Life in the fast lane with Triathlon Sports

Triathlons are the hardest endurance events you can sign up for, and they are a great way to set and accomplish fitness goals and overcome personal hurdles.  Completing one takes a lot of dedicated training, but just imagine the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the finish line.

Spreading out activities

Spreading out all three activities of swimming, biking, and running is the best way to go.  If you do it all in one day, it will be tough, so you should seek out a training plan or a coach who can help you with a strategy.

Generally, you should do one sport a day.  Once you have a good fitness base, you can try doing two sports a day.  For example, on a Monday you can do a hard bike ride in the morning and swim in the evening.

On Wednesday and Thursday, try going for an early run and a late swim.  Once in a while, or when getting close to race day, try doing a “brick run” off the bike.  Don’t overtrain!

Keeping track of your progress

There are multiple ways to keep track of your progress during the race. The first is the chip the organisers give you, but having a GPS watch to keep an eye on your time is a great tool to have as well.

This is a great device for understanding and tracking your pace, heart rate, and maybe most importantly, how much distance you have left.

Triathlon suits

The triathlon suit is your most important suit for the entire race.  You will wear it for the swim, bike and run.  So, you need to make sure it’s the right one for you.

Swim goggles

Goggles are the most important aspect of the swim and training.  Pure focus goggles are a streamlined, aerodynamic fit to your head to provide the least amount of resistance.

If we practice any sports regularly, we can be more active and healthier.