Love to Tri!
by BrookeNichollsNelson
 Tri Talk
Jul 20, 2011 | 2670 views |  0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Love to Tri!

I love the sport of triathlon. Why? Because I love the actual mechanics of each sport - the swim, the bike, the run.

I love the pure freedom of the swim. It's just you and the water and the occasional fish....and a good pair of goggles. Relatively inexpensive endeavor.

I love the feel of the wind on the bike, and the reward of speeding like a bullet on a long downhill after a challenging uphill climb. Bikes aren’t cheap, but you can find some really good deals in our area.

I love the contact of running shoes on road or trail as mile after mile is ground out, inching you closer to the finish line. What could be simpler?

And to be honest, I love the thrill of competition. It drives me to be better at the sport. But above all, I love to see others embrace a sport I love. Nothing makes me happier than the excitement of a new triathlete. A little bit of nervousness is to be expected, but once you do a tri, you are generally hooked. What a great addiction!

We hear so much these days about cross-training, and how it improves performance in other areas, how it makes you stronger overall, and how it keeps you from being injured. What better time to try a tri than this summer/fall? There is still time to choose a goal and train. We hold tri training all the time, and you can find a great list of triathlons within a short distance on the Anniston Runners Tri Team website page:



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