After running track in high school and college I felt burned out. I almost quit running. Then a friend talked me into biking with him. It was 1994. That’s when I bought a used road bike. Then I moved to the US, I got married and my wife asked me to swim with her. Unfortunately I had never swum before. For the past 3 years I have been competing in local sprints triathlons and I have always finished in the top 10% or better.
This is how I got into triathlon. If I did it almost anybody can do it.
At first triathlon training may seem scary and that is why I will try to summarize a few tips for whoever wants to try and get their feet wet with triathlon. I can assure you that you will be hooked.
There are many more aspects to triathlon that makes it an interesting sport: transitions, gears, bike repairs, open water and wetsuits, brick workouts, 5AM swim workouts, schedule fitting, priority setting… Contact me or search for a local triathlon team if you need more directions. But before you start make sure you decide to have fun. After all, triathlon is just a sport. Your body and your family at home will thank you for that.
Triathlete and ACE Certified Personal Trainer
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