It’s triathlon season!  Yay!  Do you have any races planned?  Any first-time triathletes out there?  I absolutely LOVE triathlons because the sport has shown me how far I can go… if I just ‘tri’ (hardy har har – had to do it).


During my first triathlon, I had a hardcore freakout in the lake and ended up bailing on the swim a few hundred meters in – so embarassing and so disappointing. While I could’ve just chalked up the experience as a “hey, guess I’m NOT a triathlete,” I really wanted to overcome my fears. A dozen or so tris later (including a Half Ironman!), triathlons have become a huge part of my personal identify.  Sure, I’m not winning races… but I’m out there, facing my open water fears, pushing my cycling legs to the limit, and running until I want to crawl across the finish line.  It’s a good feeling.  It’s definitely ADDICTING.
So, without further ado, here’s a recap of a post series that I wrote called, “So You Wanna Do a Triathlon.” Because I truly believe that almost anyone can do a triathlon – hey, if I can, YOU CAN!


So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Swimming

swim triathlon

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Pool or Lake Swim?

pool or lake

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Cycling



  • Ali April 14, 2014, 11:32 am

    This is a great informational post! I need to read just about every section!

  • Katie April 14, 2014, 11:43 am

    Yay! I did 3 indoor tris this winter to prepare, now I really need to get my running back up to speed. I’m planning on two sprint tris this summer, and hopefully an oly next year!

  • Chelsea @ TableForOne April 14, 2014, 11:45 am

    This is such a great wealth of resources. I am just starting to get into triathalons and just absolutely love the variety that I get in my training. I can’t wait to sign up and actually complete my first race!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 14, 2014, 4:58 pm

    I have never done a triathlon but it is on my bucket list for sure! Thanks for sharing all these great tips!

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} April 14, 2014, 5:17 pm

    This is perfect timing for this post, I am signing up for my first du in the summer and this is so going to help! 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 14, 2014, 7:27 pm

    I’m definitely considering signing up for a triathlon this summer. I had never thought of doing a tri until I started reading your blog a few years ago! I never knew there were sprint distances, which seem much more doable with such little extra time to devote to training. Thanks for all of these tips and tricks! I’ll definitely let you know if I sign up for one, because you inspired it in the first place.

  • Suzanna April 15, 2014, 7:49 pm

    This is amazing and just what I needed. I finished my first marathon last month (yay!) and have been contemplating a triathlon. Thanks for posting!

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