- Training is never boring – between the 3 disciplines, rest days, and strength training, you can always change it up!
- The type-A personalities lead to being surrounded by organization – The races are well organized, the transition areas are well organized, and there’s always someone who knows the answers to your questions
- Great volunteer opportunities – Strippers? Catchers?
- The sights – You get to see A LOT during training and racing
- The “secret” language – Aero? Brick? Transition? etc.
- The confidence boost – That’s right! You can call yourself a Triathlete, and that is something to brag about!
- Learning to be your own bike mechanic – It’s great to self-sufficient, isn’t it?!
- Know the age of your competition or that cutie you noticed during warm up – it’s written on the back of their left calf (I seriously had to inform my mom of this as a tall, dark, handsome TWENTY (yikes!) year-old caught her eye one race morning)
- The “eat whatever you want” diet – Because you are just going to burn it off anyway
- The camaraderie and sportsmanship exhibited on race day is like no other – In no other sport have I experienced so many athletes urging each other on and congratulating each other, it’s really pretty amazing!
Who wants to give the sport of triathlon a tri? Fellow triathletes, what would you add to this list?
To my Ironman Louisville Race for a Cause to benefit the
Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
to honor the 32 Hokies who lost their lives on April 16, 2007.
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