getting started help please

Guest  Aug 1st 2006 at 11:04
Hi to all,

Could someone please help me. I have for years tried to convince myself that i want to complete a triathlon avent now at the age of 33 i have built up the courage and the pounds (Weight). How would i start on the road of the triathlon considering i have a family and work. Can someone please offer some advice,

Thank you in advance,


5 replies
eaylcr  Aug 1st 2006 at 17:02
2 options,

1) Join a club
2) Start to run / swim / bike on your own

Personaly I went for option 2 as was nervous about my ability compared to everyone else.
Turns out club members are fairly normal & nothing to be scared of so I would suggest looking at the british triathlon website for clubs in your area & get yourself over to for some better advice.

Guest  Aug 1st 2006 at 17:34
As a coach and PT the best advice I can think of is get out there and have a go. BUT take it slow and rest rest rest, think about your goals and work out a plan of how to get there. Think about a base fitness stage to just get fit and used to the disciplines, a preparation stage that will start bringing in harder and shorter training, and a final competition stage to prepare you mentally and physically for racing. Take it slow and REST. But most of all get out there, listen to your body and enjoy it!
Guest  Aug 4th 2006 at 13:46
Thank you for the advice, I am starting my training on monday 7th august and going to give it a go, will log all my results and let all know how\'s it going


Oziem  Aug 4th 2006 at 14:17
Good luck! Hope TriBlogs helps you follow a structured programme. Remember too listen too your body and taking it easy to begin with will help prevent overuse injuries.
"Must tri harder"
scottm  Aug 5th 2006 at 18:11

I\'m fairly new to this tri stuff, only stated riding a bike last summer and then progressed steadliy to bring in the other 2 disciplnes as a way of losing weight and moving away from contact sport. It is all personal this game, what you think you can achieve is entirely up to yourself and getting advice and mixng with like minded individuals is about the best thing you can do. if you are able, try and get at least one sprint tri in, before the season ends, I didn\'t last year and so my first was Marazion Middle Distance, so there was a bit of the unexpected on a massive scale. Just enjoy it and like the PT dude said rest, is important, but also listening to your body is the greatest ability you need to develop, good luck
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