I've never done a tri before, I need your advice

I've never done a tri before, I need your advice

Post by Jolee01 » Mon, 14 Dec 1998 04:00:00


After a year long rehab (neck surgery in January), I'm finally able to go back
to my fitness routine.  I'm determined to do a triathlon.  This is just for my
sake.  I've been through a tough ordeal and I wanna prove to myself that I can
do this!  

Does anyone have any advice as to what literature, books, magazines, etc. would
help me learn more about the sport?  Do I need to get a coach?  Can anyone
recommend any good ones here in San Diego, California (I live here :))?  Thanks
in advance for any help and advice you can give me.
Joanne
Yesterday is History... Tomorrow is a Mystery... Today is a Gift, that's why
it's called "The Present"

 
 
 

I've never done a tri before, I need your advice

Post by Thomas A. Murph » Mon, 14 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Congratulations on your rehab. I am sure you will do well in the sport. Someone
else was asking about books. Here is the book I suggested to them-

The Total Triathlon Almanac-4 by Tony Svensson is a good book and training log. It
has a broad range of information, does not get overly technical, and is easy to
follow. The previous editions are also good. They cover similar topics, but each
varies.

I also live in San Diego. A great source of information, support, and camaraderie
is the Triathlon Club of San Diego. I have gained much from being a member of the
club. The club consists of members of all levels of ability and experience. Nobody
is made to feel left out. We have many social events, group training rides and
workouts, and we get discounts at some of the local shops and races. I can
guarantee that at any of the functions, if you ask a question, you will get an
answer. Everyone is more than happy to help out a fellow triathlete. For more
information, here is the club web site:  " http://www.znet.com/~triclub/ ". Don't
be afraid to check it out, you will be welcomed with open arms. = :- ) Good luck
and welcome to triathlon.

Tom Murphy
San Diego, CA

Quote:

> After a year long rehab (neck surgery in January), I'm finally able to go back
> to my fitness routine.  I'm determined to do a triathlon.  This is just for my
> sake.  I've been through a tough ordeal and I wanna prove to myself that I can
> do this!

> Does anyone have any advice as to what literature, books, magazines, etc. would
> help me learn more about the sport?  Do I need to get a coach?  Can anyone
> recommend any good ones here in San Diego, California (I live here :))?  Thanks
> in advance for any help and advice you can give me.
> Joanne
> Yesterday is History... Tomorrow is a Mystery... Today is a Gift, that's why
> it's called "The Present"


 
 
 

I've never done a tri before, I need your advice

Post by JJDRI » Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Try the public library.  I found several tri specific books, as well as
numerous books on running, swimming, weight training, and biking.   Good luck,
Jim