10 Best Triathlon Training Program

Updated on: October 2021

Best Triathlon Training Program in 2021


Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance

Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance
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IronFit Triathlon Training for Women: Training Programs and Secrets for Success in all Triathlon Distances

IronFit Triathlon Training for Women: Training Programs and Secrets for Success in all Triathlon Distances
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Sprint Triathlon Training in 4 Weeks: The Ultimate Sprint Triathlon Training Program

Sprint Triathlon Training in 4 Weeks: The Ultimate Sprint Triathlon Training Program
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Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels
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The Triathlon Training Book: How to Be Faster, Smarter, Stronger

The Triathlon Training Book: How to Be Faster, Smarter, Stronger
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80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels

80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels
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The Complete Strength Training Workout Program for Volleyball: Develop power, speed, agility, and resistance through strength training and proper nutrition

The Complete Strength Training Workout Program for Volleyball: Develop power, speed, agility, and resistance through strength training and proper nutrition
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The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.
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80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
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The Complete Strength Training Workout Program for Football: Increase power, speed, agility, and resistance through strength training and proper nutrition

The Complete Strength Training Workout Program for Football: Increase power, speed, agility, and resistance through strength training and proper nutrition
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Two Things to Do Before Training for Your First Triathlon

Figuring out what to do before starting to train for your first triathlon is critical. Check out these two small pieces of advice,

1. Chose the proper race: You cannot start training without a legitimate, scheduled goal to meet. If you do elect to just begin working out and then decide on the race later, you "leave the door open", meaning that you allow yourself to use an excuse. Rather than letting the tough training dictate whether or not you follow through, register for a race and let people know you are doing it. This way you have locked yourself in, and you'll be more likely to stick to your commitment. Do remember though, when you select a race, pick one that is far enough away to allow you time to train properly. Giving yourself four weeks to train for your first sprint triathlon is not a good idea, nor is it a smart decision to say that you'll be able to prepare for an Olympic distance competition within six weeks. Make sure you have an adequate amount of time to let your body adjust to this new type of working out, which is significantly different from lifting weights five days a week or getting ready for a 5k. Overall, set a goal and be patient.

2. Get the proper equipment: Research and understand what you need to compete in triathlon. No, you do not have to run out and buy a $3,000 bike and hire a full-time tri coach. However, you should take some time to list all of the equipment you'll need to begin training and be as efficient and successful as possible. While the number of items triathletes use seems endless, these are the basics every new triathlete needs: comfortable bike, bathing suit (possibly a wet suit), goggles, helmet, shorts, running sneakers, socks, breathable shirt, towel, flip flops, sunglasses, and body lube. Once you have these items, you can train regularly and compete on race day.

Triathlon is a remarkably rewarding venture, so prepare yourself the best you can before actually starting to train. You'll see that doing so will allow you to better experience the thrills and adrenaline all experienced triathletes get each time they cross the finish line.

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