


You’ve got me HOOKED. How do I join?!

We can’t wait to have you on the team! Click How to Join and follow the directions. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Recruitment/Publicity Officer, Christina Cuellar-Nelson at webmastertxtri@gmail.com or christinacuellar@utexas.edu.