Triathlon training30 May
You’re probably well aware of Triathlons, aren’t you? They’re races consisting of swimming, cycling and running, and come in a variety of flavours, from the beginner-friendly ‘Sprint’, to the totally insane ‘Ironman’. They take dedication and training, and if you’re after a long term fitness goal, aiming for a Triathlon might be a good one to consider!
A ‘Sprint’ would be a good place to start, with a half mile swim, 13 miles on your bike, topped off with a 3.2 mile run. From there you can work your way up through the levels until you think you’re ready to take on an Ironman’s 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. The way in which these individual sections flow into each other is very important in how you tackle a Triathlon – you can’t just treat them as separate races!
When swimming, Triathletes will use their legs less vigorously, and will be careful about their strokes as they need to conserve as much energy as possible for the next two sections of the race. Although most Triathlon’s take place outside, and therefore in open, cold water, practising your strokes in your local Brio pool is always useful!
At Brio, we have 6 pools across the borough, with various levels of swimming instruction to help you train for a Triathlon. For those interested in just using the pools we have the Brio Swim Membership, but if you want to get in the gym and make use of the running and cycling machines, the Premier Membership is perfect for you! You’ll even be able to use our fitness classes, if you fancy shaking things up and trying something different every now and then.
Check out our great range of membership options here.