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Jilly2266 Rookie 2 posts since
Sep 18, 2011
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Mar 20, 2012 6:14 PM

How many is too many?

How many triathlons can one do as a Newbie?

  • BT.ROB Legend 272 posts since
    May 12, 2009
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    1. Mar 23, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Jilly2266)
    How many is too many?

    Jilly:

    The short answer is as many as you like (and can afford). It is helpful to approach the first couple (I would recommend Sprint distance) as an introduction to the whole process of triathlons. It may help to volunteer at one if you have never been to one. Learn how to set up your transition area, get a feel for swimming with a group, know what it is like to go from swim to bike to run and how your body responds. Focus on one or two as "A" races that you build your training towards.Other races can be "B" or "C" races where you are concentrating on one or two aspects of the race but getting in training miles.

     

    Don't be afraid to ask questions here. There are many helpful people, some coaches, and all of us were Newbies at one point. Good luck and have fun.

     

    BT

  • mvalenti Community Moderator 84 posts since
    Jul 11, 2007
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    3. Mar 30, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Jilly2266)
    How many is too many?

    Hi Jilly2266,

     

    I thought this article might help answer your question:

    http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/Beginners-How-Many-Races-Should-You-Do.htm

     

    Good Luck!

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