The online tri community is all abuzz with news of this press release, announcing the formation of a new and exciting triathlon team.
I don't think I'll apply (I think the team is a little bit more into the longer-distance races, and I want to focus more on olympic distance and shorter), but Iron Wil has gotten me thinking about my contribution to the tri community. When I was just starting out with triathlon, preparing for my first time through Shawnee Mission, I used www.ontri.com. The site has a resource that allows you to input race distance, race date, and your fitness level, and it spits out a free training plan for you. They also have a pretty strong online community, full of helpful, experienced athletes willing to offer advice to the timid newbies who stumble upon them. It was an important resource for me, as I freaked out about all the intangibles of race day, not really sure what I was supposed to do for training, or for racing, or for anything.
In the spirit of giving back, I'm establishing a beginners' guide to triathlon. Granted, I'm not much more than a greenhorn myself, but I do this for a living, ya know; I can offer at least a few tidbits, I think.
In the future, look for the "beginner" label for posts. I have plans to provide basic information about base training, goal setting, as well as swim workouts, track workouts, and of course spinning workouts. If you stumble upon this site looking for a particular resource, let me know; I'll see what I can do.
And I guess we'll see where this takes us.