I am new to the triathlon sport, but am an active 19 year old. Any advice or tips are welcome, or if you are in my area, feel free to make contact. Thanks.
Welcome to Trifuel!
Advice or tips are here for you (from all the forum) you just have to ask.
welcome to the forum and sport! You said you are active... what kind of things do you enjoy, and what sparked your tri interest?
Welcome to Trifuel and to the world of triathlon. Now it's time to start changing those 1s into 4s and better.
Hang out here, choose a race in your area, set a training plan and get to work!
Best of luck!
In high school I was very into martial arts/kickboxing and golf. After a motercycle wreck a shoulder injury put a hamper on both of those. Currently I just play recreational sports (basketball, football, ultimate frisbee, etc...). I got interested in triathlons soon after I started lifting weights again by reading an article about it in a Men's Health magazine. My first race is in Birmingham in June. Currently I have just been trying to get into good condition by running, and then attempting to gain a small amount of swimming abilitiy. I'm obviously very new, but look forward to the challenge.
are you completely recovered from your shoulder injury? The swimming can be pretty taxing to the shoulder joints and muscles/tendons. Just be aware of not overtraining yourself to the point of injury if you have some past injuries that make you susceptible to re-injury.
I think that once you develop a good endurance base to sustain the effort level of whatever distance race you're training for, you'll start to see where you can improve. There are a few siren songs that you'll tempt you to spend all your money on:
1. gear: from the tried and tested to the ridiculous
2. nutrition: see above
but basically, all you need is stuff that works and for you to keep a good positive attitude about it. so welcome - triathlon events are a good inclusive community.
To be honest, I'm not sure if my shoulder is 100%, but I am hoping it will hold up (I'm thinking it will, I've done some weight lifting with only minor soreness). And yah, I am currently doing bike research, so I'm hoping the money pit doesn't grab me. If yall have any suggestions on somewhere to pick up a decent used bike, please fill me in as I'm on a college students budget. Thanks for the advice so far, but for now...off to run.
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