Triathlon - Newbie of Newbies Here in the D/FW area :P
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10-01-08, 07:04 AM
Hello all! I have been thinking of trying a triathalon for quite a while however, I never knew anyone who ever did or attempted one before and kept puting it off. I do ride my bike quite a bit but i'm a bit nervous about the swimming. I'm looking into swimming lessons but as far as actually training for a triathalon....I'm stuck. I don't know where to begin. Do I just go out my front door and start running? I know one of the challeges I will have is nutrition. I eat terrible and I know I'll have to change that if i'm going to begin this process but I think I need some help. I got a few books but I guess i'm a bit overwhelmed. I live in the Flower Mound area but the closest teams I can find are in Dallas. Any advice for a new newbie? Thanks for all your help!
10-02-08, 08:14 PM
hey Shantar, there's tons of good info for beginning triathletes out there, and in Flower Mound, look of Bikes Inc (shop) and their club, Team Bicycles Inc - they have group rides in the area.
also here on BikeForums, check in with the regional Texas group, lots of DFW folks there.
also check out http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/
Mad Duck Sports
(also, learn how to spell "triathlon")
10-05-08, 08:42 PM
Do get some lessons, but check out trifind.com and pick a sprint distance race with a short swim. Some are even done in pools. Get a wetsuit and you'll be fine. Problems on the swim are almost entirely psychological, so you need to address that so you don't DNF based on panic in the swim start.
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