When many people think of triathlons they think of the most famous one which is the Iron Man triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. The first race took place in 1979 and soon after that event, some people in Cincinnati Ohio wanted to create their own version of a triathlon starting Morgan's Little Miami Triathlon. It involves running and biking but rather than swimming, it has a canoe or kayak portion . Both Cincinnati bike repair and Cincinnati bike dealers in Ohio offer great deals on all of the equipment you may need to train for this race . This article will describe more details about this race as well as how to train to complete it successfully.
Morgan's Little Miami Triathlon is the oldest and largest triathlon of its kind in the United States celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year . The course starts out with a 6 mile canoe for two person teams or kayak for a solo racer, a 5.5 mile run that involves a bit of trail running, and an 18 mile bike ride . It has always been a competition for 2 person teams but now they are including the single person event that may use a kayak to race instead of a canoe. They offer two identical races, one in the summer and one in the Fall in the Cincinnati, Ohio area . It has been a longtime triathlon for many fitness and adventurous people .
In order to finish such a difficult athletic event, it is important to be physically ready for the race . You should spend a minimum of two months of intense training to complete this event with quite a bit of cross training. A lot of people are familiar with how to run and ride a bike but a lot are not sure with the correct way to canoe or kayak. There are many canoe and kayak stores and rental places in the area particularly near the Little Miami River where the event will be held . Find out which one may offer canoe lessons and have you and your partner to take a few lessons to be comfortable with maneuvering the canoe.
Once you are good at handling your canoe or kayak it is time to start exercising to prepare for the long triathlon . You should be working out six times per week with one day of total rest. A great schedule to follow would be to run 3 times a week, bike 3-4 times a week and to do canoe or upper body strengthening exercises three times a week. The key is to begin slowly and developing a good base of endurance. To get a good base in your training it is important to train well below a certain heart rate for at least two weeks.
Since the majority of people that participate in this race are doing it with a partner , try to train with your partner as much as possible to know what type of shape and pace they can maintain. You want to be able to stay strong as a unit , not just on your own .
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