It was an honor and a vast pleasure to speak at the Great Outdoor Provision Company in Raleigh last night on the joys of triathlon. Most of the women present were preparing for their first-ever triathlon, and it’s so fun to calm fears and answer the dozens of questions your first race engenders. Joe Miller from Get Going NC was there, and he captured these 12 tips for first-time racers.
If you were present or are interested in doing your first race, these links might be helpful:
- Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon: Get Faster, or Happily Finish, from Endurance Magazine
- Getting Started in Triathlon, from the Athleta Chi blog
- Race-Specific Training for Triathlon and Duathlon
- Ramblin’ Rose Events
I’ll deliver an encore talk at the Chapel Hill Great Outdoor Provision Company on May 9, sponsored by my friends at prAna. (Bonus: you can make up a Mother’s Day wish list while you’re there!) There will be fantastic giveaways from Endurance Magazine, as well as snacks! Thanks to everyone who joined me last night—and a special thanks to Chuck Milsaps and the GOPC crew, who saved me a few chips and a cup of sangria to enjoy after I spoke.