Triathlon Tips

I had a good weekend starting to train for my triathlon!  It’s a sprint triathlon, so I know I’ll be able to endure the distances. Now I want to work on my speed. Since I don’t always have time to train two sports in one day, sometimes I will choose to train longer distances for one sport.  That’s what I did this weekend.

Seven mile run on Friday…

7 miles

…that was actually really tough! My Garmin shows a 9:55 pace, but I ran on a main road, so I had to pause occasionally when I got stuck at a red light. I’m not going to lie, I welcomed those few short moments!

Linking up with Katie and Erin.

On Saturday, I went for a 15 mile bike ride!  This was my first time biking on the road in a few years, so I went with my friend Andy.  I was reaaaaally slow on the uphills, and will definitely have to work on them.  I kind of hate biking, but am trying to stay positive.


I’m not following a training plan for this race because my training will depend on when I can have William watched. I hope to train each sport at least once a week, along with a BodyPump class or some type of weightlifting. Something I love about the Tour de Kirkwood triathlon is that while they do score and time the event, they don’t have awards in the traditional sense. “Everyone who participates wins.”  They pride themselves on having a positive, safe, athlete friendly environment. That being said, I do still want to improve my time from my last triathlon, so I will do my best with training!

Since I’m still very much a newbie to the sport, I reached out to my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors for some tips.  They cover a wide range of topics:

Looking for something specific? Check out the first two posts as they are broken down into more individualized categories; I’m sure you can find what you’re looking for!

As for William? He’s doing his own training…

For what? I’m not quite sure. But that kid is all over the place. Never stops moving – just like his momma!  Future athlete in the making!

Have you ever done a triathlon? If not, what’s stopping you?! If yes, what’s your #1 tip you can give to a newbie?

31 thoughts on “Triathlon Tips

  1. That is so awesome you’re training for a tri! You will rock it no problem.

    I would say that the biggest tip is to def get in a couple of brick workouts–it’s way different running AFTER biking. I learned that quickly in ironman training, haha.

    • you could do a relay triathlon!! i thought i hated biking and swimming, but once i got into swimming i actually love it!! now i just hate biking lol

  2. You are going to do great! You really will love it. I’m with you, the biking is my least favorite. Can’t wait to see you there! Are you going to do the GO! 5K in a couple weeks?

  3. I just completed my 124th tri-have done everything from sprints to Ironman and finally got into Escape from Alcatraz last year…I am going back for sure to that one in a couple years! Even tho I have competed for over 30 years I would never give anyone advice except to just go and have fun! I will do my third Ironman when I have time to train after I retire next year…

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