When training for the running segment of the triathlon, it's very important to warm up properly. Warming up before the actual run with stretching prepares the muscles for the actual exertion of effort, and minimizes the risk of injury that may occur. Here are some light stretches for the shoulders and hamstrings along with light movements
Swimming is traditionally the most difficult of the three triathlon disciplines to master. Most people opt to swim with the freestyle stroke (or overhand crawl) for this part of the event. However, proper performance of the freestyle stroke is very contingent on correct form and technique. Knowing what the ideal form is along with regular swimming drills with an awareness of the ideal form and technique can be the best way to improve overall performance in this field.