The best way to start your entry into the triathlon is by joining a mini-triathlon. In this way, you avoid over-training yourself that might end up losing your stint in the competition. Still, the mini-triathlon is a real triathlon and therefore you must give yourself enough time to prepare for it.

To preparing for a mini-triathlon, you need to remember 4 words: strengths and weakness, goal, and caution. These 4 will take you to the finish line if not the podium.

Strengths and Weaknesses

We all have strengths and weaknesses. And recognizing each of them would provide you with the best tool in making it to the mini-triathlon. Knowing what are your strengths would mean knowing where to begin your training. They are your blueprints. Admit it, you may be good at swimming but not in running. You might be one hell of a runner but suck on the bike. The thing is: knowing where your strong and weak points are would let you know what to improve and what to keep on improving.

Goal

If you want to cross the finish line in one piece, you need to have a goal. And this would mean drawing up a plan (a realistic plan) that would take you to your goal.

Caution

While improving your running, swimming, and biking is a good thing, there is nothing better than making a preventive measure every time you train. You will never know when injuries come but you can prevent them from happening. Take the necessary precaution to avoid ending up injured. Do some stretching before you begin the training. Wear appropriate gears. These include swimwear and shoes. Remember that running shoes are different from cycling shoes so you may want to consider buying at least one pair for each of them.

You should also take gradual training a good rest to keep injuries away.

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