Maybe you’re curious about triathlon. Maybe you have friends who race, but you don’t feel athletic enough to race with them. Maybe you just want a big scary goal to shake up your comfort zone. Whatever your reason for wanting to tri, we all have reasons for why we haven’t started yet. It took a … Continue reading What’s holding you back?
Back in December I talked a little bit about planning for your 2017 season. But what about those of you who are just thinking about embarking on a triathlon journey? Where do you start? In the upcoming months here at The Anxious Triathlete, we’re going to get back to basics. If you’re someone who has … Continue reading How do you know if you’re ready to train for a triathlon?
Remember how I mentioned that I’m setting some big new goals for myself this year? Well, I’m officially going half crazy, because this year I’m taking my triathlon game to a new level… I’m racing a HALF IRONMAN!!! That’s 1.2 miles of swimming 56 miles of biking And 13.1 miles of running Phew! For months … Continue reading A New “Why”
On Tuesday I went out for a quick open water swim in my local bay. The tide was so low, it ended up being more like an open-water wade. Normally I swim over the weeds and icky mud that collects just off shore, but this time I had to walk through it, above the ankle, … Continue reading What’s a Turtle?
Rest is so crucial to your triathlon training plan, but it’s often the hardest part of the program. You spend so much time doing the work that when you have to stop moving it can feel like you’re sliding backwards. Stop thinking that way! Rest is crucial to allow your muscles to repair, rebuild, and … Continue reading Rest: The Hardest Discipline
I’ve met some great people doing triathlon, and I’ve developed friendships with people who like to train like I do (ie for fun and with beer involved). I love heading out for a group swim or bike ride, even though I usually can’t keep up. And the fact that I can’t keep up motivates me … Continue reading Making New Friends!
Before you head out on your solo bike adventure, make sure you’re ready to go by checking off the following tasks: Give your bike the once over Lightly run your hands over your tires while visually examining them. I say lightly, because if there’s something sticking out of your tire it’s likely sharp, and you … Continue reading Pre-Bike Check: Cleared to Ride!