Triathlon Training Time Requirements - dummies

Triathlon Training Time Requirements

By Deirdre Pitney, Donna Dourney

Part of Triathlon Training For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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