helping others tri since 2003

The day prior to each of our adult triathlons, we hold a PRE-RACE CLINIC at the race venue.  These clinics usually last about 30 to 45 minutes.  Subject matter includes race morning procedures, transition area setup and use, rules of the race, the race course, and tips and suggestions for performance (for example: nutrition, hydration, what to wear, etc.) to help all athletes "sail smoothly" through the event.

Specific details (time, etc.) about these pre-race clinics can be found on the INSTRUCTIONS page for each race on this website.


For our youth events, we present a detailed set of race instructions for about 30 minutes just before we start on race morning.  Included are pictures and details on what they are about to do.


Below is a more in-depth clinic that we offer from time to time:


next session: 
   March 3, 2018
   9 am to noon

    in McLean, VA

         Learn the fundamentals of multi-sport racing, training, tips and hints.  Gear up and get ready to go!



participant feedback:


I very much enjoyed your class and even as a seasoned runner I learned more about cadence help than I ever knew...so thank you!         --RL, 1/18/13

It was a great day and I have been telling all my friends.
With kindest regards,  --NG, 1/18/13

Great workshop last weekend. I really enjoyed it. Best of all I gained confidence to give up the pull bouy!  --KD, 1/18/13



I have to tell you that I just did the Kinetic Sprint in Lake Anna ...and it was a terrific experience! My times were just what I estimated, not great times but good for my fitness (or fitless) level. I wanted to finish in 3 hours or less and I did! I wanted you and Ann to know that I reviewed my Clinic notes many times before the race and even the day before and gained numerous helps and encouragements for my race. Thank you for that! I used so many of the details covered in the Clinic regarding training, preparations, transitions, expectations, attitude, etc. I felt very prepared and had no major issues other than a slight panic at the daunting view of the buoy markers out on the lake on Sunday morning. I did two practice swims in my wetsuit in Lake Anna before the race and practiced many times with the wetsuit in the pool a couple of weeks before. I thought of you both a lot during the race weekend and how much I appreciated the amount of ground you covered in the Clinic.                --MM, 5/17/11


Thanks again for all your help. I am glad I went to the Triitnow clinic. I have wanted to do this for sometime, but was a little to afraid of getting out of my comfort zone. Thanks again to you [Anne] and Ina. I am really having fun training and I hope to race for a very long time.  --R.B., 7/1/10


I had a great time at the Clinic. You both were fantastic facilitators. And thanks for the feedback and workout suggestions...it's training time!

Thanks again!    -- John


Both presenters informative & passionate about the topics...      --4/18/2010


...Very happy with my swim time! Definitely putting what I learned in the clinic to work!   --Jason


Thanks again for your hard work and great instruction at the clinic. Your positive attitude is absolutely infectious! You are a walking advertisement for the positive benefits of multi-sport and you made the day a real joy. I hope to reap similar benefits as I begin my journey in triathlon.

BTW - I've already signed up for the Nation's Triathlon olympic distance event next season. I'm looking at a couple others, including some sprints and the Summer Super Sprint in Manassas. I wish you well with Tri It Now and your triathlon season next year.

Sincerely,  Scott


I just wanted to thank you for a great clinic Saturday. We were in there for a long time but the day flew by with a lot of great information. The time was certainly well spent!  Thanks again,  Jim

.....Also took 2 minutes off my 1 mile swim time first time in the water after the clinic.
Thanks again,   Jim


Great Workshop! Thanks so much!   --Jan