Kate Loebsack and the Wenatchee Valley YMCA through the Y-Tri program are doing amazing things to introduce our community to the world of Triathlon. They have put together an ongoing twelve week program that is absolutely perfect for the beginner triathlete.
Kate Loebsack is a Local Wenatchee unsponsored Triathlete who rides the TREK Speed Concept . She has qualified herself for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton Canada this fall. Kate was a high school swim champ who has propelled herself to an amazing level of triathlon competition over the past few years. She also happens to be a local business owner who was just honored with “Best Massage Therapist” by the Wenatchee World. You will be seeing a lot more of Kate as she continues to achieve her goals this year which consists of becoming a better, more diverse athlete, while competing in the sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.
Kate and other local athletes like Jason Jablonski, Sarah Barkley and John Luce will donate their time to the Y-Tri program this year. Y-Tri is a comprehensive training program specifically geared for the beginner triathlete learning to race their first sprint triathlon or compete in other multisport events. There is a twelve week detailed training plan for sprint triathlon. Twice a month they have clinics that will cover things like training, nutrition, open water swim, bike maintenance, and more. Y-Tri has a $250 cost to community members and a $150 cost to members of the YMCA. Cycle Central has partnered with the Y-Tri program and will take part by providing our expertise in bike maintenance and repair for members who are learning to compete in their first triathlon. These are exciting times in our community as we are see local athletes and businesses band together to promote healthy living in Wenatchee.