The sport of has often been considered a bizarre form of self-torture engaged in by endurance junkies who had gone over the bend. Today the sport is becoming more mainstream where each year, thousands of everyday men and women – and even boys and girls – participate in their first triathlon in search of fitness and a rewarding challenge.
Nevertheless, the sport remains rather intimidating for beginners. It is complex, and the learning curve is steep for first-timers. We sat down with a group of local triathletes to see what they think about the sport and how their training differs from that of athletes in other sports with the hope of providing a boost along this curve for those of you considering their first triathlon.
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