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:
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.
- First-Time Triathlete Stories Sure to Inspire You!
- Triathlete Profile – Learn tips and tricks from fellow triathletes
- Triathlon Training – – Resource and training guides
- Average Triathlon Times – Guide to gauging times
- “What to Wear for a Triathlon”
- Sprint or Mini-Triathlon FAQ – Quick Triathlon FAQs
- Triathlon Distances – Which distance is best for 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 TriathaNewbie.com.
Great Triathlon Resources – Recommended books, gyms and training groups we’ve found along the way.
We are always interested in your feedback, so please let us know what you think about the list!
Exciting News: TriathaNewbie.com 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.
Taking Care of Your Swim Gear – Learn how to properly take care of your swim gear so that it will be around for a while.
There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!
Pennsylvania Triathlon – Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon –-Great sprint triathlon for beginners!
New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon – This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Running: 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…
New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon –This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Georgia Triathlon – Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon – USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation..
My First Triathlon, Nicholas D’Angelo – It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend…
First 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.