Team Asha Triathlon 2018

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    Team Asha Training Program

    Team Asha is a premier endurance sports training program. It provides personalized coaching, motivation and support for individuals with a goal to run a half/full marathon or bike 100 km/100 miles or to do a triathlon. Since year 2000, Team Asha has helped hundreds of people realize their marathon and endurance biking aspirations.

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    Why Triathlon?

    Triathlon gives you a whole body workout that strengthens all muscle groups in your body, taking the constant stress off of one particular area and reducing the risk of injury. If you are bored of training for one sport, want to push your limits, expand your comfort zone, satisfy your Type-A personality then Triathlon is the sport for you.

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    Experienced Coaches & Mentors

    Our seasoned coaches and mentors have completed several Triathlons including Ironman over the past few years, they guide and support the athletes in every training session.

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    Structured Training Program

    Our training program provides the rigor and structure to build and grow endurance that you can take forward well past any race. From core strengthening, bike spin and open swim sessions, you will receive the guidance and the motivation needed to compete and achieve your goal.

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    Athlete Resources

    Shoe Clinics, Bike Clinics, Bike Flat fixing, Master swim programs… Team Asha will direct you to additional resources that will make you knowledgeable about the sports that you are pursuing

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    Team Support

    Accomplishing a task like triathlon requires a sustained team effort. Finding individuals or groups to train with is especially important to individuals preparing for any endurance event. Team Asha training program is committed to providing strong team support. Since our teams typically include athletes of all levels, the team and the expertise of the coaches can help you reduce and overcome the strain that comes with sustained training over several months.

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    Volunteer driven

    The program is completely driven by a bunch of volunteers who are passionate about the cause of Asha for Education. All our coaches, mentors and coords volunteer their time to make the program successful.

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    Team Asha athletes raise funds for Asha for Education, Silicon Valley chapter, which helps support education initiatives for underprivileged children in India.

Training details

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    Weekday and weekend training

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    Run Workouts

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    Bike Workouts

    Bike rides are mainly in South Bay

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    Swim Workouts

    Pool swims will either be in Fremont High School or a pool in Saratoga. Open water swims mostly in Gull Park Forster city, we also make visits to Aquatic Park in SF, Santa Cruz and Coyote Point.

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    Individual Guidance

    Guidance from our professional coaches for athletes of all levels. Guidance from mentors on training and fundraising goals

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Target Races

San Francisco Half Marathon
July 29th 2018

San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Oct 7th 2018

Portland Full Marathon
Oct 7th 2018

Morgan Hill Full Marathon
Oct 21st 2018

Olympic Tri
Sept 23rd 2018

Timeline

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    Registration Open

    Feb 9, 2018 – Register here

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    Info Session

    March 31, 2018 – RSVP here

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    Open Runs

    April 7th & 14th, 2018

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    Open Bike Rides

    April 8th & 15th, 2018

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    Recommitment Deadline

    April 29th, 2018 – This is the last date to withdraw from the program. Anyone who continues to train beyond this date will be required to fundraise the minimum amount.

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    Pool Sessions

    Late April 2018

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    Open Water Sessions

    Late May 2018

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    Fundraising Deadline

    September 24th, 2018

Fundraising

If you are worried about committing to the program, we invite you to the first two runs and bike rides which are open to all without a need for enrollment or a commitment to fundraise.

By 4th weekend run, you would be required to ‘recommit’ to our program: a commitment to finish your fundraising target as per our deadline.


  • FR Target
  • $1000 – $1500
  • Fundraising Deadline
  • Sprint & Olympic – Sep 24th

    Half Ironman – Oct 14th


All the money raised through this program gets distributed among 250+ NGOs that we work with across 24 states in India.
Donors like you help us ensure that kids don’t just attend school and they actually learn.We support our project partners in India who have diverse education needs – it could be a supplementary school, school with special needs, vocational training classes or digital education.To give a brief idea of some of our projects:

To learn more about our projects and locations, please visit http://sv.ashanet.org/projects/.

Asha for Education is a 100% transparent and volunteer driven organization. Every single $ you raise is dispersed to our projects. All the coaches train athletes for no cost and in fact many of them fundraise just like any other athlete enrolled in our program.

