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one of the really great things about triathlon is the huge variety of people you meet at races. You’ve got people who take it up for a bet. People who haven’t trained at all. People racing on shopping bikes. Injured runners. Retired rugby players... or people who’ve tried every fitness challenge under the sun and want to add tri to that list.
So when we’re giving advice to newcomers to triathlon, where do we start? Before my own first triathlon in 2008, I’d run several marathons and commuted 12 miles by bike every day. I didn’t need to be told how to do interval training – but I had plenty to learn about triathlon (and still do). You might be in a similar position, or you might never have pulled on a pair of trainers in your life. Wherever you’re starting from, I hope that in this guide you’ll find a training plan to suit: we’ve got three, each six weeks long, to get you going. When you’re ready to move on to your next tri – which I really hope you will – you’ll find plenty of advice in Triathlon Plus each month, as well as free training plans and tips online at triradar.com. Happy racing!