Tri Training Plan

A lot of my blogging buddies have done the Couch to 5K training program and had great success.  I found a similar training program to help me train for my upcoming sprint triathlon.  It's basically a couch to sprint triathlon program.  You start off slowly swimming, biking and walking only a few minutes at a time and work your way up to being able to complete a sprint triathlon from start to finish.

The program is called Michael Pate's Total Sprint.  The best part...it's free online!

I found out about the program on beginnertriathlete.com.  If any of you are interested in learning more about triathlon or possibly competing in a triathlon yourself, this is a fantastic website for newbies.  They have a place to log your training, online coaching, and lots of stories and helpful tips from other triathletes.

As of the beginning of this week, I had 19 weeks to train for the KC Triathlon.  The Total Sprint program is 22 weeks, but I'm going to make it work.

Have you followed a program like Couch to 5K before?


  1. I followed C25K for awhile before I stopped, I can't even remember what interrupted it. But I can attest to it - what I did get through, I saw massive improvement in my ability to run longer distances!! Good luck with this, sounds pretty cool!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Erin! I don't think my knees could handle that much running. That's why I like the idea of triathlon. Swimming and biking are pretty low stress on my old 29-year-old joints. :)