Ready to Tri Pilates? Part 2

Ready to Tri Pilates? Part 2

The swim section of a triathlon is the first of the three legs in a triathlon.  It includes the official start of the race, and usually is the most hectic portion of the race.  The swim leg is held in a large body of water, like an ocean or lake, and the swimmers must complete a course that could be as long as 2 miles, depending on the length of the triathlon. Most triathletes do not find their strength in swimming. In fact, most of these athletes started competitive swimming when they trained for their first triathlon. Learning to swim properly as an adult is more challenging than when learning as a child. Thus, there are some technique and form issues associated with the adult swimmer that regular Pilates training can... Continue ...

Posted on May 10, 2010 By

Ready to Tri Pilates? Part 1

Ready to Tri Pilates? Part 1

In recent years, triathlons have gained huge popularity. The ultimate fitness challenge, triathlons are major endurance competitions involving swimming, cycling, and running.  First seen in California in 1974, the triathlon finally made it into the Olympics, debuting in Sydney in 2000. Since its founding, triathlon has grown significantly and now includes thousands of races with hundreds of thousands of competitors worldwide each year. In terms of their training, triathletes of all distances will be swimming, biking, and running. However, training those three triathlon components alone does not equal success. Much has to be thought of technique to be successful. In order to move faster in water, on a bike, or by foot, one... Continue ...

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