It's (indoor) triathlon time!

With the weather outside reaching truly arctic levels of cold and wind chill this week, even the hardiest of athletes would probably prefer not to venture outdoors for their morning workouts.

A 10-minute swim is one of the three phases competitors must complete during the DLCCC's Indoor Triathlon. The sixth annual event gets underway at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

A 10-minute swim is one of the three phases competitors must complete during the DLCCC's Indoor Triathlon. The sixth annual event gets underway at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Each competitor in the annual DLCCC Indoor Triathlon is asked to complete a 30-minute ride on the stationary bike in the Center's cycle studio. This year's event is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Each competitor in the annual DLCCC Indoor Triathlon is asked to complete a 30-minute ride on the stationary bike in the Center's cycle studio. This year's event is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Competitors at the DLCCC's Indoor Triathlon push themselves to get in as many miles as possible during their 20-minute run on the treadmill, one of three phases that they must complete during the event. This year's triathlon is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Competitors at the DLCCC's Indoor Triathlon push themselves to get in as many miles as possible during their 20-minute run on the treadmill, one of three phases that they must complete during the event. This year's triathlon is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Sounds like the perfect time for a triathlon, right? Well, at least of the indoor variety.

At the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, fueling your competitive spirit doesn't have to involve freezing temperatures, thermal underwear or strapping on a pair of skis or snowshoes. The sixth annual DLCCC Indoor Triathlon is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Center's Fitness & Aquatics Center — a little later on the calendar than usual.

"We decided to move the date back a little bit this year, to give people more recovery time after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season," says LaCarra Larson, the Center's membership director, who is taking on the triathlon coordinator's duties for the first time after coming to work at the Center this past summer.

Aside from the later date, however, most of the details for the event remain the same: The first "wave" of competitors will hit the DLCCC pool starting at 8 a.m., with other waves starting out on the treadmill or the stationary bicycle. Each competitor is asked to complete a 10-minute swim in the pool, a 30-minute bike ride in the cycle studio, and a 20-minute run on the treadmill. 

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