Are you an avid runner or cyclist looking to break into the triathlon sphere? We asked Swiftwick athlete and professional triathlete, Pedro Gomes, to share his tips for first time triathletes. Here are his top three suggestions to get you going!
1. Keep It Simple
You can get easily overwhelmed by all the logistics, training plans, and suggested gear you think you need to have in order to get started. Pedro reminds all first-timers not to worry about buying everything off the bat - you don’t need it all! Once you complete your first triathlon and decide you love the sport, you can invest in new gear and gadgets.
2. Find A Coach
There is a ton of helpful free information online about triathlon training, but once you want to commit to the sport you can greatly benefit from investing in a coach. Coaches are experts who can personalize your training plan and help you reach your goals quickly.
3. Join A Local Triathlon Group
You don’t have to “tri” alone! Having a support network who can motivate you through all three sports and support your improvement can make a big difference in your progress and enjoyment. Pedro says, “Don’t be shy, we triathletes are a very welcoming community.”
Ready to try your hand in triathlons? We can’t wait to cheer you on!
We had the chance to sit down with Eric Hill, founder and president ofProject Echelon, a 501c3 veterans non-profit that engages, equips, educates, and empowers veterans and their families through physical activity and self-discovery.
In honor of Veterans Day, your purchases will help support Project Echelon.
If you've got active friends and family on your gift list, we've got you covered. Welcome to Swiftwick's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, where we're not just talking socks (although we've got some fantastic ones) but a whole array of gift ideas that’ll leave them jumping for joy. Let's dive in!