6 years ago I participated in my first triathlon. I remember like it was yesterday…and boy, was I nervous! How would I hold up compared to the other athletes? Will I remember where my bike is set up in the transition area? How the heck am I going to run after swimming AND biking?
I had so many things running through my mind. Luckily, my dad was doing the race with me. (He is a seasoned triathlete and helped me with training prior to the race.) He calmly reminded me that I had put in hard work, now it is time to just have fun. I can happily say that I did. It was an amazing experience to finish my first tri and could’t wait to do more. I fell in love with the sport after that first race!
There are many different levels of triathlons; super sprint, sprint, olympic, ITU long, 70.3 ironman, and 140.6 ironman. With this 6 week training plan, you will be set for your first sprint level tri. This consists of a 0.5mi (750m) swim, 12.4 (20km) bike, and a 3.1 (5km) run. If you can find an hour a day to workout, you have plenty of time to train for your first sprint.
In triathlons people will pass you and you will pass others…it’s all a part of the game. Don’t get discouraged if you see people going by you in the bike, you may end up passing them in then run. Triathlons are funny like that. I can always count on passing people in the swim and bike, but running is not my game. So, I know I will have someone passing me during that event. Just remember to have fun!
Make sure while you are training to keep your post workout habits healthy so that you get the most from your efforts. Stay hydrated and watch your nutrition. Practice eating what you would on race day, so that you know how your body is going to react.
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