Why You Can - #1 - Say Yes to Triathlon in 2009

Excuse #1. "I have no time."

2009 is your year to taste triathlon. As a triathlete, you'll surprise yourself as you face fears and set personal bests. You'll be more confident, have more energy and smile more often. People will be drawn to that difference. Triathlon is a rewarding sport for people of all ages and abilities. I hope to break down your obstacles: time, money, fear etc. Give triathlon a chance.

  • I know you're curious about triathlon.
  • I know you have questions.
  • I know you're nervous or even scared.

And that's all OK. You say you "have no time" for something new. I say you have time for what matters most to you. Set aside the excuses and schedule some "me time" in the pool, on the bike and road. Triathlon is about to change your life.

You can train for your first sprint triathlon (1/4-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 3.2-mile run) in a few months. Depending on your current fitness level, and your goals, you can train for your first event in as few as 4-6 hours a week.

We're each given the same 24 hours a day. It's up to us how that time is spent. It's really about looking at choices.

Often people think "I have no time" because they are already stressed out. They are tired. It's easy to push off something potentially hard or scary by simply saying, "I have no time." Instead, I challenge you to examine those seconds. Gather up all those random wasted minutes (TV, wii, facebook, whatever else) and do something lifechanging! Exercise!

My son's gym teacher says, "Be wise and exercise." Why not swim, bike and run? I hope you'll consider this richly rewarding sport.

Make the wise choice - taste triathlon in 2009.

Your First Triathlon
Your First Triathlon - The Swim
Your First Triathlon - The Bike
Your First Triathlon - The Run
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Free First-time triathlete training plan from active.com's Gale Bernhardt
Beginner Triathlete.com

above picture: Setting up the transition 1 chute at Ironman Florida, photo by Ken Landolt.

1 comment:

Jim Palmer said...


A few years ago when I turned 40 I decided to begin training and competing in triathlons. Today, I'm in the best health and level of fitness of my life. The sport of triathlon has positively impacted my life in so many ways. I've never regret investing the time.