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Getting into the world of triathlons can be exciting, nerve raking and even frustrating! We at triathlon tips aim to make it a little less nerve raking and frustrating and a bit more exciting! We understand those looking for a beginner triathlon can have pretty big concerns as well as lots of questions so we hope we can answer some of these on this page for you we begin with “How do I start training for a beginner triathlon“:
How To Start Training
Most Triathletes have some experience in running, cycling or swimming and find a triathlon is almost a natural progression from one of those three disciplines. The problem comes when your unsure how to progress from a single discipline to the Triathlon.
My biggest advice is to try and find a local Triathlon club and get involved their, or find friends or coworkers who are also interested in doing their first triathlon as this way your motivation will be massively improved.
If those options aren’t open to you, I recommend building on your strengths in swimming, cycling and running individually before then going to train in blocks of two or three in one go. This will allow your confidence to grow and once you do make the jump it will make it that much easier. Once you have your foundations set you can try going cycling and running training sessions and eventually swimming, cycling and running sessions (if this is open to you we recommend open water swimming best since this what Triathlons typically use).
Or you can sign up for one of the online programs which offer one on support and training plans such as the Triathlon dominator. Just remember to go easy on yourself to start with and slowly build up the total length to match that of your desired first triathlon race.
Beginner Triathlon – What race should I do or begin with?
There are four main triathlon distances: Sprint 750 m swim, 20 km cycle, 5km run, Olympic 1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run, Half Ironman 1.93 km swim, 90km cycle, 21.09 run and Full Ironman 3.86 swim, 180 km cycle, 42.2 km run. The total distances increase as you build up, but most novices begin with either sprint or olympic lengths.
Where can you find races
There aren’t many races specifically advertised as beginner triathlon races but triathlons are held internationally. The following websites will give you a better idea of where you can find races:
For US triathlons we recommend you visit: Tri Find
For European Triathlons we recommend you visit: Tri Mapper
Beginner Triathlon – Whats a good time for a triathlon?
If your competing in a triathlon you should be pretty chuffed if you hit the following times:
Beginner Triathlon Sprint Time: 1hr 30 minutes
Olympic Triathlon Time: 2h1 10 minutes
What else do I need to know?
To answer this question we really recommend you set yourself a target and pick a race, go onto their official website and download a copy of the rules and regs as the rules can change from race to race. For example some races require you to wear a full wetsuit others don’t.
Just remember to keep going and once race days arrives have fun!
If your looking for a beginner triathlon and really want to get an edge on your training, I highly recommend you check out Triathlon Dominator or for any other queries ask your friends, an official (ideally before race day!) or even us!
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