I am a beginner triathlete so I spend a lot of time researching, learning and training. I benefit from all work others have done sharing lessons learned, product reviews and resources. There’s a lot out there.
I am putting together a weekly summary of things I have discovered, experienced myself, bought etc. Every Tuesday I will publish a brief post on what I discovered, bought, experienced in the hopes of helping on you this triathlon journey.
Here’s the first edition
1. A book I just finished and really enjoyed Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training by Jim Vance
This book distills down all the training and racing data you collect allowing you to efficiently train and race. A great resource to help design and specify a training and racing plan geared towards your strengths, weaknesses and goals.
Coach Gerry Rodrigues and pro triathlete Jim Lubinski host this regular podcast dedicated to open water swimming. With regular 30 minute podcasts Gerry and Jim condense the key information and workouts you need to be successful in open water. They help bridge the critical differences between pool and open water swimming. Great information from a proven coach and pro triathlete.
Brent Blankner hosts this podcast and as the ITunes summary says “A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing.” This is a long podcast from the perspective of the working age grouper as he goes about balancing training, racing, work and family. Good practical information in the regular podcast. Each podcast cast last 2+ hours, and typically have an interview.
In triathlons your success usually comes down to training and fueling. I found I was making a lot of fueling mistakes. This article describes four common fueling mistakes we have probably all made.
Running is the hardest of the three disciplines for me. I raced road bikes right after college and did swim some in my youth. As a beginner triathlete I am having the hardest time with the run. Be it finding the time, avoiding injuries or enjoying it. I found this article on beginner running tips interesting and helpful.
That's all for this week. Enjoy