As the weather continues to get nicer, more and more people are beginning to think about heading outdoors and start training. We are in the middle of February and the weather looks like it's going to continue to stay in the plus region. For those who have decided they want to race a triathlon this summer, this means they are starting to think about moving away from the gym and the stationary trainer and want to go outside.
Spring is definetly in the air! The last couple weeks, as the weather has gotten nicer, I've been itching to go running and biking outside. Last week, I left my house early Tuesday morning and found that it was nearly impossible to go for a run. Although the sidewalk looked fine, there was a thin coat of ice covering it. It made it too slippery to get any grip from my shoes. I attempted to walk to the end of the block and see if it got any better. To my dismay, it didn't... so I had to turn around and go back home. I think I may have to invest in those ice grippers. Too bad.
Even though the weather is getting nicer, please be aware of what it's like outside. The weather is nice during the day, melting all the snow, but overnight it's freezing on the sidewalks. Maybe in another week or two of training inside would be wise... or for those people who just can't wait for it to all be gone, good luck out there.
I myself am running outside and biking into work. I would love to take my road bike out on the roads and go for a nice long ride. But even though the roads are snow free, I'm still very hesitant as they are covered in gravel. I'm too much of a chicken to be riding on that. But as soon as the roads have been cleaned (knowing Calgary, it won't be till May) I'll be going for some good road rides. It just isn't the same on the pathways.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Ever think of starting up something new? Looking for a new challenge in life? A new goal to accomplish? Love the adrenaline rush or racing?
These were some questions I was asking only a few years ago. I needed something new to try in my life. I've been an athlete all my life, but I wanted something new to achieve. The idea of completing a triathlon was put in my head, and I decided to go for it. I knew nothing about triathlons, except that there were three components; swimming, cycling, and running.
There are lots of people out there that are in the same boat I was. The popularity of triathlon is increasing, but there are multiple reasons to for starting up. Most people are doing it to get in shape; they have the ultimate goal of being in good enough shape to finish a triathlon. Others want to see how far they can push the limits of their body. While others want to say have the bragging rights in saying they’ve completed an Ironman. Whatever reason it is that people decided to participate in Triathlon, I want to be there for them.
I want to guide help guide people into the world of triathlon. I have a passion for fitness and athleticism. I hope that through Tripe Threat Training, I can give people new beginnings with Triathlon.
Triple Threat Training is not only about training people in triathlon, but training people in fitness. I want to make a difference in people’s lives, by changing the way they train.