It's funny though, cause this is not the first time this has happened to me. While competeing in my first 2 triathlons, I would always bust it to the first buoy in the swim portion and then be just cooked for the rest. Then in my most recent triathlon, I biked the run course as a warm up about an hour before the start of the race. Then during the swim, I never hit that wall that I had in the previous tri's.
So my advice is the following:
- About an hour before the event, work up a sweat. Get your heart going by going for a light jog, rowing, biking...something.
- Don't make it too intense, something light is more than enough. Just get your heart rate up.
- STRETCH. Before you warm up and then after. Loose muscles are less likely to get injured.
- Make sure you are hydrated for the event.
I assure you that before my next "competition" I'll be ready for whatever comes first!
"Fight Gone Bad"
3 rounds - 1 minute break between rounds
1 minute - AMRAP of:
20# Wall Balls
Rowing for Calories
Sumo Dead Lift (75#)
Push Press (75#)
20" box jump
My Score: 263 Reps
111 Wall Ball Sit-ups
333 Double Unders
While one partner is doing the movement, the other is running 200m.