Triathlon Training Schedules: Laying the Foundation for Beginners


Are you in a hurry to get ready for your first triathlon? Be warned: triathlon competitions usually take most athletes weeks to months of training sessions to prepare for.



This tiring, grueling competition typically varies in distance and as thus requires the right type of triathlon training schedule to provide these athletes with the right amount of stamina, strength and energy to compete.…

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Top Tips For Training For A Mini Triathlon

Looking back on my first mini triathlon (also known as a sprint triathlon) in 1983 I can honestly say I didn’t have a clue. Of course the sport was so young then, very few people did. Training for a mini triathlon can be fun and rewarding, but a little preparation is crucial before you set out.

I knew triathlons entailed swimming, cycling and running but that was about it.…

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Vary Your Training Schedule For A Sprint Triathlon

There are a few things that are vital to understand when you are preparing for a sprint triathlon (or any endurance event). These are interrelated and can apply to any workout routine: intensity, volume, frequency, and rest. Frequency is the number of times you train within a given time period (i.e. one week). When deciding how often to train, you need to consider several things before setting out: What kind of shape are you in now?…

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5 Steps to an Effective Beginner Triathlon Training Program

Signing up for your first triathlon is a great first step towards completing your goal! Now what can you do to get started? First off, come to the acceptance that you will not achieve perfection in your first race, nor will you (likely) break any records. I’ve seen far too many triathletes overshooting on their first few races, which results in pressure and anxiety and disappointment when they don’t measure up to their unreasonable goals.…

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A Solid Triathlon Training Plan for a Sprint Triathlon

Forget about equipment, stroke technique, going fast, or transitions. The most important part of preparing for doing a sprint distance triathlon will be your training plan itself. A solid triathlon training plan for a sprint triathlon will have you moving in the right direction, so to speak, from day one onward. 

So how do you develop a “solid” plan when there is so much noise out there about the best way to train for this sport?…

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