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Beginners: Week 8

: You're more than a third of the way to the goal. In a couple of weeks you'll be halfway to the goal. You could probably do a triathlon right now and survive.

Beginners: Week 7

: We've added some long sessions: one long run (1 hour) and one ride in which we're looking for a given distance to be covered (30 miles). You're entering the big time!

Beginners: Week 6

: Your building fitness and ability in all three sports now. Let's talk about how swim, bike and run relate to each other in terms of time spent and fitness gained.

Beginners: Week 5

: This is the week you're finally firing on all eight cylinders. By now you've got all the meaningful paraphernalia you need for all three sports, and you're ready to start riding. Good, because your ...

Beginners: Week 4

: Running and swimming? Good, those are the most important events to master. But you want to start riding the bike, don't you? Let's talk about that.

Beginners: Week 3

: In the first two weeks we've covered a lot of ground. You've gotten yourself going, and you're sort-of kind-of sputtering along in two of triathlon's three events: the swim and the run.

Beginners: Week 2

: This week's training theme is the swim. Not swimming per se, but doing the groundwork that'll get you ready to start your quest toward swim prowess.

Beginner Training Schedule

: It's been almost 20 years since this schedule debuted, aimed at the rank beginner wanting to compete in a triathlon. With a spruce-up, here it is back on the Slowtwitch servers.

Beginners: Week 1

: As we used to say in the 70s, "This is the first day of the rest of your life." Have a peace sign tank top and a Keep on Truckin' bumper sticker? Great, you're ready to start your first day of tri ...