Beginner 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.  These links will cover everything from the very basics on how to begin, all the way to what you need to remember on race day.

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:

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

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

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

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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 Age Groups All about the various age groups, classes, and divisions in a typical triathlon race.

Essential Swim Gear.  Triathlon training means you need to hit the pool.  Here is a list of swim gear that every beginner should have.

Triathlon Q&A – Questions from YOU, Answers from

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A great ebook for first-time triathletes!

Exciting News: featured in Triathlete Magazine as “Your one stop shop for beginner triathletes”. Check it out!

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.

“Triathlete Profile
Read interviews of people like YOU who give advice on training, balance and much more.

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