Why start doing triathlons? Read about my story - Paul van Brink

Why start doing triathlons?

Why start doing triathlons

There are several reasons to start training for a triathlon. For example, you could be a fanatic swimmer, cyclist or runner and be wanting to achieve more than what you already do. A triathlon is of course the perfect challenge at such a point. Another possibility is that after getting a, let’s say running injury, you change to swimming and/or cycling to stay fit. After your recovery from the running injury, the step to a triathlon is made easy!

Are you not a swimmer yourself (or runner or cyclist)? Not a problem at all! You can also take triathlons in a team. These teams consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of three participants. In this way you can divide the different components of a triathlon per participant, so that everyone is able to get the best out of themselves! What is useful to know before you start training for a triathlon: it is extremely addictive!

I started in 2007. At the time, I taught swimming lessons to a lady who was planning a triathlon with a friend. During the time I helped her with the preparation of the triathlon her friend got injured. Because she wanted to do the triathlon, she asked me if I wanted to take the place of her friend. I did this with great pleasure and since then I have done between 10 and 12 triathlons every season, why addicted?

I am convinced that everyone can work towards a healthier lifestyle at his or her level. Do you want to start training for a triathlon and would you like help from an expert? Do you want to get the most out of yourself and achieve your goals? Please contact me! I’ll be happy to help you with your first triathlon!

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Why start doing triathlons