TRIATHLON

Triathlon is all about power and effeciency. The goal is to cover a given distance faster. The greater your strength to weight ratio, the more power you can produce AND sustain over time, the faster you can travel. The goal for any endurance athlete is to maximize your strength without increasing your body mass. With your greater ability to produce and sustain power, you will be able maintain a higher average speed at a lower average power output due to your increased neurological effeciency. We can make this a reality for you.

Triathlon has its roots in France beginning in the 1920’s. It is an excellent test of the aerobic engine, lactate threshold and economy of motion.

Triathlon events can come in any order, but traditionally have three events that follow the swim/cycle/run format.

A sprint triathlon typically consists of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, and 5K run. That’s half the distance of the Olympic triathlon (1500-meter swim, 40K bike, and 10K run).

The Ironman triathlon, first contested in 1978 in Hawaii, is now held worldwide at the standardized distance of 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and marathon (26.2 miles) run. A half Ironman, totaling 70.3 miles, involves doing half of each of the three Ironman distances.

Triathlons can help runners stay healthy, while improving their racing performance. Cycling and swimming help to fight muscular imbalances and weaknesses that can develop from doing nothing but running. The change of training and competitive focus can be mentally refreshing. Chronic injuries are given an opportunity to heal with the shift towards more time performing non-impact sports. It is not uncommon for runners to see improved race times when they focus on triathlons, because they are able to accumulate more training time then their bodies could handle on running alone.