Post by Rodney Jenkins, a Group Exercise Instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner. He is also a business teacher with the Wake County Public School system.
Eight years ago, I started my own triathlon journey, struggling because I knew nothing about preparing for the sport. Thanks to friends in the triathlon community, I eventually found my way and learned how to properly train. Since then, I have completed 3 Iron Distance Triathlons. It is now my goal to make sure Rex members do not follow the same arduous path I took.
There is a correct way to prepare and I can show you how.
Join me on Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Garner REX Wellness Center for a discussion about all things related to training for your first sprint triathlon. We will discuss training programs, equipment, time commitment and nutrition. I will also discuss our triathlon training sessions and how you can join.
Don’t just rely on Google searches for your Triathlon training. Come talk with us.
So, will training for your first triathlon be easy? Probably not. Will it be painful? Most certainly. But, I can assure you of one thing. Once you cross the finish line of your first triathlon, the pain will probably go away. At least for a little while.
Why Tri a Tri? I’ll give you three good reasons. Rex Wellness of Garner, Knightdale and Wakefield. All three are holding informational sessions in March as a kickoff for this year’s REX TriPeat series. This is a great opportunity to talk to triathletes who know the sport and can share training tips to help prepare you both mentally and physically for the triathlon.
March Triathlon Informational Events:
Garner Wellness Center: Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.
Raleigh Wellness Center: Thursday, March 30 at 6:45 p.m.
Wakefield Wellness Center: Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.
Knightdale Wellness Center: Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.
To register, please contact one of our Wellness Center facilities directly:
Garner: (919) 661-6100
Raleigh: (919) 784-1371
Wakefield: (919) 570-1511
Knightdale: (919) 747-5360
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up!”
~Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man