Triathlon Preparation

All you need to know about Triathlon Training

Right, you are now training Triathlon.

It’s hard for people to make this decision, Triathlon is a unique practice which involves a lot of preparation, time and commitment. Not to mention the physical effort that it will require from its athletes.

Congratulations, you officially have no social life now.

Yep, that will be the first thing you realize as ‘not as possible’. There several ways of how people eventually get into Triathlon, if you have a friend that does it perhaps it might be easier for you to gather tips from them. But if you found yourself falling in love with this activity on your own, by chance there a few good things, bad things, tips and better practices that could save you from learning it the hard way.

As mentioned, social life will suffer from your commitment to triathlon not that you won’t have any, just have in mind that you most likely will have to practice 2 of your training activities during the same day and in the beginning (not sure until when, as I am still) you will get smashed after so much exercise and all your body want is to sleep.

There are days that you just run out of energy, and this is another tip that I had to learn the hard way. Always have the right snacks, before and after your daily routine. Keeping yourself well feed will guarantee that you will have enough energy to continue with your day without feeling totally shattered.

Here are a few tricks & tips that saved my life:

1. Swimming Pool:

Once you start swimming 2 or 3 times a week your skin will get angry at you, your hair will get into a bush kinda of feel, your nail may start to crash and your skin will get thirsty.

  • How to keep a strong nail and train Triathlon?

My tip for a healthy nail as a triathlete is to always have a base on. A perfect combination would be to apply a nail polish base and top the day before of your swimming training. f you decide to go for nail-polish watch out it might get damaged and not work as a protector

  • How to help your hair and skin survive chlorine?

I’ve noticed that the swimming pool Chlorine or salt affects not only my nail but for some reason chews my hair and skin. I. As per the hair, if you think about your hair as a sponge it will all start to make sense to you., a great tip is to have a good shower before jumping into the pool, suck your hair on the shower and apply a good leave-in cream, prevent my hair from absorbing all the chlorine from the pool and for preventing my skin from getting itchy after a swim. If you are still having issues with your hair as it still feels, another alternative would be to wash with a

If you are still having issues with your hair as it still feels, another alternative would be to wash with a chlorine removal shampoo dry I am applying a leave-in conditioner to prevent my hair from absorbing all the chlorine from the pool. The final touch is  DermaSwim Pro 8 Ounce Tube Pre-Swimming Lotion this is a miraculous cream that I’ve purchased and change my life. It prevents my skin from getting red or itchy. I apply in my entire body. It’s amazing!

2. Running Shoes:

Before any triathlon activity in my life buying a running shoe was a nice retail experience. Oh well. That until I start to train seriously. I have met brands that I had no idea they existed. Let me tell you

before any triathlon activity in my life buying a running shoe was a nice retail experience. Oh well. That until I start to train seriously. I have met brands that I had no idea they existed. Let me tell you

before any triathlon activity in my life buying a running shoe was a nice retail experience. Oh well. That until I start to train seriously. I have met brands that I had no idea they existed. Let me tell you this, when it comes to a good running shoes, forget all you know about style, they won’t look pretty. Believe me. I’ve seen them all. Don’t go on your regular conventional shops like Nike, they won’t have what you need. Go to a physio or a professional and ask for their advice for a proper pair of shoes for your feet. Everyone is different and have different needs. That will save you from have injuries later on and having to take the exact same path down the road.

3. Always pack your next day training ahead!

Keep up with your training routine is stuff and won’t get any easier. My tip would be to always have all your 3 packs’ready to go at your car. That will allow you to get into your workout as you go. I like to plan my next day getting all my gear, clothes and snack pack the night before to ensure that my next training day will go smoothly. Having snacks on-the-go also, allow me to get from one to the other without having to worry about food, as I do have a low blood pressure and tend to have dizziness/nausea after too much exercise.

 

What about you, what are your triathlon secrets?

 

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