Becoming a triathlete is a lot less complicated than you think and there's one key point to keep in mind on race day...everyone has been a nervous first-time beginner! Even world champions started at the beginning! So, with that in mind it's normal to be nervous and will keep you sharp for your first event and the sense of achievement you'll feel as you tear across the finish line with both arms aloft is worth every stroke, revolution and step!
Top Tips for Banishing the Race-Day Nerves.
You are not the only first-timer! There will be plenty of people participating in their first triathlon and of course there will also be your TRIactive comrades and you'll naturally encourage each other along and provide support and confidence-inspiring banter!
You will receive support and encouragement from the off! You'll be supported and encouraged from the race briefing right through to the finish line. If you have a technical question, there will be plenty of Technical Officials and other volunteers on hand to help you and as you make your way around the course you will be aware of the encouragement from those watching on.
You don't need lots of flashy gear! It's all about you feeling comfortable, so regular exercise kit will be just fine. You'll definitely need bathers and goggles and your bike can be a flat handlebar with a basket, but it must be roadworthy. After that, all you need is a supportive pair of comfortable trainers to run in...and you'll be across the finish line before you know it!
Let your TRIactive training carry you through to the finish line! TRIactive is delivered by accredited coaches and by the time you get to race day you will have completed 6-weeks of confidence-building training that will ensure you can rise and conquer in your first triathlon.
Your TRIactive coach will have helped develop your understanding of the TRI process for race day and your preparation and confidence should be spot on, so just relax and enjoy the occasion and feel free to smile throughout...except during the swim of course!