Tips for Finding a Good Fit When Cycling in a Triathlon

Over the course of his career, Bill Kennedy has built a reputation for successful business development in Arlington, Virginia, most recently with his new company, Kennedy Technical Consulting Services, LLC. Outside of the office, Bill Kennedy is an accomplished triathlete in the Arlington area.

There are several ways to get the most out of your cycling experience. Even though bicycles are now adjustable in almost every way, you should not over-emphasize comfort. Bear in mind that no matter how you try to feel good on your machine, you will feel some pain from sore muscles.

This also applies to saddles. The perfect fit does not exist. Find one that feels good most of the time. This may mean finding a hard saddle that fits well, rather than a softer one that may prove to be uncomfortable over time.

Be careful with your positioning. Placing yourself lower than the handlebars may improve your aerodynamics, but don’t go so low that you can’t stay in that position and then run your best afterward.

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Preparation is Important Part of Triathlon Success

Arlington, Virginia, resident William Allen Kennedy leads and provides strategic guidance for Kennedy Technical Consulting Services, LLC. In addition, William “Bill” A. Kennedy is an avid triathlete, and when he is not in the office, he spends much of his time training for or competing in these races.

A triathlon is a race run in three stages, most typically running, cycling, and swimming. Triathlons vary in distance, and the Ironman Triathlon is the longest standard distance. The Ironman’s 140.6 miles consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. Most people compete at shorter distances, such as the half Ironman, where each leg is exactly half the distance.

A triathlon is a grueling athletic event that pushes participants to the limits of their endurance. Proper training is crucial, both to avoid potentially serious injury and also to give triathletes a reasonable expectation of finishing the course. Even the shortest triathlon distances will generally take a trained triathlete an hour or more to complete, during which there is no relaxing or resting. Training for a triathlon generally takes place in phases, gradually increasing in length and intensity. After the race has been run, triathletes should take a break from training to rest and recover before preparing for the next event.