Trisha's Top Ten Triathlon Tips

TRISHA’S TOP TEN TRIATHLON TIPS

Whether you are just starting out in your Triathlon career, doing the local charity run or training to compete in the next Olympics, gold medal winning Trisha has 10 top triathlon tips to guide you on your journey.

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NUTRITION

Protein mends hard working muscles.
Carbs give you energy for a hard race/workout.
Fruit and veg contain fab nutrients.

RECOVERY

Make sure you get enough recovery between races/training.  I have LOADS of recovery.
Your body needs time to heal after being pushed.

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CLOTHING

I train a lot on Dartmoor National Park and find that BAM clothing keeps me warm against the cold winds but breathable so I’m not too hot, plus you can move freely in it there are no restrictions.  BAM is also fab for chilling out in whilst I’m recovering.  The sweat pants are BRILLIANT for this, I practically live in them!

HAVE A GOAL

Setting yourself goals is essential no matter how small, it may be a local 5k race of a triathlon but having a goal makes it all worth while.
You don’t have to do an Iron Man, there are various distances to compete in.

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OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Try and get used to swimming in ‘open water’.  It is very different to swimming in a pool and helps you get used to swimming in a wetsuit too.  Make sure it is safe before swimming or join a group as others will help you and its safer.  Have some warm BAM clothing to keep you warm when you get out.

CORE TRAINING

Doing yoga or pilates on a regular basis will help your posture, flexibility and core which is all injury prevention.

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WEIGHT TRAIN

As boring as it is, weight training is just as important as cardiovascular training.It strengthens muscles to avoid injury and to boost power for running and cycling.

REWARD YOURSELF

If you’re not training for the Olympics then reward yourself. Life is too short so if you fancy a glass of wine (or two) it really won’t hurt.The same with chocolate, don’t deny yourself, but don’t over do it!

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BRICKS

A crucial part of training.
Make sure you practise going for a cycle then immediately get off and go for a short run. At first you will have ‘jelly legs’ but the more you do it the less ‘jelly’ your legs will feel.

MOTIVATION

Enjoy working out.If the gym sounds boring get outside on the bike or take the dog for a run.Put some invigorating music on.Buy some new BAM gear to get you in the mood. There are various ways of mixing up training and if you really can’t face a training session – remember something is better than nothing.Go for a short run and I’m sure you’ll end up going for longer than you anticipated.

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Trisha's Top Ten Triathlon Tips
Trish Deykin Triathlete

2017 was a fantastic year for Trish professionally, she won silver competing in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, and only went and won gold at the European Championships in Dusseldorf during the summer, all the while living with Multiple Sclerosis.

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