Getting to the starting line of your first tri
Women run into the surf at the start of the 2012 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 25 in Australia.
March 30th, 2012
07:37 AM ET

Getting to the starting line of your first tri

We could fill every inch of a year’s worth of Triathlete issues with training advice - there’s that much information and that many approaches to triathlon training.

But you don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport to get a successful start. We compiled some of the most common training questions we hear and had veteran coach and successful former pro Jimmy Riccitello weigh in with his expert opinion.

How many months/weeks of training will I need?

“If you’re a reasonably fit person who can swim a bit, you could do a sprint triathlon tomorrow,” says Riccitello. Recommended? No. But doable? Yes.

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