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Short Guide to Beginners Triathlon

Andrei Lozovik

For those people who are not familiar with the world of triathlon, this sport may seem difficult. There is so much to be learned, so much to be done, so much to buy, but do not allow that stop you from becoming part of this wonderful way of life.

Establish Your Base

If you do fall under the novice category, it is highly recommended that you begin with competing in a sprint distance triathlon for your first game. It usually consists swimming a length of .47 mile, 12.5-mile biking and running a 3.1-mile length. These distances are definitely attainable for a first time tri-athlete player, especially if you stick to a great training curriculum. But before you jump into training to contend in all the three sports, you need to work on your endurance by concentrating on just one sport. Start by preparing in just one sport for 4 days a week, increasing the distance by 10% every week.

Building from the Ground Up

Anticipate that the first week or two to be hard as you develop your cardiovascular system, but you will also notice the changes in you as your stamina builds up. Keep in mind, though, that training too much can be as harmful, if not more harmful, than not training at all. Contrary to what you probably have formerly known, it is during your moments of rest that your body restores itself and grows stronger. For this, you must include 7 days of lower intensity level (a decrease of about 40%) every month in training for a sprint triathlon or in any triathlon. You will find that right after this essential break, you would return to your usual daily activities with revitalized vigor, making your workouts much more effective and efficient.

Training all 3 Aspects

After 3-5 months of building up your stamina, you are now prepared to apply the two sports into your system. You would find that introducing 2 new sports into your training curriculum would hugely For each sport the goal is two times a week. From this, you may determine what is most effective for you. If you like going for 6 days on, with just one day off, by all means, continue training that way. There are other people who choose dealing 2 sports or even all three sports in a day, providing them 2-3 rest days rather than just one. Know which is most effective for you with regard to results and schedule is involved. Make changes when and where you should confuse your body so that you don't hit a plateau. In some days you just won't feel like doing exercises, but if you maintain it and remain consistent, your hard work will definitely compensate during the event.

Performance Consistency

Do not be too much concerned with how quick you swim, bike or run if you are just a beginner preparing for a sprint triathlon. Your main goal should be performing all three sports for as long as you can without stopping - put differently how long you would last. You must be used to swimming continuously for a minimum of half a mile or much better if you get used to swimming a mile. You don't have to worry about anything on the day of the event once you build up your endurance until you are able to cover a distance that is greater than what you will be doing on the day of the competition. When you are comfortable with this after you achieve a few triathlons under your belt, speed will surely follow.


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