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Any of you ever done Team in Training? Thoughts?(5 posts)

Any of you ever done Team in Training? Thoughts?mdehner
Jan 10, 2003 12:59 PM
Curious if this fundraiser is fun, challenging, etc.
Team in Training? Thoughts............davet
Jan 10, 2003 1:44 PM
The Team In Training ride can be as fun and as challenging as you make it. It don't know which one you are planning, but the event itself will be rewarding. The fundraising can be tough! It requires a large effort, a lot of determination and a ton of your time. The primary goal of the Team in Training is to raise lots of money for the Leukemia Society, a very worthwhile cause.

If you decide to do the TNT thing, devote yourself to it with as much spare time as you can muster. It's a pretty serious commitment for anyone. But the real payoff is when you meet someone the Leukemia Society has helped, and their Leukemia is in remission. I met a little 4 year-old boy that was undergoing treatment for Leukemia and he stole our hearts. He was worth every second of our time spent on raising the money. We could see the tangible benefits of our work.
Jan 10, 2003 5:25 PM
Check out this thread from last month:
OK, clearly *that* didn't work....PseuZQ
Jan 10, 2003 5:27 PM
Wheelz "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training" 12/18/02 9:10am
The biggest perk to TNTjtolleson
Jan 11, 2003 8:15 AM
(other than the noble fundraising) is the availability of good coaching. Here in Colorado, TNT trainees go down to the Olympic velodrome and play around with ex pros, they have a ride or two with Davis Phinney (I think), etc.

Nevertheless, for me, the coaching to complete a century is not a huge enticement, since I already ride them without coaching.

If I were to do TNT, it would be the marathon program because for that I would really NEED the coaching and the group runs, the fitness and injury advice, and all that comes with the TNT program.

So, aside from your philanthropic heart, you may also want to evaluate how valuable the entire program feels to you. Don't let the fundraising intimidate you. It is a realistic goal that CAN be achieved and much more easily than you think.

If you, or anyone, ever wants tips on fundraising for charity, maybe I can help.