Why Not Tri?

Have you ever thought about doing a triathlon? For some of you, the idea may be intriguing but the amount of specific training for a three-sport event might seem overwhelming. Perhaps you’re a runner that may have dabbled in cycling, but you’re not sure you can even swim a complete lap in your local pool. Or maybe you love swimming and cycling but can’t remember the last time you ran over a mile without stopping. No matter your fitness history, I’m here to tell you that ANYONE, with the proper training and desire, can complete a Triathlon!

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You Can Do 26.2—Part III

At this point in your quest to conquer most people’s ultimate running challenge, you’ve undoubtedly logged some solid hours and tough miles out on the road. It’s very common for runners to question the rationale for even wanting to complete such an event. So when the training gets tough and it doesn’t seem like you can push yourself any further, remember the words of famed distance runner Patti Sue Plummer: “Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”

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