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Tips For The First-Time Triathlete

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  • Published Aug 4, 2011
  • Updated Feb 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM UTC
Know the conditions and terrain of your race. Photo: John Segesta

Train In Race Conditions

Know the conditions and terrain of your race. Photo: John Segesta

1.    Do several open-water swim practices.

2.    If it is a beach start, practice running into the water. If it’s a water start, practice how you’ll start in open water.

3.    Practice the swim exit. Get out of the water and run 50 yards or so.

4.    If it’s a lake swim, do open-water swimming practices in a lake…or the same if it’s an ocean swim.

5.    If you’ll be racing in a hot locale, train in heat when you can.

6.    If it’s a hilly course, make sure to get in hill training.

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