Overcome Your Fears
Fear: Open-water swimming
Overcoming it: Especially for your first time, do a race with a group or a friend. For the CNN Fit Nation Six Pack, we will have everyone swimming all in one group. I’ll swim with them and Dr. Gupta will also.
Fear: Biking and swimming with a crowd
Overcoming it: Again, doing it with a friend helps. Just tell yourself “You can do it. Anyone can do it.”
Fear: Racing in heat
Overcoming it: Train in heat when you can. Get your body used to the racing conditions.