8 Weeks to Your First Mini Triathlon: Beginner Plan
Triathlon -- You'll Love It!
You'll love your first mini triathlon. Here's why:
- If you're moderately fit, you can be ready for a "sprint" distance in eight weeks. Most sprint tris are just a half-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run.
- You'll get in very, very good shape. Tris offer beginners a doable challenge, fast results, and little risk of injury, says Terri Schneider, coauthor of The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training.
- It's life-altering. Really! "'Doing a triathlon changed my life' is the comment I hear most often from the women I train who are new to the sport," says Schneider.
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