Great advice! My only other tip to add would be to get a coach!
Triathlon, as you probably already know, is three sports in one – it’s swimming immediately followed by cycling and then some running. And it’s typically accompanied by a wobbly-legged walk from the finish line to the nearest quiet corner where you can collapse in exhaustion and admire your finisher’s medal.
On their own, each of the disciplines is a challenge but when combined it’s almost as if they’ve been designed to disrupt your body’s ability to function normally. You go from working your arms and swallowing water in a prone position, to using your legs and crouching over the bars while trying staying to stay upright.
Dizziness, disorientation and vomiting are all par for the course and that’s before you’ve even made it to the run, which is where gastric distress tends to make itself known if you’ve overdone it on the energy drinks.
In short, it’s a sport full…
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