I'm doing my first mini triathlon tomorrow!!!

Triathlon Event  I’m doing my first mini triathlon tomorrow!!! Its a 70 m swim, 9.5 mile bike, and 2 mile run. I’m super nervous and was wondering if you had any last minute tips. This site has been very helpful in my preparation for the race and I would love to hear what you have to say! Thank you!

Kayla, Lafayette, LA

Triathlon Event  Hi Kayla,
Thank you for contacting and congratulations on your big day tomorrow! We are so happy that you emailed with such kind words about the site.

The best advice we can give you is:
YOU CAN DO IT! Don’t second guess yourself. Give it your all, be safe and above all else, HAVE FUN!!!!
Quick funny story:

On my first triathlon, I had no advice and went in as green as green can be. I ended up doing about 25 yards of the run before someone told me I still had my helmet on. I laughed my butt off later on.

Let us know how it goes:

  • Review the event itself
  • Tell us your story
  • Pass on a helpful hint

All of these things can help another Newbie!

Be well,

Niki Jamieson Recommended Resources:


Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.

Triathlon Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Triathlon Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.

“Triathlete Profile
Read interviews of people like YOU who give advice on training, balance and much more.

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