If you’re planning to take part in a triathlon, training is essential for your health and will increase your chances of completing the race. Whether it’s your first race or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can nail your next event with these simple training tips.

 

Increase mileage gradually

Your body needs time to adapt to the added workload. Increase your mileage approximately 5 percent to 10 percent each week to condition your body for endurance.

Proper fitting shoes

Wear shoes that fit your feet and support the arch of your foot while providing good shock absorption. As you continue to train and your shoes begin to wear down, aim to replace your shoes every 300-500 miles.

Listen to your body

When you do too much too soon, you can suffer overuse injuries. The most common cause of such injuries is failing to take a break when you develop pain that does not go away. A good rule of thumb is to take at least one day off each week from your activity to let your body rest and heal.

 

Writer of the blog:
Seth L. Sherman, MD
Assistant Professor|Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration