The days preceding a first triathlon can be nerve-wracking for first time triathletes. It’s important to be familiar with the race course on race day, but don’t squeeze in some last-minute training based on new information you learn about the race the day before the event. Examples include fussing over the lack of detail on the swim course map, fretting over which flavor Gatorade to drink, and checking the race Web site every 15 minutes.
The majority of triathletes require more time, so your longest run should be three to four weeks before race day. In the study, 25 athletes trained for an hour five days a week for six weeks at a high-intensity level of 75 to 85 percent (Mora 1993). Thus triathletes training for longer distances might do better with more tapering; older triathletes might also need more tapering.
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Here’s a step-by-step guide to making that first big multisport purchase, with advice from triathlon bicycle dealers, manufacturers, and coaches. In recent years, many bicycle manufacturers have included clipless pedals, contraptions that attach your shoes to the bike for an efficient, more comfortable pedal stroke, as basic equipment on entry-level road bike models. Buying an entry-level racing bike that is upgradable can save you time and money in the long term.