Introducing #TriChat

Good morning, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Before heading into the office this morning, I want to pop in quickly and tell you about #TriChat, a Twitter-based conversation Jen and I will be hosting this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.

#TriChat-logo

Jen and I “met” during #RunChat—a biweekly Q&A session for runners of all ages and abilities looking to connect with one another—and even though this conversation always promises fun times and plenty of motivation, I wanted to have similar interactions with triathletes.  Long story short, Jen and I began brainstorming, planning, and advertising, and now, we’re set to moderate the first official chat!

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Like #RunChat, #TriChat will take place on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m., and since there’s a lot of crossover between runners and triathletes, we decided to host the event on the first and third Sundays of each month. (#RunChat occurs on the second and fourth.) On the 20th, we plan to ask a few questions about the 2012 season before discussing goals for the 2013 campaign.  We’re also happy to report that USA Triathlon will join us as a guest moderator on Sunday! (Check out this press release—talk about legit!)

Let’s recap quickly:

Who:  Triathletes of every age and ability, wannabe triathletes, general fitness fanatics

What:  #TriChat

When:  Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. EST

Why:  Because talking about triathlons is awesome!

Jen and I hope you join us!  Be sure to “like” Tri Chat on Facebook and follow the account on Twitter.  Following USA Triathlon on Twitter (@USATriathlon) would also be a good idea, and since Jen (@OneLovelyRun) and I (@CarrieStevens25) will ask the questions, you should follow us too.  And feel free to pepper your triathlon-related tweets with #trichat, #trigeek, two of our favorite hashtags.  We hope to see you there!

Do you participate in Twitter chats?  Why or why not?  What do you like/dislike about these Q&A sessions?

30 responses to “Introducing #TriChat

  1. How exciting!! I try to participate in twitter chats, but always find them to be during inopportune times for me!

  2. Sounds awesome! Great opportunity girl!

  3. USA Triathlon – you rock! What a great idea and just followed via facebook and twitter. Looking forward to the inaugural #trichat this weekend.

  4. Wow this is awesome! And so cool that USA Triathalon is getting involved! I’ll definitely be tuning as a wanna-be tri! 😀

  5. This is so cool! I’ve never participated in twitter chats. For some reason it intimidates me haha. I’m sure you will enjoy this 🙂

  6. This is really neat! I’m still so new to Twitter, and I feel like I’m still learning how to do everything. A Twitter chat sounds cool….I wonder if they have one for backpackers?!

  7. I might have to join Twitter for this! Great idea! 🙂

  8. Really psyched about this. Awesome!

  9. Great idea, Carrie! This also reminded me to remember when #RunChat is since I haven’t joined in like two months. Whooooops.

  10. I just got into #runchat this past Sunday, and I am hooked. I guess my increasing love of twitter caused by the running/blogging community is to blame. I will have to check out yours this weekend. I am not a triathlete yet, but I plan on it once I can afford a bike.

    • Yeah, getting a bike is an investment, but there are plenty of options like searching Craigslist, buying a used one, etc. Hope to see you on Sunday!

  11. Very cool. I’ve done runchat a few times but I am honestly always busy at the time. They need to be doing a 6am when I’m having my morning coffee LOL.

  12. YES!! I will participate in this! Love it! I would definitely be interested in hosting this with you guys sometime if you continue to do it.

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