Here is the first of 10 tips for beginning triathletes who are preparing for any sprint to olympic distance race. Embarking upon a triathlon is an exciting, rewarding experience. With the proper training and equipment, you can ensure that you finish strongly and safely in your next triathlon.
Training Tip #1:
Set a goal for yourself: You should set a personal goal for yourself before starting your training. Your goal can be as simple as completing the race, or finishing the race in a certain time. Try to avoid setting goals that seem unattainable in order to avoid disappointment on race day. This goal is YOUR goal, not your friend's or your training buddy's. This will help you focus during your training sessions leading up to the race.
To learn more about goal setting read Coach Amy Anderson's article on Goal Setting Techniques. Amy Anderson has been coaching triathletes and runners for over 5 years. She is an accomplished Ironman finisher and Boston Qualifier.
Look for Tip #2 tomorrow!