Join a club, doesn't have to be tri specific. If you join a local swim masters club, you'll probably find half of them are triathletes - either way, you'll improve your technique and speed much better than if you try to go it alone. Likewise for the cycling and running - it's a great way to meet people, everyone will have tips to offer you and you'll push yourself harder than you will on your own. Ultimately, enjoy the journey, don't beat yourself up too much especially in the first year (mentally or physically). And finally, subscribe to 220 magazine, it'll motivate you each month to try something new, eat better and buy more stuff! Good luck and enjoy!
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I agree with everything Macarone says too great advice
Triradar has some free training plans on it. These are generally 12 week plans.
Before that, just some general fitness training, getting swim lessons (if required), making sure your bike is mechanically "up to the job". Work out how you can fit the training into your life.
Gradually increase the amount of exercise (quantity and/or intensity) you do - you don't wanted to burn out or injure yourself.
Hope this helps.
sell a kidney - you'll need the spare cash for all the shiny, carbon, bling you are going to buy.
Hi, I'm in exactly the same boat, I've only down one 10k... 2years ago but I normally do 24hr Kart races. I've signed up for the sprint section of the Cheshire Tri on May31st. Do you mind if I evesdrop on the advice?!
London 2006, I can still taste the Thames.....
I too was in this position last year having never really been interested in Triathlon I went with the wife and kids to view Ironman wales (im a local) WOW enjoyed it so much I entered for 2014 ...... My first EVER tri was Ironman Wales 2014 and I finished in under 13 1/2 hours ........ Just enjoy what your doing and always remember why your doing it and never try to convince anyone do it for you