Triathlon is a solo sport. You can train with friends, be on a triathlon team, and even do a relay, but on race day it’s up to you to compete. One of my favorite things about this sport is that it has forced me to be brave and to take on more solo adventures. Take … Continue reading A Case for Solo Adventures
Okay, so we talked about needing to get your baseline fitness up before tackling tri-training. But how exactly do you do that? Using the pool, spin bike, and treadmill can be rather boring, but when the workout includes a variety of distances, speeds, and efforts, time will fly by. Using the pool, spin bike, and … Continue reading Baseline Improvements: Workouts to get you ready to train
I think I was most anxious about getting on and off the bike. This probably had something to do with my attempting to mount the bike like a horse went I went shopping. I just had this nightmare vision of me trying to get off the bike when I got to the end of the … Continue reading Bike Basics: The most basic of basics
I did 95% of my bike training for my first race on a stationary bike in front of the tv. I thought that I could build up the endurance on the stationary bike and be just fine when I acquired a bike bike, and I was half right. I did build up the endurance, but I … Continue reading Bike Basics: Securing Your First Ride
Going into my first race, I thought the bike would be the quickest and easiest portion of the day. I learned to ride a bike when I was a kid. I averaged 23-26 miles on the spin bike during a 50 minute class. The course organizers promoted the bike course as a “flat and fast … Continue reading My First Bike Race: Am I Done Yet?
My first introduction to triathlete was through the Ironman World Championship coverage on NBC. I remember being in the gym at the time and realizing that my pitiful circuit workout was little more than a warm up for these superhumans. I choked up hearing their stories. I marveled at their commitment. And I thought, “I … Continue reading Welcome!