June 30, 2009
If you've ever seen a triathlon, you've probably found yourself inspired by people testing their physical and mental limits. You may have even thought of competing in a triathlon. Moving from inspiration to participation often can prove a daunting task. But making that move may be easier than you think.
Sprint triathlons offer an easy entry point into the world of triathlons. Triathlon distances fall into four basic categories:
Sprint distances are usually low key affairs with lots of beginners dipping their toes in the triathlon waters. Training for a sprint distance is much easier from a time-management perspective as well. Here are my seven tips for getting started:
Follow my seven tips and you'll be well on your way to becoming a triathlete. As a triathlete, you get all the benefits of cross training and the variety of having different workouts throughout the week. You are also participating in events that most of us did as kids. You'll be surprised with just how easy it is.
Warning: This can become addicting!
Michael has competed in many triathlons up to the full Ironman distance in 2009. He's completed 21 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He's the current Kentucky State Cyclocross Champion and won the prestigious Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series.
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