In 2017, our Team Asha athletes raised ~300K. Asha for Education Silicon Valley chapter dispersed 477K to 20+ projects impacting the lives of 15,000 children in India. Check out our 2017 annual report here.

  1. Start your fundraising early – this helps in reaching out to more people and raise way more than your minimum target.
  2. Most of the profit companies in the Bay Area do company matching. All your donations can be doubled by applying for company match. Check here if your company has a donation matching program.
  3. Every single hour you volunteer for ANY NGO can be used towards your fundraising through ‘volunteer hour grants’.
  4. Another great way to fundraise is to organize a lunch sale at your workplace or in your friends circle. You also get a chance to explain about various projects Asha supports. Read this article to see how a Alumni raised funds.
  5. Lose your inhibitions – you are asking people to donate for a great cause. It’s important to explain why you are training through Team Asha and how proud your donors should be because they are helping every child in leading a better life!
  6. If you are artsy & crafty, this will be an amazing way to show your talent. You can ask people to donate towards your FR for every item you sell.
  7. General donations to Asha for Education by the athlete in the same fiscal year can be accounted towards FR target. (donations to fundraising campaigns such as Work An Hour, Support A Child etc and events will not be considered).
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    Be sure to attend our fundraising clinic to learn more!
This is a very valid concern that every new member of Team Asha has. We will help you with ideas, materials, fundraising clinics etc to help you with your fundraising. During every weekend training, your group captain will help you keep on track. Till date, more than 80% of our bikers have raised more than the minimum fundraising targets.
Team Asha mentors and other Asha volunteers will work with you throughout the program and beyond to help you honor your pledge of raising the target amount. Please see this program as a means of supporting and encouraging the underprivileged children and not simply a biking-training program. Without your fundraising efforts, it would be difficult for Asha to continue supporting these projects. We urge you to do your best to honor your commitment in helping these children. If in the end you still fail to reach the target then you are required to cover the balance by yourself.
Asha for Education is a 100% volunteer driven organization. Asha-SV has a list of projects we support every year. 100% of your donation goes towards the projects because our operating expenses will be covered by the registration fee you pay. If you want to donate to a particular project of your interest, please contact sv.projects@ashanet.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Non refundable registration fee includes a biking jersey, running tee and water bottle. Earlybirds also get a free Asha T-shirt.
Other costs include swimming, biking and running gears, race registration etc.

  • A comprehensive 5 month training program conducted by experienced coaches.
  • Guidance on selecting swimwear and tools.
  • Few pool sessions to observe and provide feedback.
  • Weekly Open Water Swim training (basic swim readiness will be on your own)
  • Guidance on selecting a bike, apparel and nutrition.
  • Free bike repair workshops
  • Weekly bike ride.
  • Weekly Spin sessions
  • Brick workouts
  • Get fit! Learn to live a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Make new friends, attend team parties & dinners!
  • Just like any other endurance event, you will need some level of commitment, the training program kicks off in April. Most of you will start pool training much before that. Our program starts with smaller endurance activities and help you build up as you approach your event date. To start with we will have Bike + Run group training on weekend, while you are swim training in the pool. We will add group open water swims to weekends around May. On the weekday evenings we will have bike on trainer and speed run exercises.
  • Sprint: 0.5m swim, 12.5m bike, 3.1m run (approximate)
  • Olympic: 0.9m swim, 26m bike, 6.2m run (approximate)
  • Pool swims will either be in Fremont High School or a pool in Saratoga
  • Open water swims mostly in Gull Park Foster city, we also make visits to Aquatic Park in SF, Santa Cruz and Coyote Point
  • Bike rides are mainly in the south bay
  • Yes, there is a minimum requirement for the swim and bike portion of the training. For biking you should know how to bike. For the swim portion by the time we get in to open water training session in May you should be able to swim at least couple of laps in the pool comfortably breathing.
    Good news is that you are engaged in a regular endurance activity. With proper training and coaching you will be able to do all the activities. Our training program will mix these activities so that you are ready on the race day. Most of the tri- athletes have been doing endurance run or bike events prior to joining Triathlon.
    No you can sign up for the ones you want to participate

    Questions?

    run AT sv.team-asha.org

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