Even if you already enjoy each of the sports and are comfortable racing or
training for a single-sport endurance event, when you train for a triathlon,
you’ll save energy and improve performance by focusing on the fine points of
efficient strokes, spins, and steps:
✓ Swimming: There are five basic steps to an efficient and powerful swim
stroke: hand entry, catch, pull, push, and recovery.
✓ Cycling: If you remember riding around your neighborhood as a child,
you may be surprised to know that there’s a technical aspect to riding
that can make your journey around the block easier and more fun.
✓ Running: Most first-time triathletes are anxious about at least one of
the sports. If swimming isn’t your fear, odds are, it’s running.