Whether this is your first time training for a triathlon or you’re a seasoned triathlete, finding the perfect training spot in North Palm Beach can be challenging. Truthfully, you can find an indoor gym that hosts a pool, bicycles, and treadmills to help you train for a triathlon. In reality, the race will be outdoors, where you’ll be exposed to many of nature’s harshest elements – no gym can prepare you for that.
Don’t despair, the chiropractors at ChiroCare North Palm Beach have rounded up the best triathlon training spots in the area so that you can train smarter not harder.
For Swimming: North Palm Beach Pool
The first part of the triathlon often kicks off with the swimming race. The best place to get your body conditioned to this is in an indoor pool, where you don’t have to face the waves and pressure of the open sea. The North Palm Beach Pool is the perfect spot to start your training sessions. The L-shaped pool boasts six 50-meter lanes. Bear in mind there’s an admission fee of $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Check the operation hours before your visit, as they’re scheduled by season.
Location: 951 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
For Cycling: Lake Trail
While technically this trail starts in West Palm Beach, it extends 5.5 miles along the Intracoastal Waterway. Most of the path is off the main road, but you will still find some street crossings in the southern portion of the trail. The trail surface is asphalt, which is similar to what you would experience during your triathlon cycling phase. Access to the path is free and open to everyone, but if you don’t feel like bringing your bicycle with you, there are rental shops nearby.
Location: S. Lake Trail, Palm Beach, FL 33480
For Running: Bluegill Trail
Following the eastern side of the C-18 Canal, this trail, featuring shell-rock surface will not disappoint you. Bluegill Trail extends a bit over 7.4 miles giving you the perfect training spot for running. It’s important to note that the trail is also open to bikers of all kinds. But, bear in mind, the surface might not be the right one for your triathlon training bicycle. There’s also an asphalt bicycle and pedestrian path, but this one only extends for 2 miles. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day.
Location: Bluegill Trail, Palm Beach, FL 33418
If you’re looking for a park that has an all-in-one type of approach to your triathlon training, look no further. There’s one North Palm Beach Park that’s the perfect spot to help you go from swimming to cycling and running in no time.
MacArthur Beach State Park
One of the most famous parks in the area, the MacArthur Beach State Park has beautiful nature trails and access to the beach, making it the perfect spot to visit if you’re training for a triathlon. The park has two nature trails, where you’ll be surrounded by nature no matter where you look. Be mindful as you run, as the path has been left as natural as possible, which means you can ding obstacles in the pathway. Once you’re done with your run, head over to the beach to practice your open-sea swimming skills. The beach here spans nearly 2 miles, giving you plenty of open space to swim.
Location: 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Training for a Triathlon?
Part of your triathlon training involves making sure your body is at its best. Make sure you take care of it, before, during, and even after your race. Contact a North Palm Beach chiropractor to ensure your body is aligned so that you can be the best version of yourself during the race. Schedule your chiropractic visit at ChiroCare of North Palm Beach today and make sure your body and spine are triathlon ready.