HercUlean Triathlon is an endurance triathlon that consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle, and 42km run. It is an Initiative by Tabono Sports and Events Pvt Limited to promote the sports of triathlon in the country.
Herculean Tri will have a 3.8 km Swim in Open Water, 180 km cycling, and 42 km run. With the progress of the event, there will be more challenges in cycling and running leg.
Each Participant finishing the HercUlean Tri will be awarded the finisher medal which mentions: “You have the POWER of HERCULES”
Yes, this race will also have HercUelan Tri.5, Olympic & Sprint Distance where the distances will be as below:-
Swim: 1.9km; Cycling: 90km; Run: 21km
Swim: 1.50km; Cycling: 40km; Run: 10km
Please check the details at the bottom of the home page, check here - https://herculeantri.com/home
As seen over and over again throughout the years, the mind is the most powerful element in the human body. “The HercUlean Tri” triathlon is going to be one of the most challenging one-day sporting events in the world, but if you have the focused attitude and perseverance, you can do it.
Most beginners start with a sprint or even shorter distance Triathlon during the training time or in different races. If you’re an experienced endurance athlete, you’ll likely have no problems starting with an Olympic or HERCULEAN TRI.5 event.
Yes absolutely. It is all about time management skills, and that is one of the skills people learn when they train for Endurance Races. It is Tough But it can be done. We recommend that beginners try a handful of shorter races first to help guide their training and expectations. This will also help them in deciding the time required for them to train for the Full HercUlean Tri race.
We find the average minimum training times are at least 7 to 10 hours per week to get across the finish line of a HercUlean Tri.5. And at least 15 hours when training for the HERCULEAN TRI.
The swim course at the HERCULEAN TRIATHLON events depends on the city they're happening. A wetsuit is not mandatory in any race be it Udaipur or Konark but an Athlete can swim in a wetsuit. For more details click:
Hercuelan Tri.5- Udaipur, Rajasthan: https://herculeantri.com/udaipur-tri-5-route
Herculean Tri- Konark, Odisha: https://herculeantri.com/konark-tri-2023-route
All you need to finish a triathlon is a swimsuit (as the water temperature is pleasant), a bike, bike helmet, and running shoes. There's plenty of additional gear for each leg of the sport, and how much you buy depends on your goals and commitment. We recommend starting with high-quality basics and adding piece by piece as you get deeper into your training.
You can take two routes: either work with a coach or do the research yourself. You’ll find plenty of books and online materials about triathlons, but we find that working with a personal coach is important for about 75 percent of HERCULEAN TRI or any other triathlon athletes.
If you’ve already completed a few shorter races over the past year or two or are an accomplished athlete coming from another sport, give yourself a good six months. If you’re a complete beginner, you will probably need a longer time (up to a year) to feel confident in your preparation.
For a first race, we recommend picking one that suits your abilities and doesn’t have too many extremes (weather, hills, etc.) so you’ll be able to get across the finish line. That’s the most important goal for beginners.
There’s no doubt that the best way to connect and learn is through others. Find out if there’s a local tri club in your area or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, try a local Masters swimming group or group rides set up by a local bike store. You’ll be sure to find other triathletes there, too. When you register for an event, you’ll also get all sorts of tools, information, and assistance through the HERCULEAN TRI website. And don’t forget to "like" our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/HerculeanTri ) and follow us on Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/herculean_tri ) connect with us and other athletes.
The HERCULEAN TRI is planning to connect with local NGOs to help families who get affected every year in the coastal regions of Orissa due to cyclons. It will help athletes and the organization to make a positive difference in local communities. Whether it’s volunteering at a race or enlisting donations through the Your Journey, Your Cause program, there are plenty of ways you can use your HERCULEAN TRI dreams to help make those of others come true.
Unlike with many other sports, HERCULEAN triathlons require strategic fueling and hydration. (You can’t just load your body with calories and hope they’ll sustain you over the whole race or training session.)
It’s important to do some reading about nutrition in endurance racing and know that it’s very individually specific. You have to figure out how many calories you’re burning per hour, and how many calories you have to replace in the respective ratio of carbs, protein, sugar, and fat. This is where working with a coach or nutritionist can come in handy.
The reality is that every training session is part of your mental training since you experience a full range of emotions and psychological battles. Mental strength comes from understanding how you deal with physical challenges day in and day out. Race day, then, is just a combination of all you have experienced. By doing the physical work, you are simultaneously preparing your mind—and you’ll cope in an event the same way you have learned in preparation.
It’s very common for triathletes to be anxious about the open-water swim. To prepare yourself, make sure to practice in open water as often as possible and share lanes in the pool so you get used to swimming alongside others. Also, practice sighting when you are swimming in open water. On race day, take deep, calming breaths and start toward the back or side of your wave if you’re nervous.
A well-balanced program includes workouts focused on endurance and distance, and others focused on speed and strength. However, the concept of speed is relative to the distance you are training for. Levels of intensity beyond those you ever tap into in an event are not necessary and often cause injuries. The intensity determination of workouts should always be based on the hard facts of what you can sustain.
Overall body strength is a great asset to being a triathlete, although this doesn’t necessarily require a gym membership. A simple routine that engages your big muscle groups can be done at home with minimal equipment. (Think, burpees, push-ups, pull-ups, Planks, walking lunges, abdominals, and lower back exercises). As little as 20 minutes of strength training every 4-5 days will be an asset.
The basic difference between a road and a tri bike is the geometry of the frame. A true tri bike has a seat post at a somewhat steeper angle, which puts you in a more forward position and takes a lot of stress on your hip flexors and back. This position also allows you to generate power as you push down on the pedals while in the aero position.
If you have a road frame, it’s certainly possible to achieve a comfortable position. This can be done by adding clip-on aero bars, moving the seat a little forward and up, and perhaps adjusting the stem length of your road bike to allow you to comfortably lean on the elbow pads of your aero bars. Most bike shops are staffed with someone who can help you turn your road bike into a race-worthy machine.
Training on hills is one of the most effective ways to build strength in cycling. To get better, your goal is to be able to push bigger gears more efficiently, so building your strength will pay off even on flat courses. Additionally, working on hills allows you to build all the muscle groups that are recruited in cycling. (Plus, no matter the incline, a windy course feels much like climbing a hill.)
For athletes who are new to running, the run/walk strategy is extremely useful. In the HERCULEAN TRI race, the run course was set up with aid stations approximately every kilometer. This offers a great way to "break down" the course and set up a schedule of running with some walking whilst allowing your heart rate to drop a little and ingest necessary fluids and calories. As you race more, becoming more comfortable and confident with pacing and your ability to sustain, you will most likely find yourself replacing the walk with a slow jog. Remember that even the slowest jog is faster than walking.