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Importance of Training for a Triathlon

Feb 4, 2007 |

Low Jeremy provides the following article about the importance of training for a triathlon:

A plan remains to be a plan not until some action pushes it to realize its potentials. All of us are capable of making a good start and see our start to its end with each plan that we do. However, our greatest fear is not that we cannot make them. It is the fear that we know our capacities yet we never maximize them nor use parts of them.

In a game of endurance, we have to understand that we should optimize our full strengths and work on our failures as we flex our physical and mental muscles to work.

Proper training may help you gather majority of their benefits yet there are always some things that you inertly have which largely contribute to your mastery of the sports.

It all starts with a plan, a goal that is workable. Achievable goals are more likely to lead you to success than those placed beyond your reach. Triathlon training will not only accustom your physical body to the risk of joining the game, it will also recreate your willingness to continue despite the fatigue and the ever-present negative voice that tells you “you wont make it, quit it now or race in vain”.

Triathlon trainings vary in length. A few months may move you through a short sprint triathlon but stuffs like Iron Man Triathlon competitions must be taken seriously as to take a minimum of 1 year training period.

Considering that the event covers three endurance sports, it is no wonder why even professionals takes years before they can actually master the techniques to win the title.

Anyone has his or her weak sport. And as a rule in triathlon training, one must focus more on the weak sport and save the latter training on your forte.

Someone said if you train on a slow mode, you’ll get a slow result. If you however modify your training towards the fast mode then the result will also be fast. There must be some truths on this. The sad part though is that we normally can’t train consistently.

Your training must not only include routines that will facilitate improvements on the sports involved. You must also get enough practice on adapting yourself on the transition stages.

Having the edge on any of the sport would never be enough if all the distance you gathered are bargained with tripping on your swim-run transition. Switching from one momentum to another is not inertly equipped within our system. We must teach our bodies to adjust.

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