As someone who has competed in triathlons on and off for the past 15 years, I always enjoy reading about other people’s forays into the sport.
I’ve been very fortunate to meet many wonderful, and extremely interested & talented people through my pursuits into the sport of triathlon, many of whom are now close friends, and clients.
One of the terrific things about the sport of triathlon, is that you come across people from all walks of life, and all age groups.
Many of the people that I have crossed paths with ( be it in the pool, on the bike, or on the run) believe in the adage that it’s never too late to do something new.
Or in this case, that it’s never too late to compete in a triathlon,
Here’s a great article that I came across that I wanted to share with you.
It really is never too late….
Training for Triathlons at an Older Age
LAST year, at 66, Jenny F. Scott was not an obvious triathlete. A retired special education teacher, she had suffered a stress fracture running decades ago and took up serious bicycling only when she was 64 years old. But Ms. Scott, of West Columbia, S.C., and a friend decided to “bite the bullet last year, with no expectation other than we wanted to live through it,” she said of the swim-bike-run training needed to participate in the triathlon held locally each July. She signed up for training again this year, and like growing numbers of people in their 50s and 60s — and some older — she has found a new challenge in triathlons and other sports that test discipline and endurance. Some opt to train for competitive swimming, or the senior tennis or golf circuits.
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