“Each of us was born with wings…(and) has the ability to go farther than we ever thought possible, to do things beyond our wildest imaginings.”
– Barbara Stanny
Are you tired of the same workouts? Are you looking for a level of fitness that your current physical activity can’t offer? Have you walked a marathon, half marathon and participate in relay walks but are interested in doing other sports, something different? Have your years of running impacted your ability to run or now determine how many miles you can run injury free? Do you miss the competitive atmosphere, or want to attempt something competitive? Are you looking for a new challenge? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may want to consider training for a triathlon.
Are you intrigued by the thought of participating in a multisport event, such as a sprint-triathlon? The past decade has seen the triathlon reach international proportions. A triathlon is defined as sport competition composed of three activities: swimming, bicycling, and running. Triathlons range in difficulty from the Ironman Triathlon (est. 1978) in Hawaii-a 2½ mile swim, 112-mile bicycle race and 26-mile run to the shorter distance sprint triathlon consisting of 450 yard swim, a 13-mile bicycle race, and 3.1-mile run. Training for a triathon is the ultimate in cross training. Cross training is a way of adding variety to your exercise program and improve overall fitness.
Can you ride a bike and swim, but are feeling limited because you love to walk or are a disabled runner? Don’t be. There is an alternative to the running portion of the event – consider racewalking the ‘run’ leg.