Brand New and Ready to Get in Shape!
I am BRAND NEW, but want to set this goal now. I want to start tomorrow! I am very out of shape–yet, I’ve worked out on and off my whole life.
Cathy from Georgia
Thank you for contacting TriathaNewbie.com!
We’re thrilled that you are thinking about training now for a mini-triathlon. Below are some training guides that we think are very helpful for beginner triathletes. See which one works best for you and pick a training solution for yourself.
- Triathlon Swimming Made Easy: The Total Immersion Way for Anyone to Master Open-Water Swimming
- Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA, Ironman, and Endurance Racing
- Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals: And Doing the Duathlon Too
In February or so, start searching for an event (or email us and we’ll help you find one). Register for it immediately so that it will help you better focus on training during the blah-days, when you don’t feel like training (we run into them too). You should also consider joining a triathlon class at your local YMCA, community center or gym. Not only do they give you great advice for training, the people in the group provide each other support and encouragement.
Please let us know how it goes.
As always, if you haven’t trained for something this intense before and you have any health concerns, run the idea past your DR first.
TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:
Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.
Triathlon BikeTriathlon Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.
Triathlon RunTriathlon Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.
There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!
Pennsylvania Triathlon – Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon –-Great sprint triathlon for beginners!
New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon – This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Running: Good for the Body and the Brain – Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.
Triathlon QuestionWalking Instead of Running in a Triathlon –– The race promoters presented an award to a 69 year old female who had had 2 knee replacements…
New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon –This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Georgia Triathlon – Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon – USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation..
My First Triathlon, Nicholas D’Angelo – It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend…
First Triathlon Story – Greg H. from Texas – just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.
More Triathlon Swim Resources >>