How to Get Started in Triathlon

You did it! You signed up for your first triathlon! Now what? We've got your complete guide to crossing the finish line of your first triathlon.

Training Plans

Triathlon is terrifying, it’s confusing, and it’s also pretty great. We’re excited to have you join our ranks—so excited, we've gathered all of our beginner triathlon resources. Getting started in triathlon can be overwhelming, but we're here to help.

As a triathlon beginner, we recommend starting with a sprint triathlon (generally a 500-meter swim, a 20K bike, and a 5K run), but if you're interested in longer distances you can learn more about what those entail here. Along with the gear, training, and nutrition resources below, you can also ask us questions on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Now here are some beginner triathlon training plans to get you started.

Gear & Tech

The gear can be overwhelming, but don't overcomplicate it! Buy, borrow, or rent only what you need and then add on as you go.

Nutrition

A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking, and running.

Culture

The best part of this sport is the people (and lifestyle!) that come with it.