Anyone can Tri

April 29, 2018

Finishing my first sprint tri is a great personal achievement.ūüćļ

After completing several bike rides and 3 half marathons, Tri was the next logical challenge.

Sprint tri is an entry level which you need to swim 400 meter , 12 miles on the bike and Short 5k run.

Goal was set 6 months a go to complete the Tom Landry Tri at Baylor hospital benefits Endurance for food , Provide families with limited resources, living with food scarcity or in food deserts the opportunity for better nutrition and exercise to improve overall health.

I found an amazing swim coach who taught me from scratch, how to swim freestyle as no one did it when I was a kid.

Few tips :

The Gear

No need fancy gear for your first Tri.

Tri suit is recommended , but just Tri shorts will be good as they fit Swim ,Bike and run.

¬†Don’t use your cycle shorts for the swim , it will be like a diaper…

You can sign up to  https://gearup.active.com/  to get great deals on any gear.

Swim¬† –¬†¬†Good goggles and swim cap

Bike – For 12 miles bike ride you dont need the best bike , even hybrid bike will do it .

Run – Running number belt is good to have and good running shoes , which were fitted to the way you run , dont try to save there , speaking from experience.

Transition

If your event offer Transition Clinic, please take at , for sure for first timer.

The setup of the gear in transition and knowing where you need to be before and during the event is a key to fast and smooth transition time between the swim/bike and the bike/run.

The night before and during the event

Don’t try anything new , no new equipment and no spicy food.

Get plenty of sleep and arrive at list an hour before the start.

Read carefully the event rules as they are very strict.

Any miss can cost you penalty , so make sure you pass per the rules and no phone or any music during the event.

The Beer in the hot tub is the best reward post a major sport¬†challenge , best tip for long life guaranteed¬† ūüôā

Thanks again to Peter C ,who pushed me mentally and taught me how to become a swimmer.