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Twelve things I've learnt from my first Super Sprint Triathlon

Some things I learnt from taking part at the wonderful Goa Triathlon: For the swim 1. I couldn't go regularly to the pool, but since I live near the beach, I did often go to the beach and swim. The swim was fine, even though I didn't really do a non-stop 400 m swim in the sea or pool. 2. Since I had never properly swum in the sea before, I started out with short distances of swimming parallel to the coast at Sernabatim beach. Then I practiced swimming out and back, just to see what it feels like to be hit by waves and to be more than 50 metres from the shore. I would plonk my bag next to the lifeguard and swim right in front of his chair. I tried not to think about the fact that the life gua

Things to Do in Goa: Triathlon

On a cool February morning, a whole lot of spandex clad people gathered on Bambolim beach near Panaji and at the call "Ready, Set, Goa!" plunged into the sea for the first part of the Goa triathlon. The event was wonderfully organised by Enduro Sports. This is India's first (and only) triathlon where the swim is in open water. If you're already a triathlete- there's the Olympic Triathlon for you. For those who want to dip their toes into triathlons (tri-curious!) there's the Super Sprint, which has short distances (400m swim, 10km bike ride, 2.5 km run). The sea is very calm in Bambolim, I didn't see a single wave break during the swim. The cycle ride is up a steep hill and the run is in the

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