I feel like a bit of a fraudster, passing on my advice for ‘your first triathlon’.
I mean, I’ve done precisely one triathlon.
But if you’re looking for advice like I was/am, maybe learning from somebody who is as new as you is the best option. When you’ve done a few, I imagine that certain things become obvious, and you might assume they’re obvious to everyone.
So this guide to ‘your first triathlon’ is for the real beginner, and the one who is Type-A, needing to know every detail they possibly can, including the obvious. This is for you, my friend (although the rest of you may read if you want to)
I have split the post into sections, because it is long – there is a lot of information. If you’re OK with some sections of your triathlon journey, you can skip the parts of this post that cover those sections. I’ve also made a special page on my blog where this post will live permanently, if you need to refer back to it – here.
Let us begin. Continue reading