Easy Tips for Triathletes

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1. Pick the right race
There are 3 main types of triathlon based on distance

a. Sprint-tri
• A 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike, and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run.
b. Olympic tri
• A 1.5-kilometer (0.93-mile) swim, 40-kilometer (25-mile) bike, and 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run.
c. Ultra
• A 3.8-kilometer (2.4-mile) swim, 180.2-kilometer (112.0-mile) bike, and a 42.2-kilometer (26.2-mile) run.

If you are a first timer, it is better if you start to a shorter race.

2. Spend on gear
Your most basic need is a tri suit, your gear is not about fashion it’s all about function. You also need helmet, running shoes, bike and water belt.

3. Plan your workout
Plan a training time that balance your family and work time and then stick to your goals.

4. Work your weakness
Basically in the 3 sports of triathlon there is one sport that you’re weaker at. So, it’s better to train hard in parts that you don’t like as much.

5. Practice Bricking
Bricking means doing 2 of the sport again2x just like you will do in the race.

6. Master swimming
Some hard obstacles for most new triathletes is the swim portion which is the beginning of the race. As it can be quiet intimidating since you will be in the water with over 100 people.

7. Hydrate yourself
Drink more water to replace your sweat and it adds vitamins, nutrients, sugar and electrolytes to keep you going.

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