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Triathlon Training Plans Of Action

Feb 2, 2008
Your triathlon training plans might be admirable goals, but until you act on them, they will only be plans. They won't become a reality until you take action.

Anyone can come up with a good plan, but few people have the willpower to see those plans through. If you're going to compete in a triathlon, you must have determination. If you aren't determined, you will never achieve your training or race day goals.

When you're planning for a triathlon, you need to get to know your strengths and weaknesses; you want to make the most of your strengths and reduce your weaknesses, both physically and mentally. By following a proper training routine, you will learn more about yourself and develop a strategy for improving yourself all the way around.

But the triathlon training plan starts everything. When you do this, you need to begin with reachable goals.

You are much more likely to carry out your entire plan to the end when you are able to reach small goals continually. When it comes to triathlon training, you aren't just training your body. You are also teaching your mind how to handle fatigue and ignore the negative voices nagging at you to give up.

How long will you be training? That largely depends on the type of triathlon you're competing in. A few months will probably suffice for a mini triathlon. But if an Ironman Triathlon is more what you have in mind, you'll need at least a year or more of training.

Remember, even hardcore athletes take a very long time to prepare themselves for races; after all, triathlons consist of three different sports. If you're a little weak in any one of these three events, it's critical that you focus on training hard for that sport. When you are competent in your "weakest" sport, you can shift your attention to improving all three.

When training for your triathlon, you need to also make sure that your triathlon training plans include time to practice the transitions. Your body will have a difficult time adjusting to different muscle group usage.

If you ride a bike for a while and then switch to running, your body is going to be a little confused and will need time to register that it's time to use a different group of muscles. You'll need to know what it feels like to transition from one sport to another. Find out the order of the events of the triathlon you'll be competing in so you'll be able to adjust your plans accordingly.
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Before you start your triathlon training , make sure to read our Triathlon Training Schedule , and Triathlon Training Programs .
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