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8 Weeks to Your First Mini Triathlon: Beginner Plan

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Get the sleek arms of a swimmer, the firm butt of a cyclist, and the toned legs of a runner in just 8 weeks with this beginner-friendly training 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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saraherdlen1 wrote:

Scheduling Mondays and Fridays as rest days is probably the smartest feature I've ever seen in a training plan. Those are the two days I'm most likely to blow off anyway, so why not change "blow off" into "rest"? So do-able!

10/17/2011 04:50:41 PM Report Abuse

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