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Triathlon SwimBeginner Triathlete Basics

If you have already decided to train for your first triathlon or you are still tire-kicking the idea, here are a list of links that will get you to through the basics. Remember, it takes 6-9 months to prepare for your first triathlon, so you have to plan ahead!

 
  Quick-Click tips for beginner triathletes preparing for their first mini-triathlon or seasoned triathletes looking for new resources:

Triathlon Swim - Get the low-down on swim gear, find info on safe water workouts and read tips for training and events.

Triathlon Bike - Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Triathlon Run - Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.

Triathlon Training Resources - Training guides we recommend for you.

 
 
 
 
  Great Triathlon Articles to Educate and Inspire You!  
 
 
Triathlon Race Day - A play-by-play account on what to expect from the swim, bike and run on race day, told from a racer's point of view.
 
 
 
Triathlon Q&A - Questions from YOU, Answers from TriathaNewbie.com.
 
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Great Triathlon Resources - Recommended books, gyms and training groups we've found along the way.
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Just a quick caution: When choosing to train for your first mini-triathlon, you should first visit your doctor to find out if you are healthy enough to swim, bike and run for the amount of time both a training schedule and an event require. If you are, you'll be thrilled with the results a triathlon lifestyle will bring.

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Triathlon Stories to Inspire You

"First Triathlon" Stories
Read stories written by people like YOU who talk about their first triathlon.
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Read interviews of people like you who give advice on training, balance and much more.

There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!

Triathlon Key: E equals Events, I equals Inspirational, N equals Nutrition, ? equals Question and R equals Resource

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Triathlon ResourceAdvice on Safe Swimming Outdoors - What about safety devices for the swim leg, especially for training sessions when you're swimming alone in open water?

Triathlon ResourceSwimming in the Deep End - For open water swims in lakes, bays, rivers, oceans, are the swims in water that is too deep to reach bottom if fatiqued?
Triathlon QuestionIs My Bike Ready for a Triathlon? ...My concern is I will start ramping up my training and my bike won't last...

Triathlon QuestionBuying a Triathlon Bike - Learn how to buy the right bike without breaking the bank from experts in the field

Triathlon QuestionRunning: Good for the Body and the Brain - Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.

Triathlon QuestionWalking Instead of Running in a Triathlon - The race promoters presented an award to a 69 year old female who had had 2 knee replacements...
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  Triathlon EventCalifornia Triathlon - iTRYathlon Sprint and Youth Triathlon - iTRYathlon is an empowering women’s and youth triathlon event for all fitness levels and abilities.

Triathlon EventCalifornia Triathlon - Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Sprint and International distances, check it out!

    Triathlon InspirationFirst Triathlon Story - Scott Everett, Mississippi - If I can do what I did with 10 weeks of training then I may just set the course on fire with 6 months to prepare...

Triathlon InspirationFirst Triathlon Story - Greg H. from Texas - just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.
    Triathlon ResourceWhat to Wear for a Triathlon - Is it insane to think I can bike/run in shorts and a sports bra that I swam in?

Triathlon ResourcePlanning Your Triathlon Calendar - How do you know when to plan your BIG triathlon?

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