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CONCHATHON III, ON THE HORIZON

Remar Sutton
Column: STYLE PLUS; FIT OVER 40
May 21, 1990; Page b5

What's your favorite summer memory? What and where was it? Who were you with? Well, this calendar is going to help you create new, life-changing memories this summer.

It also will change the way you think about yourself, guaranteed, if you simply follow it day-by-day, a little at a time.

In 19 weeks, the calendar will have you swimming 440 yards, biking 10 kilometers and jogging or fast-walking 1.2 miles. In case you don't know it, that'll make you a triathlete.

And do we have an event for your debut -- the Third Annual Washington Post Conchathon, Sunday, Oct. 7. You'll swim in an indoor pool, then bike and run in downtown D.C. with thousands (okay, maybe dozens) cheering you on.

The calendar is also versatile. You can follow it alone or with friends or family, exercise at night if you're too nervous to be seen in the day, or swim, bike and run fast if you're already in shape.

Becoming a triathlete ... Isn't that some goal for the summer?

Here's how you do it:

Cut out the calendar and take a 15-minute walk today.

Don't worry about speed unless you're already in shape.

Why not make a real commitment and put your name in the pot for the Oct. 7 Conchathon right now?

Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Conchathon, Public Relations Department, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.

As always, slots are limited, and your envelope will hold you an honored starting position.

If you've never trained before, write me at P.O. Box 77033, Atlanta, Ga. 30357. I'll put you on our free mailing list.

If you're over 40 or less than healthy, have a physical during the next week or two.

Right around you is someone who needs a little nudge into Conchdom, just as you do. Why not find a walking partner right now.

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