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What is a triathlon?

A triathlon is a multisport event. You swim, then you bike, then you run. Nothing to it! There are different distances of triathlon, with mini Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 distances. Here are the details on the different distances:

Mini Sprint: 250 meter swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5 mile run.

Sprint: 500 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Olympic:1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run

70.3: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

140.6: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

I want to do a triathlon, but I don’t know where to start!

That’s what I’m here for! Training for a triathlon starts by making sure you have the time and physical strength, then putting your money where your mouth is and signing up for a race. Download the Anxious Triathlete’s Beginner Guide to Getting Started to learn more about how to determine if you’re physically ready, what kind of race to sign up for, the gear you’ll need, and the foods to feed your body with.

I’m super nervous about doing this!

I don’t blame you! I was super scared to take the plunge. Triathlon is one of those things that looks crazy. It requires hard work and a willingness to do things you’ve never done before. The good news is that you have so many people on your side! Everyone was a beginner once- and there’s a reason we keep coming back. The feeling of accomplishment is second to none!

How can the Anxious Triathlete help me?

This site is designed to help you get started and feel fully prepared for your first race. It’s jam packed with free blog posts, videos, and downloads that help demystify this sport. For extra help, I’ve got one on one coaching plans to help you accomplish your goal.

Isn’t this sport expensive?

It can be. But you don’t need the latest gear to complete your first race. Start out with gear you already have. Borrow what you need to. There are no restrictions on what type of bicycle you use so long as it’s safe. That means you can use a beach cruiser or a mountain bike, borrow your friend’s 6 speed, whatever you can find. You can find more tips on what gear you’ll need in our Beginners guide to getting started.

Can you coach me?

Sure can! From weekly check ins, video calls, or full on hand holding, I’m happy to help. Email me at for more information.