The 6 Things Every Beginner Triathlete Should Know

By Dave Noonan
@TriCoachNooner
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I remember my first triathlon. It was the Coronation Triathlon in Edmonton, Alberta in 1998. It was the week after my stag. My fiancée (now my ever supportive of my tri-addiction wife) was thoughtful enough to pack some running gear with my golf clubs. I would like to say I was committed enough to get out for a run but I was barely in good enough condition to walk a straight line and speak coherently let alone go for even a short run.…

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5 Simple Steps to Help You Create Your Own Sprint Triathlon Training Program

Is this the year you compete in a sprint triathlon? The following is are few simple triathlon program and training schedule steps to assist triathlete beginners in preparing for their first sprint triathlon training program.

Step One: Determine Your Goal

It is important to ensure that you set SMART goals. This means that the goals you set for yourself should be specific, measurable, accurate, realistic and timely.…

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Triathlon Coaching Paradigm

The triathlon coaching paradigm has recently shifted from a more traditional static approach to a dynamic, contemporary, and no doubt more effective style. Whether you are a triathlete searching for a new triathlon or endurance coach, a triathlon coach looking to achieve a better result for your trainees, or even a triathlon trainee looking to evaluate your current coach, the fact of the matter remains that understanding the strides and evolutionary advancements made in the triathlon coaching industry plays a vital role in your overall training or coaching success in this sport.…

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My First Triathlon: How to Guide

A triathlon competition is a multi-sport race that typically involves the completion of 3 sequential continuous endurance sporting events. Though many different forms and variations of this sport exists the most common or popular form of involves competitors engaging in swimming, running and cycling over various distances in immediate succession. Individuals who participate in triathlons (aka triathletes) often take on the challenge to compete for titles or prizes for fastest overall course completion time, and timed transition between individual swim, run and bike components of the race.…

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Successful Triathlon Training Plan for Sprint Distance Triathlons

When preparing for a sprint distance triathlon, most triathletes place a lot of emphasis on equipment, triathlon transitions, and stoke methodology. However, the most important and often overlooked element for any type of triathlon training is the training plan itself. This article goes on to discuss how triathletes can develop a strong sprint triathlon training plan, taking in to consideration all the talk in the industry concerning the different approaches to getting in shape for this sport.…

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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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