Mare Island Bridge to Bridge - Triathlon
4 Incredible Benefits of Racing
Are you a runner? If yes, then you probably understand that running has a significant impact on one's life. Running, swimming or biking is more than just an exercise, it is a way of life with numerous benefits to your health and lifestyle.
#1 — Physically strong legs.
For every runner, the legs are important; helping you achieve your distance. Powerful legs carry your entire body up to the hill and down. They can go fast, and even faster at the track. Training regularly or occasionally makes your legs physically strong; ensuring you can maintain your pace at race events like 5K and 10K.
#2 — Relieves stress.
Serotonin is a chemical present in our brains, responsible for calmness and relaxation. Running for a short or long duration will boost your serotonin levels for a more relaxed and calm mind.
#3 — Helps prevent high blood pressure.
Your arteries, vessel responsible for transporting blood, expand and contract while you are racing or training for one. Whether you are planning to take a triathlon, duathlon, 5k or 10k, the benefits are the same. Training get your arteries worked on, which in turn helps to handle your blood pressure.
#4 — Weight control.
Running, swimming, cycling burns a whole lot of calories. However, train for a triathlon, or marathon, makes you hungrier than you have ever been before. Therefore, if you are looking to drop off some pounds, do not eat as much as your stomach wants.
Ready for triathlon, duathlon, 10K or 5K? Sign up for the Mare Island Bridge to Bridge race events. The 5K/10K event takes place at the historic Mare Island, swimming at the point where Napa rivers meet the bay, and the bikers get to see other fabulous places in the city.