Reasons Why You Should Try a Triathlon
Triathlons are a challenging and rewarding sport and even you can become a Triathlete if you want it. Many people think they know what a triathlon is, but the truth is that a lot of people do not. A triathlon consists of three disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. The goal for most triathletes is to have the fastest time possible by completing each discipline as fast as they can while maintaining good form throughout all three parts of the race. In this blog post we will explore what these 3 different disciplines entail so you can better understand how to prepare for your first or next event!
The first discipline in a triathlon is the swim. The swim portion of most races takes place in either open water or some kind of man-made body of water such as a lake, river, pond, pool etc…
There are many different kinds and styles of swimming events ranging from short sprint distances to very long distance ocean swims. Regardless how long it is swimmers must always start by wading into chest deep water at their starting point before beginning the race because you can not touch the bottom with your feet for support during competition which means that all pro athletes have mastered proper freestyle technique where they keep their head submerged underwater without holding onto any part of their lane divider while kicking on one side then switching sides after breathing every four strokes. If you are swimming for fun it is still important to learn correct freestyle technique because that will be the easiest way for you to get started learning how to swim.
The second discipline in a triathlon is cycling. The bike portion of the race takes place on either road bikes or mountain bikes over some kind of paved course with distance ranging from short sprint courses all the way up to very long endurance style races which can last several hours covering many miles!
Since there are two different kinds of bicycles used during competition riders must always check their equipment before competing and make sure they have everything set up properly so it functions correctly while riding safely at high speeds without any tire blowouts, brake malfunctions etc… It’s also critical that cyclists remember race day rules regarding drafting so they don’t get disqualified by officials during competition for violating any rules. Drafting is when the cyclists ride directly behind another rider to take advantage of their draft zone which can be used to rest while riding in a group or peloton, but it’s prohibited if you are doing the race with friends just for fun since there will likely be less riders than other races where people compete against each other!
The final discipline in a triathlon is running and this part of the race takes place on either road courses or cross country style trails depending on what kind of event you choose to enter. The distance range from very short sprint distances all way up to extremely long endurance events that last several hours covering many miles across rough terrain such as hills and others.