Talked to a friend doing her first triathlon and what few
tips I could offer in a few minutes at the side of the pool yesterday. Thinking about it a bit more here is my top
10 tips for a sprint triathlon: 1Relax in the swim and just enjoy it. If it’s a pool swim or a wetsuit swim you
have nothing to worry about. In a pool
if you get tight just stop for a second, stand up or grab the lane line. In an open water swim with a wetsuit just
stop and let the suit hold you up and float.
Biggest problem with the swim is just getting overly worked up about it. By the way, get a wetsuit made specifically
for triathlon that fits you. Worth their
weight in gold they are. 2Practice transitions several times before the
race. The key to good transition from
swim to bike and bike to run is simplicity.
Do as little as possible with an absolute minimum of equipment. Run from the swim to the bike don’t just
jog. Have your helmet and sunglasses on
top of the handlebars and put that on first.
With no running this week I thought I would see how much I can ride and swim. Riding into work today I came up on a guy coming out of the Heritage Apartments by the trail riding a rode bike with carbon tubulars. He had a full back pack and on was riding pretty quick. Don't see to many bike commuters riding a race setup like that.
Just for fun I'm trying to get in 200 miles on the bike and 10,000 yards of swimming for the week. Maybe I'll make it maybe I won't, but worth a shot. Trying to keep the depression away from the thought of not being able to run for a good while.
Discussion in Sunday School class was dominated by the results of the Berlin Marathon. What if we determined to live the Christian Life with the effort that Eliud Kipchoge runs the marathon? What would we need to be successful?
Here is the goal of Christian Living:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:30-31
Here is the results of our discussion:
Be in constant prayer for direction and purpose so that you can be in as close of contact with God as possible. Allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide.Surround yourself with others with the same goal. May include distancing yourself with those who lead you the opposite direction. Be forgiving – The art of wisdom is knowing what to overlook. Take our thoughts and actions captive. Keep a steady focus on the prize. Do not let your circumstances define success. (Running on a dirt track has its advantages…