My First Triathlon | Beginner Triathlon Training for Lower Fitness Levels
Tammy SlauenwhiteAll plans by this Coach
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The 'My First Triathlon' training plan was developed by me and utilized for four consecutive years when I was coaching beginner triathletes in the Bridgewater Triathlon Club, Nova Scotia, Canada. What this means is the plan has been tried, tested, and proven to be true! Every single participant that I coached using the basic concepts within this plan has had 100% success. Since it's creation, I have coached over 100 beginner triathletes with no prior experience whatsoever using this plan.
When I added 'My First Triathlon' to my TrainingPeaks library, I updated it with the latest concepts in triathlon training for beginners and packed it with all kinds of information to introduce the inexperienced to the world of triathlon. It comes complete with several guides to help you along your way as well as email support. If you ever have a question, PLEASE reach out to me.
The plan is designed to train the beginner using a safe low-intensity progressive overload based on time instead of distance. It consists of shorter workouts through the week, longer workouts on the weekends, and one day of rest (can take Monday as additional rest day if needed). There are also two core strength workouts included. There are four brick workouts each week so the beginner gets a more true triathlon training experience.
The icing on the cake is the mini triathlon training practices that have been worked into the plan. This adds an element of fun and excitement, giving the beginner a chance to practice triathlons in a non-competitive environment. I remember what it was like to do my first triathlon, and combining that with over a decade of experience in coaching beginner triathletes, I used this knowledge to build one hell of a kick-ass triathlon training plan for beginners. This plan that will not only help them complete a Try-a-Tri or Sprint triathlon distance but big time boost their fitness, skills, and confidence along the way.
If you have any questions about this plan, feel free to contact me. Remember, the joy is in the journey.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|1:50 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|0:48 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|1:12 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:50 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:48 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||1:12 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor