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I want to start triathlon and i live in Quebec(4 posts)

I want to start triathlon and i live in QuebecJRIDE
Dec 23, 2002 7:55 AM
Hi i'm 15 and i've been racing mountain bikes for awhile. I hopeing next year to finish top 3 in Quebec and top 10 in Canada. I'm also starting road racing in the spring i'd like to start triathlon i can run very well and bike very well. Ihave to start swimming cause i'm not very good at that.

How can i find out about races near me? I ive near Montreal
Tipssctri
Dec 23, 2002 3:45 PM
Great!

Comming from a stong cycling background will help you, time wise, but the pool can be a big big challenge for many ppl.
I would recommend some sort of coach, maybe try your highschool? etc

As for races, try your provincial site: http://www.triathlonquebec.org/

Good luck

RC
agree...Steve_0
Dec 24, 2002 4:24 AM
I think the biggest mistake most beginners make is planning to 'get by' on the swim.

Many find the swim much more difficult than expected, and it greatly affects their bike and run.

Even if you dont get a coach, get as much pool time as possible; make sure youre VERY comfortable swimming the distance AND swimming in crowds.

Good luck; great sport....you'll enjoy it.
re: I want to start triathlon and i live in QuebecJRIDE
Dec 24, 2002 6:39 AM
Ya i realize the swim is what will kill me so i'm going to try and work on swmming.
Do any of you know if there's any Xterra races near me?