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Just ‘Tri’ It

March 22nd, 2011

Training for a triathlon is one way to add variety to your workout routine. A triathlon consists of swimming, biking, and running. You don’t have to be a star athlete; triathlons come in all shapes and sizes, from the sprint-distance triathlon to the Ironman distance. If you’re motivated and do the training, you can cross the finish line.

There are many small, local sprint-distance triathlons that are great for your first experience. Contact a local sporting goods store or running club to see if they have a list of races in your area. If you don’t want to complete the entire race, organize a relay.

For more information about triathlons, visit BeginnerTriathlete.com. For more information about sports nutrition, visit ISU Extension’s Eat to Compete Sports Nutrition website.

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