Beginner Triathlete Training For a Triathlon Event
As a beginner triathlete training for a triathlon event, it can be exciting and frightening. I can relate all too well the thoughts of how I was going to train for my first event.
Without a coach or a common interested friend, it may hard to push yourself or even find the most effective way to train properly.
Here are a few encouraging pointers that I hope will relieve the stress and worry from your mind
# 1 It is actually a fun way to get in shape. With the three consecutive events in triathlon: swimming, biking and running … it is hard to get bored.
# 2 Stay focused on your goal. DO NOT get discouraged. If you get negative feedback from your friends or family … use it like fuel. Sometimes, they will realize how serious you are about it when they see your hard earned work has paid off.
# 3 Remember …. it is not enough to just write your goals down. Make a conscious decision to succeed on those goals. Beginners should always take baby steps in training every day.
# 4 Triathlon training is not for the weak. If this is what you really want to do, then do it with the mind set of knowing that you CAN do anything, if you put your heart and mind to it, you can be the winner every time … no matter where you place in an event.
# 5 If you feel anxious on your off days from training, enjoy calmly walking around a park or even your neighborhood. Invite a family member, friend or a dog if you have one. You will not only be keeping your body in check, but also enjoying a break from the power workouts you are normally doing and most importantly … peace of mind.
# 6 Do not be afraid …. to finish what you started. The accomplishment of feeling "accomplished" from your success, whether you finish first or last can only be experienced through just doing it. You get out of it what you put into it.
Starting out small is a great step towards getting a feel for what the road lies ahead. If you think you want to just run a small marathon or sprint event, make sure you give yourself at least four months to prepare for it. Plus, it is a good way to meet other people with similar interest. They can also give some good advice or ideas on some exercises that use to get ready.