Welcome! Those of you that have resolved to get fit and do a triathlon this year have found your way here. You are in luck. We have many triathlon training schedules for the beginner below. This article will also serve as a 'where do I start' guide for new triathletes and especially people new to fitness that are just about to take the first steps towards becoming triathletes. This guide will also be especially useful for those needing to lose weight. This article may get lengthy but will serve as a complete guide to all of the necessary articles to start your triathlon training today
A Beginner's Guide to TriathlonA FAQ on using the site and a compilation of basic advice
New Year’s Resolution: First Triathlon
First half or full Ironman? Click HERE!
Your first race will most likely be a minisprint, sprint or olympic race. Click Here for Iron distance information
750 meter - 0.5 mile swim 20 kilometer - 12.5 mile bike 5 kilometer - 3.1 mile run
1.5 kilometer - 0.9 mile swim 40 kilometer - 25 mi bike 10 kilometer - 6.2 mi run
Medical ClearanceRead this before you begin any training. Know the risks of partaking in this sport. Choosing a Triathlon Training Plan is a perfect article to help you figure out where to begin.
Use these programs if you have weight to lose before beginning formal triathlon training. These are very conservative and low impact.
Along with the weightloss training plans above, here are a collection of several great articles on the many ways to think and go about losing weight.
If you have current history as a runner, you may be able to jump into the Olympic training plans - my favorite distance for satisfying training vs family time.
Olympic Triathlon Training Plans
What training gear is necessary for a triathlon?
What a triathlon beginner needs to get started: The Swim
What a triathlon beginner needs to get started: The Bike
What a new triathlete needs to get started: The Run
Your triathlon transitions will save or waste precious minutes. Make sure you practice before the big day. Don't forget to print out our Race Day Checklist
A few tips on properly eating before and during a race. If you are new to racing, get familiar with Rule Violations During Triathlon Racing
VIDEO: USA Triathlon Rules ClinicGreat video on the rules that you need to know for your triathlon
There are thousands of knowledgeable people in our forums to help you out on any questions. Also visit our state forums to find people in your area for local information and training partners.
Just go to beginnertriathlete.com on your phone and you will get the mobile version. Access plans, log your training and more.