Your First Triathlon: Solo or Social?

The ultimate guide to finding your ideal race

Jun 3, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Do you want to go incognito and race alone, or do you want a more supportive experience? “It’s a good idea to pick a race that’s known for being beginner friendly,” Polloreno says. “There will be a lot more volunteers positioned to make the experience go more seamlessly.”

If you want to train with a group, like Team in Training, the organization may choose your first tri for you. “That can be a fun and social way to tackle your first triathlon as well,” Polloreno says.

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