How to Enter Your First Triathlon

Sample Training Plan

A sample training plan should start low on intensity to get your body used to the rigors of training and slowly ramp up until race day. Start with low intensity swimming for approximately 20 minutes two days, then run one mile the next day and then just spend about 45 minutes on your bike at an easy pace followed by a 1.5 mile run the following day for the first week.

Increase those levels over the course of a month all while listening to your body. If you are tired, take a rest day. If you are sore, take a rest day. Just do not make excuses and do not cheat yourself out of getting into great shape. This will ensure that when the gun goes off on your first triathlon, you are confident and raring to go! Good luck!!

Deidra Wilson

I am a wedding photographer in Las Vegas and I regularly compete in triathlons around the southwest. I am a big advocate for living healthy and achieving our best possible potentials in life and work. When I am not shooting weddings, I am a Boudoir Photographer in Las Vegas and spend as much time on my bike as possible. Visit my website:

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