First of all, congratulations on making a life changing decision! Deciding to take up the triathlon / cycling / running challenge is a big deal, so well done on taking the first step. You want to improve your fitness and have chosen to do something about it. Give yourself a pat on the back!
1. First things first – get yourself to one of our beginner friendly training sessions. Ease your way into training over the next few weeks. Get to know everyone in the club and start to learn from their experience.
- Mondays – Circuit training – at 7:00pm in the running complex.
- Tuesdays – Turbo training – at 7:30pm in the running complex. You will need a racing bike for this. We can provide a turbo.
- Wednesday = Beginner Day!
- 1st try out our beginner run at 6:30pm from Tescos.
- 2nd drop down to our beginner swim session in the pool at 8:00pm. We probably need to be able to swim at least 1 length for this. If you can’t swim 1 length then it is one on one swim lessons that you will need (contact the pool for that).
Once your fitness has improved then consider attending some of the other 7 club training sessions we organise for free each week – see here
2. Next, join the club – membership is just €25. Go to a few training sessions and if you like it, then join up. Maeve Ryan is the girl to pay.
3. Communication – stay in touch with what the club is doing by checking our website regularly and ‘like’ us on Facebook.
4. Set a goal for 2015 – you are far more likely to keep training if you have a goal in mind. Some goals to consider for 2015 are:
- North Tipp Sprint Triathlon – take part in our own pool based triathlon in April. A pool based triathlon is perfect for your first try at triathlon.
- Open Water Sprint Triathlon – Lough Derg Sprint – take part in our own open water sprint triathlon which takes place in Dromineer each year.
- Great Limerick Run – you have a 10km, half marathon or full marathon to choose from.
- Bike race or Sportive – close to home you have the Tour of Lough Deg and the Visit Nenagh Classic to target.
- Gaelforce – perhaps finishing an adventure race might appeal to you?
There are plenty of races and tours on the triathlon, cycling and running calendars in 2015. Start dreaming and then start working towards making those dreams a reality. The first step is to put on your runners and turn up at Tescos at 6:30pm on Wednesday for a run. Just put one foot in front of the other. How hard can it be?!