Triathlon Training Resources

Triathlon Event    We understand that beginner triathletes come in all shapes and sizes and that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all training solution. That is why the list below contains a handful of choices rather than only one.

For you tire-kickers who aren’t ready to jump into training just yet, start off with our Beginner Triathlete Basics page to learn the essentials of what takes to navigate your way into the mini-triathlon world. It’s written in non-technical terms to give the average Joe or Jane perspective on whether the sport of triathlon is for him or her.

 Further down, we provide a few of our favorite triathlon resources for beginners.  Make sure you have a couple of these in your library — we guarantee there will be times when you want to reference an expert opinion on what your next workout should be, or if you are on pace for your race.

Timeframe for Training: –

The average person requires 6-9 months to train for a triathlon.  That includes a “base period” where you get yourself in general good physical condition, followed by about 3 months (4 is better) of training specifically for the triathlon you plan to do.  In addition to being able to swim, bike and run properly, you’ll need to be able to sustain these activities for roughly two hours…or more if you’re goal is to compete in a distance longer than a sprint/mini-triathlon.

The great thing about training for a triathlon is that once you have put in the time, and done your first race, you will still be in excellent condition — so why not sign up for a 2nd race.  You might as well take full advantage of your newfound conditioning!

We are always interested in your feedback, so please let us know what you think about the list!

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Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear 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.

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