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Olympic Distance Training for Busy Triathletes
Here's a training plan for fellow triathletes looking to fit their training into everyday life.

Everyday Nutrition for Triathletes
Nutrition is the fourth (and most important) discipline in a triathlon. A triathlete's body requires the right kind of nutrition. Learn how to eat right to perform to your body's potential.

Triathletes Grocery List For Everyday Nutrition
A triathlete's body requires the right kind of nutrition -- not only during a race, but also everyday. Learn about what foods to eat in order to reach your potential.

Everyday Nutrition for Triathletes
Nutrition is the fourth (and most important) discipline in a triathlon. A triathlete's body requires the right kind of nutrition. Learn how to eat right to perform to your body's potential.

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An index of categories in the

Competition
Learn about strategies to prepare for race day. Search for different triathlons (from Sprints to Full Ironmans) you can enter.

Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition is often considered the fourth discipline in triathlon. Learn about the right foods to consume during your training and races. Find advice on foods that promote peak performance and keep you in great health.

Fitness & Injury
Find information on how to prevent and treat injuries. Learn to stay healthy through stretching and strength training exercises.

Gear & Clothing
Find the latest information on equipment for all aspects of triathlon. Get reviews on the best swimming, bicycling, and running equipment and clothing to keep you racing fast, yet comfortable.

Glossary
Triathletes tend to have their own lingo. Here you'll find a glossary for terms associated with triathlon.

Technique & Drills
Having good technique in swimming, biking, and running means faster times with less effort. Learn about different drills to improve your skills as a triathlete.

Training Plans
Find the perfect triathlon training program, from Sprint to Full Ironman distances. You'll find the ideal regimen for your race, no matter if you're a first timer or a seasoned pro.

Triathlon 101
Learn about what triathlons are and how to get started. Explore information about the different types of triathlon races, including Sprint, Olympic, Half, and Full Ironman distances.

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Sprint Triathlon Training: Beginners
Ever want to try a triathlon, but thought it was something beyond the reach of mere mortals? Well, I've got news for you: You can complete a triathlon. Learn how to train for a sprint triathlon with this program, designed specifically for beginners.

Training Schedule
One of the first difficulties you might face when training for a triathlon is time. How do you fit swimming, biking, and running into a week, along with all the other necessities of life like family, friends, work, and well… sleep?

Sprint Triathlon Program for Beginners - Phase 1
The following program allows beginners to build their fitness levels over a period 16 weeks (followed by a three week taper before the race).

Phase 2 (Weeks 9 - 16)
The following details Phase 2 of the program (weeks 8 - 16).

Taper (Weeks 17 - 19)
The following details the Taper portion of the program (weeks 17 - 19).

Swimming for Triathletes, Part 1: Body Position and Learning to Kick
Triathlon is one of those sports with a lot of aphorisms. One of my favorites is this one: You can’t win a triathlon in the swim, but you can lose one there. Learn how to swim once and for all with this 5 part series on swimming for triathletes.

2012 Specialized Allez Compact Bicycle Review
At just under $1,000 USD, the Specialized Allez Compact provides a cost-effective option to triathletes. But is the price tag worthy of the product?

New Balance 890v2 Shoe Review
Are you in need of some new running shoes? Check out this article to see if the New Balance 890v2 shoe is for you.

Maintaining Fitness Levels While Injured
Athletes get injured, whether it’s a rolled ankle, sore hip, or something more serious like a stress fracture. Check out this article to learn how to avoid being sidelined.

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Preparing for a New Season of Triathlon: Setting Goals and Making a Plan
As an adult age-grouper triathlete, I think it’s important to take an offseason. However, the New Year is right around the corner. Now is the time to start setting the conditions that will lead you to a successful season of racing next year.

Shopping Online For Your First Tri (or Road) Bike
One of the early obstacles of triathlon (besides becoming fit enough to do one) is the cost of your first bike. With some bikes out pricing new cars, the need to purchase a bike can be nerve-racking. Here’s the good news, though: You do not need to buy a brand new tri-bike (or road bike). Check out this article to learn some tips on finding just the right bike for you.

Yoga For Triathletes (Part 1): Floor Exercises
If nutrition is the so-called fourth discipline of triathlon, then yoga ought to be considered the fifth. Read more to learn how yoga can help you in the sport of triathlon.

A Beginner's Guide To Transitions
Most of us get a little nervous about the transitions in triathlon. Check out this article for some great information to help make your races a little less stressful.

Sprint Training for the Time-Crunched Triathlete
It's not easy to be a triathlete for a number of reasons. For most triathletes, the biggest challenge isn't the distances they're racing. It's finding the time within an already busy life to prepare for a triathlon. Here's a training program for my fellow time-crunched triathletes.

