How to Transition from Swimmer to Triathlete

You've spent years waking to the sound of an early morning alarm clock, long before the birds start chirping or coffee has started brewing. You're used to making your way to the cold waters of your local pool, swimming daily and following the black line back and forth for hours on end. You hit your splits and practice your starts and turns. Perhaps, at this point in your life, you've mastered the art of swimming enough to even find yourself a little bit bored. You're ready for a change, and triathlon is definitely an alluring option—your strength is also the first leg of a race, after all.

Thinking of making a transition from single sport to multisport? It isn't just about learning how to run and ride a bike; it's learning how to do them with proper technique in order to strengthen the right muscle groups and remain injury-free.

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