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Training for my first Triathlon


Monday, July 15, 2013

One of my coworkers signed up for a ladies-only triathlon, and it sounded like a neat experience so I signed up, too! It's a 400 meter swim, 9 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run.

I have run 5Ks, 8Ks, and 10Ks. I have never, EVER swam or biked competitively. However, the race organizers assured us that this is all about empowerment and having fun - they don't care if you water jog, ride slow, or walk/run the 5k run. The fact that it is for women only was a major plus for me!

I started incorporating swimming and biking into my workouts, and now that the race is one month away I'm following a beginner's training plan to prepare.

Yesterday I did a "brick" - bike ride followed by a run. It was easier than I thought! My one major concern is the heat - I have been running on treadmills and the indoor track and I really need to do some outdoor training or else I will melt in the August heat. Today is a run-only workout, and tomorrow a long swim.

Does anyone have any advice for first-time triathletes?
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SKFEREBEE 7/15/2013 10:31PM

    I was thinking about signing up for that triathlon in 2014 or 2015 after I conquer the marathon. I wouldn't think the heat would affect your performance too much with the swim and bike ride. Just get in as many 5Ks outside as you can between now and then to acclimate your body. If you hydrate well throughout you should be o.k. Excited for you :o) Can't wait for your race report!

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TRICIAE2 7/15/2013 4:23PM

    I am curious too! I would love to find a Ladies-only triathalon near me!

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