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is two months enough time to prepare for a triathlon?

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i’m 22, athletic build, with good physical strength and ok cardio strength. im looking into taking part in a triathlon thats in 2 months. will this be enough training time for my first triathlon? what kind of training regiment should i have?

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6 Responses to “is two months enough time to prepare for a triathlon?”

  1. Digital Age on June 10th, 2009 1:01 am

    Probably not. Your cardio has to be superb.
    The best way to train for an event is to do the event, in small measures. Practice doing all that’s involved.

  2. lok_n2_my_iz on June 12th, 2009 6:10 am

    What distance is the Tri?? If it’s a sprint or international distance, you should be fine…concentrate on the swim if not a good swimmer..that’s the toughest part.
    As for any long distance Tri…I wouldn’t Try~it…not enough time.

  3. jcs on June 15th, 2009 4:35 pm

    I’d say 2 months is enough to complete an olympic distance triathlon.

    It’s difficult to tell how to train for it without really knowing your background. You should build intensity and volume gradually from week 1 to 3 and cut back to recover on week 4 (cut back training hours and intensity by 50%). Repeat the same from week 5 to 8. The idea is to be well rested on race day. As a rule of thumb, on your longer training days, you should buildup to be able to train for the duration of your event at low intensity (more or less, depending on your fitness level).

  4. Love 2 Run on June 16th, 2009 10:03 pm

    Depends on the length of the Triathlon. Iron man…NO WAY. Malibu triathlon…. no prob. 1/2 mile swim, 18 bike, 4 run. Anyone can do that one, that’s why all the celebrities do it cause it’s easy.

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  5. HKMSxc#12 on June 19th, 2009 5:55 pm

    you could do it, work hard and belive dont listen to the Digital guy!

  6. bales68 on June 22nd, 2009 6:56 pm

    for a shorter triathlon you should be fine. Make sure you have a balanced training program among all three areas. Also, practice your transitions (swim to bike and bike to run). Have fun on your first race