Train for your first Triathlon

If you want to do a triathlon, but aren’t sure you can do it, rest assured – you can train for your first one in just 3 months. This article contains simple steps to prepare you for your first triathlon.

Enter a race

If you want to sign up for your first triathlon, it’s pretty simple:

Step 1 Visit the event finder on the British Triathlon site.

Step 2 Find a date 3 months out from now.

Step 3 Find a race labelled as a “sprint triathlon.” The exact distances will vary for these shorter triathlon shorter races due to the terrain of the specific course.

Step 4 Choose a race close to you that’s 2-3 months out and sign up. Now!

With a date in the diary you can work backwards.

Triathlon gear

Triathlon gear can be expensive...

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Triathlon Workout in 60min

Wise time management in triathlon training has as much to do with making wise choices about your energy as it does with your weekly plans or your annual training calendar.

I’m going to talk you through a triathlon workout in 60 minutes which is perfect if you’re pushed for time but will still maximise your energy. Fit it into your lunch hour if you can, or it will easily slot into your week – one hour is only 4% of your day after all.

Researchers from the University of Bristol found 72% of those who exercised during a work break reported improvements in time management, 79% found their mental performance boosted, and 74% said they were able to better manage their workload.

The key to improving your productivity lies in the gym...

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BFunctional launch

Introducing Bethan Fowler at BFunctional

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I constantly strive for ambitious goals, high standards and dedication, I encourage my clients to adopt the same attitude and actions! I promote the importance that physical activity plays in life through adopting a holistic approach with clients in addressing physical activitydiet and lifestyle, thereby focusing on long term health and happiness.

Sport has been an integral part of my life both professionally [P.E. teacher] and personally.  I have represented regional and national standard in Athletics, Cross Country, Hockey and Netball. I have competed in triathlon for many years reaching GB age group across a variety of distances and for the last two years competed as a Professional Ironman Triathlete on the elite circuit...

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Winter Wardrobe Tips

This is an extension to my recent article on ‘Winter Training Tips’, in which I explained how winter training needs to compliment your training in the competitive season. To ensure this process is effective what you wear during the winter is a crucial factor.

I have put together six winter wardrobe essentials for your off-season/winter training to help you be a warm, comfortable and safe triathlete.

Cycling and Running Wardrobe essentials:

  1. Winter Gloves and Socks – Ensuring the extremities are warm and dry [Recommended brands proven to work – Seal Skinz and Fusion]
  2. Waterproof, windproof and breathable Jacket – keeping the vital organs warm is a priority particularly when you pick-up speed [Recommended brand – Fusion]
  3. Tights – warm tights for running and even waterproof bib tig...
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What to buy a triathlete for Christmas!

If you’re pondering over potential gifts for friends and family, then look no further than these top gifts for those that dabble in one of the fastest growing sports – triathlon! I have put together some top suggestions, thanks to those who offered some personal suggestions also [you know who you are!].

♪♪“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:”

  1. Bike-Fit
  2. Winter Socks & Gloves
  3. Race entry
  4. Coaching Plan
  5. Massage Balls
  6. Nordic Oil
  7. Off-road trainers
  8. 1Band ID
  9. GPS Watch
  10. Sport Earphones
  11. Turbo DVD
  12. Cranberries

……and a happy triathlete I’ll be!”♪♪

[for further ideas please see an extended version of this list on the tredz blog ]

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