Triathlon Preparations – What
Not to do
Recently, the case of a seasoned triathlon competitor drowning during the swimming leg has made the triathlon community buzzing with questions. Our local newspapers strive to keep abreast of happenings in our city and The Sunday Times splashed an ad on its front page today screaming “Endurance Races: What not to do”
And the suggestions given....
Step 1: Get a thorough health check
Step 2: Train progressively
Step 3: Prepare a race plan
Step 4: Practise race transitions
Step 5: Check your equipment
Step 6: Rest for a few days
Step 7: D-day preparations
.... are hilarious!! Pls lah, any bird-brained triathlon athlete will surely know about these so-called steps. And it doesn’t answer the key question that prompted this article. The triathlon participant who died was a seasoned athlete. One can reasonably assume that he did all the above steps. It would be interesting to listen to what my triathlon kaakis would have to say about such an ‘informed’ article.