So here you are. You are curious about this popular sport of triathlon and triathlon training. Can I do it? How much time do I have to commit? There are many questions, but if you have come this far to stumble upon this page and are still reading, the chances are you are closer to doing your first triathlon than you think. Please notice, I did not say "your first race", I said "your first triathlon".
I will never for get my first Tri. It was a sprint, .5 mile swim, 14 mile bike, and a 5k run. My problem was I thought it was a "race". Needless to say I felt as though my lungs were going to explode!
Lesson Number 1 for newbees, its not a race, have fun. The goal is to finish. As you progress with the sport there will be plenty of opportunities to "race" yourself, your friends, or the clock.
Warning!! This sport is addicting! I did my first sprint at the age of 29, and over 100 races later, consisting of all distances and 3 full IRONMAN races I'm still at it.
So whats next? There is so much information out there where does one begin? Relax that is where this is this site comes in to help.
For safe swimming tips for the new Triathlete click on the video below:
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For many new triathletes, the swim leg can cause the most pre-race anxiety. In addition to being comfortable swimming the race distance, one should be comfortable swimming with others. This is something that is often hard to train for. Knocked goggles, pushing and bumping does occur and if you are prepared you will be able to keep your heart rate down and finish the swim unaffected. Below is a video of some simple swim tips to make you a more efficient and relaxed swimmer.
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