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PREREQUISITE TO STARTING THE PLAN:
Ability to swim 25 yards/meters freestyle w/o stopping2.
Ability to run 0.5 mile (800 Meters or 2 loops around track comfortably w/o stopping)3.
Ability to bike 30 minutes w/o stopping.
THE OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON
The Olympic Distance Triathlon is measure in KM and is the official distance in the Olympic Games Triathlons.The distances are: Swim 1.5 KM, Bike 40 KM & Run 10KM; This translates to 0.93 miles of Swim OR 1640 Yards OR 65.5 x 25 yard Laps; Bike 24.8miles and run 6.2 miles.
Each race has its own course variation in bike/run elevations and swim routes (some are lake swims, others are ocean swims) and swim conditions (somemandating a wetsuit while others prohibits the use). Race results are often affected by weather conditions as they are held rain or shine. To determine theclosest estimate of your race time, you will have to do a time trial on the race course or one that is similar. Do check out the past year results to get an ideaof how long you will be out on the course.
Commit to train 6 – 10 hours a week. There will be 2 key workouts per week. Make a point to not miss these workouts. Listen to your body and train intuitively.Enjoy training and make it a part of your new and healthy lifestyle. Commit to cross the finish line.
Half the battle of Triathlon training isn’t the swimming, biking or running itself. It is finding the resolve and motivation to train day after day. Begin by writingdown 3 compelling reasons why you want to do a Triathlon. Commit yourself to this training plan and find various ways to get motivated.3 REASONS WHY I WANT TO DO A TRIATHLON:1:___________________________________________________2:___________________________________________________3:___________________________________________________
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0.93 Mile Swim = 66 laps;1 lap = 25 yards*Track Dimensions:
1 Loop = 400 Meters= ¼ mile4 Loops = 1600 Meters= 1 mile
* Most North American Swimming Pools are 25 Yards shortcourse. In the rest of the world, newer pools are 25 Meters.