Swimming for Triathletes, Part 5: Calculating Your Cruise Interval
Last time, we talked a little about using intervals in swim training and about how you might begin building your own interval-based swim workouts. Now it’s time to go a little deeper. In this article, we’ll define some terms and then talk about how you begin setting and using your own personal Cruise Interval.

Swimming for Triathletes, Part 4: Swim Training is Interval Training
Intervals are an important part of triathlon training in all three disciplines, but with swimming, using intervals is doubly important. In Part 4 of this series, learn how to incorporate intervals with your swim training.

What Kind of Triathlon Are You Ready For?
Triathlon is an addictive sport. After achieving your goals by finishing a certain distance, you'll find yourself hungry for more. Check out this article for information on what distance race you're really ready for as determined by fitness levels.

Product Review: 2010 Cannondale CAAD8 6 Triple
Cannondale has a long history with elite cyclists. Find out if the 2010 Cannondale CAAD8 6 Triple is the racing bike for you.

Improve Your Running Form for Triathlons
Don't lumber through your runs like an elephant. Learn how to improve your form. Good running form allows your body to work more efficiently. You'll run faster, while at the same time avoiding injury.

Warm Up
Begin your running technique session with a warm up. Page 2.

Skipping
One way to prevent fatigue in the run is by improving your running technique. A good running form will allow your body to work more efficiently. You’ll run faster by doing less. Running technique drills help you recruit the full range of muscle fibers needed to keep your body running fast, even when you’re tired. Page 3.

Flat-Footed March
One way to prevent fatigue in the run is by improving your running technique. A good running form will allow your body to work more efficiently. You’ll run faster by doing less. Running technique drills help you recruit the full range of muscle fibers needed to keep your body running fast, even when you’re tired. Page 4.

Walking Frankensteins
One way to prevent fatigue in the run is by improving your running technique. A good running form will allow your body to work more efficiently. You’ll run faster by doing less. Running technique drills help you recruit the full range of muscle fibers needed to keep your body running fast, even when you’re tired. Page 5.

High Knees
One way to prevent fatigue in the run is by improving your running technique. A good running form will allow your body to work more efficiently. You’ll run faster by doing less. Running technique drills help you recruit the full range of muscle fibers needed to keep your body running fast, even when you’re tired. Page 6.

Bounding
One way to prevent fatigue in the run is by improving your running technique. A good running form will allow your body to work more efficiently. You’ll run faster by doing less. Running technique drills help you recruit the full range of muscle fibers needed to keep your body running fast, even when you’re tired. Page 7.

How to Get Started in Triathlon
Curious about what this crazy sport called triathlon is? Do you want to take the plunge, but aren't sure where to start? Check our this article for information on how to get started with triathlon.

Preparing for a New Season of Triathlon: Designing Your Training Plan (Part 1)
In an earlier article, we talked about setting goals for the new triathlon season, and building your draft Race Calendar. In this article, we'll look at building a training plan for your season.

A Beginner's Guide to Lap Swimming Etiquette
So you've signed up for your first triathlon, and now you've got to do some swim training. But swimming in a pool with other people might seem a little intimidating. Check out this article to learn some of the basics of lap swimming and swimming etiquette.

How To Choose a Triathlon Bike
There’s a ton of resources on the Internet about how to choose a triathlon bike. And most of the advice you’ll find out there is pretty good. But as a triathlete with a decade of experience buying triathlon bikes and riding triathlon bikes, I’m going to give you my personal perspective. The following are what I’ve found to be the most 4 most practical tips for choosing and buying your triathlon bike.

Strength Training for Triathletes (Using Dumbbells)
Many triathletes don't like to do strength training. Between squeezing in swimming, biking, and running workouts, who has the time to lift weights? Yet, the truth is strength training will not only improve your performance; it also prevents injuries.

What is a Recovery Workout?
Triathletes are notorious for running themselves into the ground. Learn about recovery workouts and how they prevent overtraining. Recovery is another term for active rest.

The Dave Scott Method of Triathlon Training, Part 1
They say to succeed like your heroes, do as they do. Whether your distance is a Sprint or a Full Ironman, take a page out Dave Scott's training methods to become one of the most feared triathletes in your area.

Mark Allen Sprint Triathlon Training Program
Some consider Mark Allen the best triathlete to ever slap on a pair of running shoes. Interested in training in a style similar to The Grip (as in Death Grip). Then check out this sprint program, developed (yet slimmed down) from his actual Ironman training days.

About.com Triathlon Contributors
About.com Triathlon has a talented team of writers that help make the site a sucess. Learn more about them, and writing for About.com Triathlon, here.

Sprint Triathlon Training for Beginners
The following program allows beginners to build their fitness levels over a period 16 weeks (followed by a three week taper before the race). This isn’t a ‘I want to just finish the race’ program, though. I know secretly, you want to race as competitively as possible. This program will allow you to do that.