Triathlon is a sport that includes three sports: swimming, cycling and running. It can take place in different settings. This allows athletes to discover new horizons each time.
What is a triathlon?
Triathlon is a sport that is practiced according to the athlete’s level and the rhythm he or she wishes to undertake. Thus, the distance to be covered varies according to the competition. To vary the fun, swimming can be done in the sea, in a pool, in a river or in a lake, while running is generally done on roads or paths.
During the competition, the three events are linked together. Nevertheless, the athlete has a few minutes to refuel between each event before resuming the race. To be successful, it is not enough to be efficient. Speed is also essential when changing sports equipment.
What are the benefits of triathlon?
Triathlon is a complete sport accessible to all levels. It is practiced individually or in teams. Its greatest asset is that it strengthens the cardiovascular system and prevents muscle loss. In addition, the three sports practiced are complementary and work endurance and all the muscles of the body. This helps to eliminate excess fat and refine the silhouette.
Moreover, it is a sport that will make you discover new horizons each time, an outdoor sport that will never tire you. No two outings are alike. You will enjoy a different nature at each competition and share moments of pleasure with your loved ones. Finally, triathlon does not require any specific equipment, just a swimsuit, swimming goggles, running shoes and a bike!
How to succeed in a triathlon competition?
You don’t need to be a pro swimmer or cyclist to participate in a triathlon. You just need to know how to swim, run and ride a bike. So as not to get discouraged from the start, choose a simple course and a distance that is accessible to beginners. Once registration is complete, you should prepare yourself as best you can for the event and learn about the rules. Also check the course to be completed (flat course, etc.) and train accordingly.
In addition, you need equipment adapted to your morphology to put all the chances on your side. A wetsuit adapted to your size is strongly recommended. It allows you to swim faster and to benefit from good thermal protection. Nevertheless, try to swim to avoid unpleasant surprises. Finally, train for transitions. It’s very important to be fast to make the transition from swimming to cycling and from cycling to running. On the day of the competition, it is best to arrive early to prepare the ground.