You Know the Sport Has Gone Mainstream When…

I was looking at an ad for a very swanky, high rise condo building I found on the back cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine today . The amenities for these condo units include 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms and a library), 3 bathrooms a very generous dining/living area, a gallery (because of course we MUST have a gallery) and a huge kitchen with ‘grown up appliances’ (as opposed to those little wooden ones they have in the kindergarten classroom??)

It also listed an 11,000 sq foot triathlon training center. Seriously. Not a gym. Not a fitness center – a triathlon training center, complete with 3 pools.

I refuse to indulge the negative thoughts I have about this – welcome to the sport wealthy urbanites! It’s a ton of fun. Just please get a little road experience before race day.

(I love what that building does for the little church next to it *cough* . click the small image to get a better view)

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16 Responses to You Know the Sport Has Gone Mainstream When…

  1. Iron Jenny says:

    Triathlon gets bigger and bigger every year. That’s why it’s so hard to get into races anymore… but good for everyone who wants to try it. I think the people in it are so wholesome and fun. Like us!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Think of how I feel…I started this sport in 1982!!!!
    EVERYbody is a triathlete or a marathoner now-a-days. But I guess it’s better than being a stoner or a drunk…maybe.

  3. fe-lady says:

    Think of how I feel…I started this sport in 1982!!!!
    EVERYbody is a triathlete or a marathoner now-a-days. But I guess it’s better than being a stoner or a drunk…maybe.

  4. shelley says:

    Well that’s cool!

  5. Jamie says:

    Yeah, i’ve seen that add. Crazy.

    And maybe a bit excessive.

    Do you think triathlon will be a passing fad, like jogging/marathoning or 10-speed cycling in bygone decades (before I was born)? Or is this sport unique? Will our numbers increase indefinitely, or will it boom and then fade?

  6. Don says:

    Does someone serve venti skinny lattes at poolside?

    I guess us po peeps will just have to do it old school style. Like train in the outdoors or something archaic like that.

  7. iliketoast says:

    why not a marathon training facility … treadmills without the 20 minute time limit

  8. Black Knight says:

    You live in the future! I am with Don, here we have again the 20 minutes limit and, moreover, few treadmills.
    Late congrats for your race!

  9. Black Knight says:

    You live in the future! I am with Don, here we have again the 20 minutes limit and, moreover, few treadmills.
    Late congrats for your race!

  10. Juls says:

    Now we know why the cost of triathlons is so astronomically out of this world.

  11. Donald says:

    This isn’t too surprising, really … the folks who are hardcore into triathlon aren’t exactly the food stamp crowd. Lots of disposable income in our demographic.

  12. Tammy says:

    Um, is it bad that I want to live there? 🙂

  13. GeekGirl says:

    Hmmm, though, I have to say, I want to live there too!

  14. GeekGirl says:

    Hmmm, though, I have to say, I want to live there too!

  15. GeekGirl says:

    Hmmm, though, I have to say, I want to live there too!

  16. ihatetoast says:

    i have a huge list of people who need road experience. best friends with prams (5 across, nice!), families cycling together (no road rules on the sidewalk, majority rules), dog walkers with leads so that walker is on one side while dog is on other (i heart skipping rope), and mucho mucho more-o.

    this should be drilled in sometime. would make so many things better, not only the various thons.

    mark shakes his sweat on people. you need to do that. no, wait. you don’t sweat. you’re a… laaaaydeee. you just “glow” on them.

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