Goal Setting in Triathlon
Whether you to one race a year or 10, or you have yet to compete in a triathlon, it’s vital to always have fitness goals.
For most people, a goal of simply “losing 10 pounds” is not enough to keep them coming back to the pool three times a week, or go for a run when it’s cold and dark and raining.
The best thing to do is to keep your calendar busy. Trifind.com is a great resource for upcoming triathlons and duathlons worldwide.
But if your season is over, think about entering a 10k, half marathon, masters swim meet, or some other non-triathlon related event.
By keeping your calendar updated with monthly events you have to train for, you will keep yourself from being bored- and instead stay motivated, healthy, and in shape!
p.s. If you are attending the Longhorn Triathlon in Austin October 6-7th, I look forward to meeting you. I will be giving a short talk on swimming so stop by if you can!
Zoomers Fins at 20% off
Fins are good! You heard it here first.
The new Zoomers Z2 fins will help with your ankle flexibility and your kick. Perfect for when you are practicing drills and don’t want to be worn out from having to kick hard to stay on top of the water!
Tip of the Month: Warm Down
Whether it’s swimming, running, or biking, make sure you are doing a proper warm down. Most masters swim teams I have been on do a lousy job implementing a warm down into workouts. It’s especially important after you have done sprints and large-effort swims to do at least a few lengths of easy swimming before you leave the pool. This will keep your energy up for your next workout, and help to keep you injury-free.