The Triathlete Beat podcast welcomes its FIRST GUEST EVER…Dr. Ryan Balmes! Ryan is a sports physical therapist who co-runs the ENDVR Health physical therapy clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. He is passionate about helping all athletes enjoy and play their sport. I was lucky to catch him while on a weekend trip to Atlanta and really glad we met up to make some content. Definitely check the episode that we recorded on his podcast, The ENDVR Health Podcast as well.
It’s been a while! Yes, that’s what I said on the last episode of The Triathlete Beat on August 7, 2018, but it’s now March 2019…and I’m fired up to put out more content this year!
Today’s episode is a quick and informal update on:
What’s kept me busy since the last time I podcasted
A slight update to the target audience of The Triathlete Beat podcast
Many people stay away from doing a triathlon because of a few common thoughts around bikes, such as: "I don't have a fancy bike" or "I don't want to buy a bike". Well I've got great news! It is NOT a necessity to have a fancy bike, or to buy a bike in order to do a triathlon. In my opinion, there are a few scenarios when you should and should not buy a new bike for your first triathlon race, or just triathlon in general.
How much training time should one spend on swimming vs. biking vs. running? This is a very common thought that every beginner triathlete experiences when first entering the sport. For those just starting out, I discuss why one shouldn't initially think in terms of swim/bike/run training ratios. Instead, focus more on training to one's weaknesses and building up overall fitness, which will get you primed and ready for that first triathlon and more.