11 Can’t-Miss Fitness Events This Week: Triathlon Training, Early-Morning Yoga, and Bike Maintenance

Plus nutrition for runners and an introduction to road cycling.

Photograph by Antonio_Diaz via iStock

Panel Discussion: How to Beast Your First Ironman

November 16, Tenley-Friendship Library

Considering an Ironman or half-Ironman triathlon? Sit in on this panel discussion, hosted by DC Triathlon Club, to find out what you can expect for long-course triathlon. Experienced triathlon club members will field questions on training, lifestyle, and coaching. Free, 7 PM.

Morning Yoga and Recess

November 17, Penn Social

Join WithLoveDC bright-and-early for a morning recess! Enjoy yoga, kickball, jump rope, and more for a minimum $6 donation. 6 AM.

North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, November 17; Dupont Circle, November 19

Join two North Face trainers for workouts aimed at strengthening you for your outdoor goals. Train to finish an endurance challenge, ski stronger, or hit the summit. Register online for the November 17 or November 19 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.

Lecture: Nutrition for Runners

November 17; 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean

Join the experts at Chelsea Collective for an hour-long session on runners’ nutrition, including how to properly fuel and hydrate. You’ll learn how nutrition affects a runner’s mood and training. Free, 7 PM.

Open Meditation

November 18; 532 North Washington St., Alexandria

Join the folks at 532 Yoga for a 30-minute silent meditation to help reduce stress, improve focus, and support healthy emotions. Free; 1:30PM.

Learn Tai Chi

November 18; 916 G St., NW

Join Stephen J. Goodson in the study and practice of Tai Chi Form and the two-person training routine, Push Hands. Beginners and veterans are welcome to this 90-minute class. Free, 8 PM.

Bike Ride

November 19, City Bikes

Meet up at City Bikes in Adams Morgan for a 15-mile ride around Rock Creek, Van Ness, and Cleveland Park. Bring water and a light for this one-hour ride over 1000 feet of elevation. Register online. Free, 6:30 PM.

Lecture: How to Fix Your Bike Gears

November 19, Papillon Cycles

Learn how to replace a shifter cable, make your chain stop skipping, and adjust a derailleur. Join the free class all about gears. 7 PM.

Intro to Road Cycling

November 21; The Bike Rack

Join the experienced cyclists at The Bike Rack for an introduction to road cycling. This 25- to 30-mile ride will be at a non-intimidating pace of 12-to-15 mph, and perfect for anyone new to group riding. Bring your road bike and helmet. Free 10 AM.

Tour Arlington Via Bike

November 21, Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center

Join BikeArlington for a 17-mile ride around Virginia sites notorious for their connections to terrorism, crime, espionage, and bigotry. This three-hour intermediate ride will cover trails, streets, and hills, so come prepared with water, snacks, and comfortable clothing. Free 1 PM.

Vinyasa Yoga

November 21 & 22; 411 8th St., SE

Join Be Here Now Yoga for a one-hour class that will synchronize motion and breath, as well as help mental focus. All levels are welcome at this donation-based class. 12:30 PM.