How to Train for a Triathlon

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Tackle three sports at once and get fit by training for a triathlon.

Warning
Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise or exercise plan.

Step 1: Choose an event
Choose a triathlon that allows you at least six months to train before you compete.

Tip
Use a training partner, or surround yourself with supportive family and friends.

Step 2: Plan your routine
Plan your weekly exercise schedule. Train for each triathlon event (swimming, bicycling, and running) at least once per week.

Tip
Focus your training on your weakest event.

Step 3: Practice until you are ready
Practice until you can comfortably complete the required distances for each event.

Step 4: Prepare for the transitions
Prepare for the race-day transitions by practicing both swimming to biking, and biking to running.

Step 5: Rest and recuperate
Rest at least one day per week so your body can recuperate.

Step 6: Have fun
Most importantly, have fun – and savor your accomplishments!

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