The most common New Year’s resolution out there is health related. Either to shed a few pounds, eat healthier, or finish a first race (or first race at any given distance). Just walk around your work and ask people, or scroll thru your social media feeds and you’ll see what I’m talking about! It’s always a great time of year! I love hearing the stories from people saying they signed up for their first 5k race this year, their first marathon, triathlon etc. Even my own wife signed up to do her own half marathon after only doing 5ks previously! There’s always to buyer’s remorse however after people sign up and that feeling of "NOW WHAT” do I do?! It’s pretty typical for people to get excited about their goals, pull out Mr. Credit Card and sign up for a race without knowing what that goal entails. Fortunately for you; if you are reading this you are already on the right track! Beginner Triathlete is a great place for people to get started as the name implies. And, while the name implies triathletes, there’s many runners and cyclists on the site as well since triathlon of course involves all 3 sports so even if you are just getting into running or cycling BT is a great source of information! From the forums, to the mentor groups, to the many coaches and athletes who comment, you have plenty of resources here. Here’s a quick checklist for you to get started and ensure you accomplish your goals this year!
I love that we can be part of the sport, and that as a coach I can help people accomplish their goals. I’ve been a long member, contributor, and commenter on Beginner Triathlete as I believe it adds tons of value and helps many people, and I’ve also included a couple of free 5k and Sprint Triathlon plans on my website for signing up for my newsletter to help people get started.
Tony Zamora is a USA Triathlon Level 2 coach, founder & Chief Endurance Officer of Chicago based Endorphin Hub, LLC – an online endurance sports coaching & consulting service. Tony shares his lifelong passion for triathlon by working with athletes around the world looking to improve their health through endurance sports. From working with 1st time triathletes, to those looking to go for the podium, our motto is “Inspiring Lives, One Race at a Time”. Follow Endorphin Hub on Instagram @endorphinhubllc and on his blog at www.endorphinhub.com