Getting Ready - Your Training Programme
The BSG Kids Triseries is not a competition and your times will not be recorded.
It's all about 'Giving it a Go', having fun, meeting new people and bringing your family along for a great day out.
We've worked hard to give you a Kids Triseries event just for kids - designed to be fun and challenging yet safe and achievable - just what sport should be all about for kids.
The best way to prepare for your event is to participate in the Tissink TriTrainer programme specially designed for you by Raynard Tissink, SA's Ironman and dad of two kids participating in the Series.
Preparing For The Day
This means getting your body and your brain ready for what you need to do. The more preparation you put in means you will have extra confidence when it comes to the day.
Kids, if you live close enough to where you will be doing the Triathlon event, why don't you check out the location before the event?
What Will Happen On The Day?
1st Stage : Swimming
Practice swimming the distance for your Triathlon age group. Click here to check the distances again.
Remember you will be swimming with other kids.
- In The Swim Leg, you may be swimming in water up to 2 metres in depth and will need to look up about every ten strokes to check you are going in the right direction. Friendly safety Triathlon crew members will be there to help if you need it. There will be buoys in the water where you need to turn around.
Transition Comes Next!
- Practice your swim-bike changeover - putting on your t-shirt and running shoes. Your Triathlon t-shirt will be given to you with your goody bag when you check in.
2nd Stage : Cycling
- Practice turning corners safely on your bike to build confidence.
- Your helmet must be worn when you ride your bike. Don't forget to fasten the clip together.
- Don't forget to make sure you tie your shoe laces up properly to avoid getting them caught on the bike as you are riding in the Cycle Leg.
3rd Stage : Running
- Try practising your run - try running around the block at home or around the oval at school. Set yourself some goals for the run and build on them each day.
- Good runners focus on where they are going, so don't look down at the ground as you run - keep your head up!
- Choose good running shoes that don't restrict your movement. Shoes that fit better perform better.
Always let your parent or carer know if you are practising any of these activities. Always practice with safety.
Perform At Your Best
To make sure your body can performance at its best, you need to take great care of it. Here are some more healthy hints:
- Get enough sleep each night - you need between 10-11 hours!
- Give your body good types of foods it needs to refuel after practising or being active.
- S-t-r-e-t-c-h your arms, legs, neck and back muscles! When you're practicing
your swim, cycle and run, your muscles can start to get tired and tighten up which isn't good. Regular
stretching helps improve your flexibility while being active can help against
preventing injuries (see stretching ideas below).
- Give your body a few minutes to "warm up". Try jogging on the spot, doing a quick walk or star-jumps.
- Remember to do a "cool down" lap when you finish your Triathlon and re-do your stretches so your muscles don't get sore and tight.