Where to Go for Triathlon Training?
Where to Go for Triathlon Training
Have you caught the triathlon bug? When Olympic fever hit our shores last summer, we watched mesmerised as the athletes of Great Britain surpassed all expectations and truly 'inspired a generation'. The 'Summer of Sport' helped contribute to a huge increase of adults taking up a weekly healthy activity in an attempt to get fit. Over 750,000 new people put on their running shoes, dusted off their cycling helmets and made early New Year's resolutions to get in shape. With Great Britain taking 2 of the podium positions in the men's Triathlon event, the Brownlee brothers proved that you don't need expensive equipment, a specialised track or a 4-minute mile to be fit and successful; you just need to give it everything you've got and have fun whilst you do it.
Triathlons are based around 3 key disciplines; swimming, cycling and running, generally completed in that order. Distances vary from event to event, but a standard Olympic race consists of a 1.5km (0.93mile) swim, a 40km (25mile) cycle, and a 10km (6.2mile) run. All 3 disciplines are brilliant tools for improving cardiovascular fitness and strength, so are great for weight-loss and improving general health.
Many of us try to keep fit and active on a weekly basis, so why not keep it up whilst on holiday? We have a range of luxury retreats that offer specialised fitness programmes to get you running, cycling and swimming in the most idyllic of locations. Get outside and get active whilst taking the time to relax and enjoy breath-taking mountain and beachfront scenery. From biking trails in Cyprus to ocean swimming in St Lucia, you can work on your fitness and muscular endurance whilst embracing the outdoors.
Our healthy holidays aren't just about keeping fit; world-class spas offer you scope to unwind and re-energise after an active day. You can tailor your holiday to suit your needs; including daily yoga and Pilates classes so you can warm-down after a run to keep your body fresh. Keeping healthy is the key to improving your fitness levels; help your muscles recover with healing spa treatments and massages so you can keep going faster for longer. Whether you need a kick-start on the road to fitness, or want to keep up your active lifestyle on holiday, we have the perfect destinations for fitness fanatics and Triathlon lovers.
Here is a roundup of our top 5 destinations for budding triathletes, all offering you the chance to swim in in crystal-clear seas, cycle idyllic backdrops and run along pure-white sandy beaches. So why not head abroad and get active? You only have 3 years to get fit for Rio!