Triathlon Training For Dummies
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You can train for a super sprint or sprint triathlon in just 2 to 4 hours a week for 12 weeks. As the miles add up, so does your required training time. Use the following chart as a guideline to help you decide if you can make the necessary time commitment for the distance or if you have enough time to train for your event.

Distance Hours per Week Weeks to Event
Sprint/super sprint 2 to 4 12
Olympic 4 to 6 16
Half Iron 4 to 10 24
Ironman 5 to 15 30

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Deirdre Pitney is a freelance writer who writes articles on women's issues, fitness, and wellness, and is actively training for a triathlon. Donna Dourney has completed a Half-Iron and full Ironman Triathlon and has served as a personal trainer for clients, tri clubs, and first-time athletes.

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