If your summer racing season is done and dusted, and you’re looking outside the box for something new to motivate you – then triathlon could well be it.
The long running joke cemented by the Velominati rule Rule 42 (a bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run) might put some cyclists off the idea of the three pronged sport.
There are also Aquathlons (swim and run) and Duathlons (run, bike, run). Distances can very however – traditional classifications are: Someone training for a sprint triathlon is going to have a very different schedule when compared to an athlete preparing for an Ironman event. Athletes will focus on improving their ability to hold a fairly high intensity for an extended period of time.Triathlon suits: everything you need to know Triathlon suits are either sleeveless, or have flexible shoulder panels.They’re quick drying, and the chamois is much thinner than that found in cycling shorts – this is more comfortable on the run.However, some key considerations exist across all distances… You can have the best fitness in the world, and be much slower than someone who hardly trains but has impeccable form.If you’re new to swimming, it’s advisable that you attend some coached sessions – either at a local swimming or triathlon club or 1-on-1 at a leisure centre. In this case, tumble turns are not allowed – touch turns only.