Triathlon Training

So here you are. You are curious about this popular sport of triathlon and triathlon training. Can I do it? How much time do I have to commit? There are many questions, but if you have come this far to stumble upon this page and are still reading, the chances are you are closer to doing your first triathlon than you think. Please notice, I did not say "your first race", I said "your first triathlon".

I will never for get my first Tri. It was a sprint, .5 mile swim, 14 mile bike, and a 5k run. My problem was I thought it was a "race". Needless to say I felt as though my lungs were going to explode!

Lesson Number 1 for newbees, its not a race, have fun. The goal is to finish. As you progress with the sport there will be plenty of opportunities to "race" yourself, your friends, or the clock.

Warning!! This sport is addicting! I did my first sprint at the age of 29, and over 100 races later, consisting of all distances and 3 full IRONMAN races I'm still at it.

So whats next? There is so much information out there where does one begin? Relax that is where this is this site comes in to help.

For safe swimming tips for the new Triathlete click on the video below:

Follow my current Ironman training, and view my weekly training schedule here: My Ironman Training Plan

Have a triathlon training question? Post it below, myself or my readers will be happy to help. Need a tri plan? Drop me and email and together we can find a realistic plan to fit your schedule and lifestyle. Do you have a great training plan or training routine that is unique? Then please share it with our readers. Found a great triathlon link? Please post it below.

Scroll down to the bottom for links and to see what others have said. But most importantly contribute with your comments.

Race Rehearsal Tips for the Triathlon Swim Leg

Click on the "Beginner Triathlete Logo" above for beginner training programs for all distances.

2006 Ironman Lake Placid swim start

Triathlon Training Articles

For many new triathletes, the swim leg can cause the most pre-race anxiety. In addition to being comfortable swimming the race distance, one should be comfortable swimming with others. This is something that is often hard to train for. Knocked goggles, pushing and bumping does occur and if you are prepared you will be able to keep your heart rate down and finish the swim unaffected.
Below is a video of some simple swim tips to make you a more efficient and relaxed swimmer.

All about Bike Riding. Great info on bicycles and bike riding!

Click here for Beginners Olympic Distance Triathlon Training Plan.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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IMFL 2010 
Just wrapped up my season and Coach Briody suggested I leave a race report, so here goes: Capped off the year with IM Florida last week. Was a challenging …

This just in from Tom.. Awesome.. Lance training in Kona yesterday and happens to come across Chris Lieto (2nd in 2009 IM World Championship) riding …

Injury - How do you deal with it? 
If you are active and routinely train, chances are you are going to have to deal with Injury at some point. Sincerely hope all of you successfully avoid …

Beginner training plan 
I'm really enjoying this website. Can you or any of your readers help me out with a Beginners Olympic distance training program?

Off Season...What does it mean to you? 
If you reside in the Northeast, you are probably bracing yourself indoors waiting for tomorrow's big snowstorm. Winter's like that - little or no sun, …

Great Bike route 
Hartman Hill Road Hartman Hill can be found in West Hills, off of Jericho Tpke, across from Umberto's. Heading East, make a right and head south on …

Nutrition plan 
Here is an interesting link regarding sports nutrition.

New York Rising 
When you think about Triathlon, you generally think of warmer climes...Hawaii..San Diego...Texas...Florida..Australia...New Zealand. However, very interesting …

Posturing: Don't be a Slouch 
A few years ago, I thought my body was throwing in the towel with respect to my passion for Triathlon and Multisport. I had neck pain, lower back pain, …

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Group ride? Not rated yet
I am looking to start a small group ride on either Saturday or Sunday mornings this spring and summer. Moderate pace with mileage building from 20+ to …

Torture on the Trainer - Grin & Bear it! Not rated yet
Snow - Shovel - More snow - More shoveling...It's a literal mess out there. As we await warmer weather and sunny skies, I'm sure many of you are enduring …

Shake Things Up with XC Skiing Not rated yet
Winter and the Off Season should be a great time to try things that you don't get to do once the off season hits, and once winter's over, mind you. …

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