Triathlon 101 - Beginning Triathlon and Triathlon Training

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Triathlon 101 Presentation is an introduction to Triathlon and triathlon training.

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  • 1.Triathlon101 Introduc1ontoTriathlon& TriathlonTraining DaveJimenez djimenez@dfwtriclub.com

2. Objec9ve TolearnwhatTriathlonis. Tounderstandhowtobegintopreparefora Triathlon. 3. TinyBitofHistory Therstmodernswim/bike/runeventtobe calleda'triathlon'washeldatMissionBay,San Diego,CaliforniaonSeptember25,1974and wasorganizedbymembersoftheSanDiego TrackClub. TriathlonwasintroducedtotheOlympicgames in2000inSydney,Australia. Triathlonisgovernedbytwomainorganiza9ons, theInterna9onalTriathlonUnionandUSA Triathlon. 4. TriathlonRaceDistances Triathlonracesvaryindistance.Therearefour maindesigna9onsasshowninthetablebelow. Theyareshownintheorderthattheracesare executed(SwimthenBikethenRun) Name Swim Bike Run Sprint* 750m(.47miles) 20k(12miles) 5k(3.1miles) Olympic 1.5k(.93miles) 40k(25miles) 10k(6.2miles) HalfIronman(70.3) 1.9k(1.2miles) 90k(56miles) 21.1k(13.1miles) Ironman(140.6) 3.8k(2.4miles) 180.2k(112miles) 42.2k(26.2miles) *Sprintracescanvaryinswimdistances 5. Whowinsandhow? Triathlonsare9medevents.Each par9cipantwearsand9mingchipand theyare9medthesecondtheystartthe swimallthewaythroughthecomple9on oftherun. TherearetwoTRANSITIONSintriathlon, wheretheathletewillswitchfromtheir swimgeartotheirbikegear(T1)andthe bikegeartotheirrungear(T2). Transi9onsareconsideredthefourth disciplineintriathlon. Par9cipantscompeteagainstother peopleintheiragegroup.* *Someraceshavedivisionsforpar9cipantsaboveacertainweightcalledClydesdaleforMenand AthenaforWomen. 6. PROPER PLANNING PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE WhatdoyouneedtoRace? 7. BeginningtoTrain Decideonwhatdistanceracetofocuson. Consider9meavailablefortraining. Iden9fyyourstrengthsandareasof improvement. Determineappropriatewaystoremediateand improveuponiden9edareasof improvement. Setaplanands9cktoit! 8. TrainingforaSprint TimeCommitment:~5Hours/Week 9. TrainingforaOlympic TimeCommitment:~7Hours/Week 10. TrainingforaHalfIronman TimeCommitment:9-12Hours/Week 11. TrainingforaIronman TimeCommitment:12+Hours/Week 12. OKIminNowwhat? DaveJimenez djimenez@dfwtriclub.com 13. BeginningtoTrain JointheDFWTriClubToday!(www.dfwtriclub.com) Trainwithotherswhocanbecomementors&takeadvantageofaround20coachedworkoutseach week. Buyaroadbikeortribike GetPed! Lookforusedoraprioryearmodeltosavemoneyortogetmorebikeforyourmoney Ridewithagroup,learnhowtohandlethebike,buildtnessbeforegoingtotheaeroposi9on Runfrequently,buildyourbasetnessbeforeyougofast Runningistheriskiestofallsportsintermsofinjury Startwiththesprintdistanceandbridgeuponedistanceata9me. Buyaslinleasyoucanatfullpriceorbrandnewatrst! Looygoalsrequirelooyprepara9on. Consultaspecialistasneeded: BikeFit SwimCoach RunCoach CyclingCoach Nutri9onist GetaCoachwhenyoustepupto70.3orgreaterorwhenyouwanttoanempttoqualifyforna9onalsor aninterna9onalrace(gofast)attheOlympicdistance.(DFWTriClubCoaches) 14. hnp://www.dfwtriclub.com/calendar 15. Ques1ons? DaveJimenez Email:djimenez@dfwtriclub.com Blog:www.yurt.com

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