Sprint triathlon training for beginners doesn’t have to be complicated or scary.
And if you’re wondering how to train for a sprint triathlon, then you’re in the right place!
So if you’re a beginner triathlete looking for tri training tips, please read on.
Before I begin I want to let you know that towards the end of this article I do offer a training plan to follow. The aim of Project Tri is to focus on helping real-world triathletes who want rapid fitness results from a plan that fits a hectic schedule. If this sounds like you then my advice will certainly be useful.
The Reality Of Training For A Triathlon
The reality is that life gets in the way of training and it is my aim to ensure you get a return on your time invested, and that plans fit into your life and don’t take over!
If you’re struggling with a traditional high-volume based sprint triathlon plans that make you ill, injured and slow then why not flip tradition upside down and try this highly effective sprint triathlon training method designed specifically for you – the real-world triathlete.
Sprint Triathlon Training For Beginners – Common Problems Faced
Are you getting the fitness results that you want? Or can you relate to any of the following?
- Struggling with long training hours, early rises and late nights, making you too tired to really get the most from each session?
- Always on the brink of injury, over-training or burn out?
- Lacking in confidence that what you are doing is the best for your goal?
- Follow the crowd even if what they are doing may not be ideal for your goal or ability?
- Get frustrated at huge volume of training for a goal?
- Wish for more guidance and a clear system to follow that allows you to achieve your goal no matter how busy your schedule is!
How To Train For A Sprint Triathlon – An Intensity Based Approach
Project Tri coaching methods are born from frustration. Frustrated with never having enough time to train and having to squeeze long training sessions into my already busy lifestyle I thought that there must be a better way to train that is more effective and saves time.
This became particularly apparent when I began training for Ironman triathlon.
So I developed this five-step triathlon training plan that has been developed and tested by myself and my clients. This method works well for real-world triathletes who have to fit their triathlon training into a hectic lifestyle.
Each of the five steps contains elements to get you to your best race, and this is delivered to you over an intensity based periodised plan that is time effective and ‘doable’ in the real world.
One of the great things about this method is that it has approximately half the number of hours of a traditional training plan.
It’s more effective because this comprehensive tri training method is designed specifically for the busy athlete who gets the most out of realistic commitments. The method does not treat you like an elite, which is what some plans do.
Sprint Triathlon Training For Beginners – The Plan
If you have been struggling with squeezing in your tri training and want improved results then I recommend having a go at the following.
- Adopt a speed then distance approach keeps volume low as possible for as long as possible keeping you injury free, fresh, motivated, and fully recovered for each session.
- Focus on intensity not volume with a recovery based training plan.
- Keep your nutritional plan simple, eat ‘real’ food and focus on nutrients that encompasses health, recovery and sports nutrition.
- Consider your mindset and develop to achieve more and reach your potential. Reward success! Taking time to plan your goals, consider your strengths and weaknesses and ‘flip’ your limiting beliefs upside down with a positive alternative each time a negative thought enters your head.
- Track and assessing progress to see real and tangible fitness gains. Keep a log for motivation and to see your goal through.
Team Member Ali Did Her First Sprint Triathlon
I have just achieved my goal, which was to complete my first triathlon!
I felt really scared when I first entered it, but now I have much more confidence!
I was 1hour quicker than expected on the bike and my cycling has improved massively! When I started training with Nico I could not swim a single length of the pool but now I can complete the whole swim easily!
I used to feel that running was my weakest discipline but I have seen it improving. I can run further and faster than before and on the bike I can keep up with others!
Join The Triathlon Coaching Team For £1
If you’d like ongoing support and guidance, and a plan to follow then why not join Project Tri just £1 to see if this is for you? Here are some of the benefits of joining.
- Zero guesswork triathlon training plan – daily workouts and support, annual training plan and race specific plans.
- Build confidence with the team training approach – be part of the Project Tri community.
- Train for your best sprint triathlon with confidence.
- Ideal for beginners and improvers, the no junk miles method saves time and makes your triathlon journey more enjoyable.
While it has been my aim to make this team training approach the most comprehensive available, I understand that you might just want an individual plan.
That’s why I also offer this 12 week sprint triathlon training plan . It is available with not just the training element of triathlon, but includes the addition of goals, mindset, nutrition and race execution as well a whole host of other benefits.
It guides you through my five steps process to ensure you achieve your perfect triathlon – everything from the planning stage all the way to race execution.
Features Of The Sprint Triathlon Plan
- Low volume intensity based approach
- Simple to follow
- Effective triathlon fitness training
- Confidence, guidance and support
- Mindset and sports psychology
- Nutrition advice
- Race day advice
My five step process is a tried and tested triathlon training method. Either of the above options are perfect for sprint triathlon training for beginners, but also are scalable for the more advanced age-group triathlete.
By joining the team you have access to the annual training plan that will help to get you to the finish line with confidence.
It has been refined since 2006 and has helped both complete novices reach their goal and has helped more experienced triathletes win their race! If you have entered a sprint or any other distance triathlon, then the coaching team is for you!
So that’s it! If you are interested in sprint triathlon training for beginners then I am confident that by joining the triathlon team you will benefit from the support. That’s why I’m offering you a trial period with no contract and no obligation. Join the triathlon coaching team here.