Triathlon 101: Train for your first big race
By Rick Hellard
By Rick Hellard
This article was well organized and very informative on Triathlons. How the Triathlon was created was explained, information on how to prepare for a Triathlon, and what to keep in mind during a Triathlon was included in this article.
The story of the creation of the Triathlon was very interesting: In 1979 three men; a cyclist, a swimmer, and a runner all proposed that their sport required more fitness the any other. This lead to the making of the Triathlon which is a race where the participant has to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.195 miles. I like that the article suggests that you shouldn’t be concerned with the performance and timing of other participants but instead you should be most concerned about your safety, being enthusiastic, going as fast as you can, and having fun. This article also gives a lot of tips and ways of training your body so that you will be comfortable with the distance of the race.
I gave this article three stars because it was interesting to learn about the Triathlon and had a lot of useful information on how to prepare your body and helpful tips for if you want to compete in a Triathlon.
Hellard, Rick. "Triathlon 101: Train for your first big race". Ottawa Outdoors Magazine. OttawaOutdoors.ca. Online. October 10,2012. <http://ottawaoutdoors.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=176%3Aswim-bike-and-run-to-better-health&catid=35%3Aadventure-articles&Itemid=60>