Always wanted to compete in a triathlon but didn't know where to start? No surprise – last year, more than 400,000 women completed one of these races.
This plan—designed by triathlon coach, Craig Sheckler of Endurance Multisport in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania—will take you from casual exerciser to endurance athlete in just three months.
It's the perfect preparation for a sprint-distance triathlon (that's a 0.6-mile swim, 12.4-milke ride and a 3.1-mile run). Start today and you'll be race-ready by July. Tip: Sign up for your race now! Not only is it highly motivating to have a deadline, but many races sell out long before race day. Find a race near you at trifind.com.
You can do this! This plan assumes you can swim one length of a pool (25 yards) without resting, bike for 20 minutes continuously, and jog for 15 minutes, taking walk breaks as needed. Not quite there? Simply repeat week 1 two or three times before moving on to week 2.
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