TRAIN IN YOUR ZONES
Get to know your heart rate and watch your bike splits improve.
My five-year-old son recently learned to ride a bike. He was so proud of himself and after days of determined practise, he improved noticeably. It’s made him try harder in other areas of his life too, including school.
It’s all too easy to forget that children love to succeed and are prepared to put in the hard work to get there. Which is why in this issue we’ve chosen to focus on Junior Triathlon (p41). Across the country there are children aged eight and above, swimming, biking and running their hearts out, achieving so much more than just a medal. If you’d like your child to get involved too, we explain how easy and fun it can be.
For those slightly above junior tri level, check out this issue’s first timer, Jon Dundee, who is attempting his first full distance triathlon at Ironman Mallorca. (p30). Follow his progress (and his 12-week training plan) and you could be crossing the finish line with Jon – especially as we’re giving away VIP entry to the event, worth £500.
While it’s tempting to train hard and fast, it’s important to look after your body, too. We strongly suggest you follow the eight essential yoga moves every triathlete should know (p46) a few times a week. You’ll be amazed to see how some basic stretching and lengthening can positively impact your training and race-day performance. Good luck to all those training and racing this month!