Set yourself up for success with these sites:
- Pick a race Go to trifind.com for nationwide listings.
- Hire a virtual coach Craig Sheckler, the triathlon trainer who designed our plan, offers personalized plans. Check out endurancemultisport.com for information.
- Get the gear At trisports.com, you'll find everything from wetsuits to energy bars.
- Map your bike rides Do your first few workouts on an off-road path so you don't have to deal with cars. When you feel comfortable maneuvering, hit the road. To locate a route, go to mapmyride.com.