Put simply, a triathlon is a multi-discipline sport that involves racing over set distances in three sections. The standard triathlon usually begins with swimming, followed by cycling and finishing with running. The sport has come a great distance since 1974 and is considered a big challenge for those who are looking for something new to try. It is a very tough race and can take anywhere from 1 hour to 10 hours to complete. Here at Fitness Training Solutions, we’re going to go over everything there is to know about a triathlon…

Swimming

In beginner triathlon events, most of the swim event will take place in a pool however Olympic distance events will include what is deemed an ‘open water’ swim, which tends to occur in a lake, sea or river.

Cycling

After the swim event, the cycling section follows and is usually the part that take up most of a competitors overall time. Frequent competitors may invest in an expensive bike that is specialised for the competition however beginner triathletes are known to ride their old mountain bikes.

Running

Finally, the running section completes the triathlon. It is known for competitors to describe their legs as ‘feeling like cement’ after dismounting their bike however the correct training can help with this.

Sometimes people who are looking to compete in a triathlon will consult the expertise of a personal trainer in order to ensure they are meeting their full potential for the event. Here at Fitness Training Solutions, our personal training courses teach you how to adapt your skills for each client and their requirements. Get in contact today to find out more information!