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From triathlon distances to race selection to training, gear, nutrition, and more - we’ve got everything you need to start the journey to your first triathlon.
Learning how to swim for triathlon—and then learning how to swim well—can be one of the biggest challenges that beginner triathletes face. Here’s our guide to making it a little easier.
Your guide to transitioning from road to trail.
Use these skills sessions to help you become a more efficient, confident and safer triathlete on the bike.
Masters swim coaches are great at working on the fine points of technique, but most don't have the training to work with adults on the fundamentals.
It can be tempting to try to jump back in where you left off. But don’t!
What you should focus on in swim, bike, and run now, so you can have an amazing race season later.
You can find would-be-triathletes all around.
Starting out in triathlon can seem overwhelming—but here's some key information that'll help give you a headstart.
Training, racing, fueling, gear, and more—we talk about all the things you need to know when you're first starting out in triathlon.
With proper training, getting to the finish line of your first triathlon is a very achievable goal.
Top tips, tricks, and bits of wisdom guaranteed to get you to your first start line ready to rock.
The list of what you need to know before competing in your first triathlon is shorter than you might expect.
Coach Drew Sapp breaks down the basics of building up to the biggest race in your season.
I’m training for my first sprint. What are the most important workouts I should be doing for each sport?
Looking to sign up for your first triathlon? This advice will help you have a successful first race.
You will enjoy progressing through each phase as you gain fitness and speed throughout each four-week cycle.
Many of us tend to go to a dramatic place in the hours and minutes before a race.
We smooth out your learning curve and let you in on the rites of passage every triathlete must go through in their first year.
Just know you can do this, and we’ve got your back.
Can you check off more than seven out of the 10 of these tri milestones?
Your first time getting in the pool as an adult can be downright scary.
Here's what you really need to know ahead of your first triathlon.
Meredith Atwood shares the keys for becoming a well-rounded triathlete.
Seven tips to improve your swim stroke in time for your next triathlon.
A race-day dry run can lock in your training and lock out nerves. Enjoy the no-pressure prep, and get ready to crush.
A small shift in mindset is the key to success in your first triathlon!
This butterflier turned long-distance swimmer turned Ironman wowed the world when she placed second in her Kona debut last year.
"Beginner's Luck" columnist Meredith Atwood shares four key steps to take in pursuing your first triathlon finish.
Interested in the idea of training for a triathlon? This sprint training plan keeps it simple so that someone with no swim, bike, or run experience can successfully reach the finish line.
The gear and training knowledge required to make it from T1 to T2 can feel overwhelming.
"Remember to keep a strong heart and an even stronger determination."
In other words, here's how to ride a bike.
Beginner triathletes don't need to learn how to bilateral breathe, right? Wrong, writes Meredith Atwood.
Meredith Atwood on the power of just showing up, even if the weatherman isn't predicting the ideal conditions.
A sprint triathlon is the perfect introduction to the sport, and you can get to the finish line triumphantly using this eight-week plan.
This progressive workout series is ideal for novice and intermediate athletes because it gradually builds speed and endurance.
Bob Babbitt gives his take on jumping into "the greatest sport ever invented."
Coach Lance Watson shares some of the common barriers to getting started in triathlon, plus some handy solutions to overcome them.