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Most pools I have been to in Finland are connected to a gym. Not sure if Yrjönkadun uimahalli has one, though it is an experience to go there (short, oldschool pool where you swim naked)
Outside running in February is just fine, if you have the right equipment...
I don't have accommodation booked yet, I would love to do so in central'ish location where training would be doable:)
Also, you could go XC Skiing. There are trails all over the place and it's a great workout.
Also, take advantage of the saunas. They're ubiquitous and wonderful. Although those generally involve nakedness as well...not sure if you're against that.
"hei" is "hello"
"kiitos" is "thank you"
I'm living here and just spend some time swimming in the greatest pool in finland. This is called "mäkelänrinne". It has olympic 50m pool with 16 lanes (usually 8lanes with 50m and other part is split into double 25m 8 lanes). This pool has hosted big events, such as european championchips. If you go there early morning you might get your own lane. On weekends at later time i.e. 7pm you migh get this also... This pool can be reached via tram from central in 10minutes or so.. Summer time you could use velodrome on other side of the steet.
There is gym on second floor with treadmills etc. But for sure you can run outside. Depending of weather it migh be cold, but currently we dont have snow on the ground. But in february, you never know.
Let me know if you need more info, happy to help. Depending where you will stay there is various gyms, places to run etc.
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Im february we should have lots of snow, but in case we get another black winter there are lots of good places to run. Keskuspuisto os the big park in the middle of the city. It has miles upon miles of good gravelroads and trails. In case the streets are covered with snow and ice you'll have no problems finding a gym with treadmills. If you have any questions feel free to pm me aswell.
Finally got some snow and ice to make the running more interesting ;). Fairly warm weather also, so no problems with the cold when running.
If you still like endurance stuff Helsinki triathlon is the biggest club in the area, about 500 members I think. Lots of cuclinggroups, but HePo is the biggest one with lots of rides every week.
See bottom of page for English version. They also have other groups, so might be a good idea to just get in touch with them.
Another good alternative could be to throw out a question in English here:
That is the section for running groups in a popular runners forum. It obviously involves a certain amount of trust though.
If you want to swim, check out Yrjonkatu swimming pool: https://www.hel.fi/...onkatu-swimming-hall. Fun fact - Yrjon translates to George and katu is street. Yrjon is the Finnish equivalent of Ralph - as into puke.
Indoor biking - I never really sought that out.
What part of town are you in? What hotel are you staying in? Hotel Kamp and the Glo Kluuvi in the City Center share a decent gym with an awesome spa/sauna.
Running outdoors wasn't bad at all on the one day when it wasn't snowing. Many sidewalks were clear enough. Other days I just stuck to the treadmill - I have enough trouble staying upright as it is.
Didn't get a chance to visit the tri shop in town. Maybe next time.
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Happy to return the favor if any of y'all find you in Corpus Christi, TX.