Sprint Triathlon Training Plansby Mohit J. White Hat Link Building Services
When you are tackling a sprint triathlon and are looking for help you can find a free triathlon training plan online. But these are not plans designed specifically for your fitness, needs and goals. You also do not know who wrote them and whether they are especially qualified to do so. It makes more sense to look for a professional coach to come up with an individual plan that meets your needs. If this is your first triathlon here are some tips to help you get started.
First Triathlon training steps
Step One - Selecting the triathlon you are going to join
You need to choose which race you are competing in! A sprint triathlon is the shortest distance so it is where most people new to the sport start. Then you can decide whether you prefer to stick to shorter distances and get faster and better there or move into endurance triathlons. Just go online and look for something in a location you are happy to travel to. Choose something that is not too soon, you need training time!
Step Two - Work out a calendar of training preparation
Now you have a triathlon marked down you need to think about triathlon training plans and working out what you are going to do each week. Mark on your calendar the big day and then work out counting backwards how many weeks that gives you to prepare. Ideally, if you are in good condition already you would need 8 to 12 weeks to train. If you are not in shape, give yourself longer. For those that are already strong athletes and strong in1 or 2 of the sports, 4 weeks is enough.
On your calendar cross out any days where you cannot train, special occasions, weddings, business conferences and so on. Make sure you have time still for your family commitments. Also, cross off another one day a week for recovery. Some people like to use a weekend day for that, some a weekday and some like to mix it up, that is up to you. You should have 5 to 6 days on your plan for training and you should make sure there are at least 2 workouts a week per sport. So at least 2 sessions for swimming, 2 sessions for sprinting, 2 sessions for cycling.
A good triathlon training plan should also give you several hours between workouts to allow for recovery in the first several weeks. Then in the last four weeks, you can move the sessions together so you start to feel what the actual race feels like.
Step Three - (Optional but gets great results) Look for a coach
If you are interested in a professional coach supporting you with expert triathlon training plans, you can look for one of those rather than start with step two. They can work all that out for you and make sure you also get the support, knowledge, motivation and tools you need to succeed.
Created on Apr 12th 2021 06:46. Viewed 119 times.