Beginner Sprint Triathlon Training Plan – 8 Weeks

Not all triathlon events will offer a Super Sprint distance, but most will feature a Sprint event aimed at beginners. A sprint triathlon generally consists of a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run.

At almost exactly double the distance of a Super Sprint, the Sprint may seem like a considerable step up, however it is still regarded as a beginner-friendly event that’s very achievable for those with a good level of fitness. However you will need to be consistently training at a high level to ensure you can compete without injury, which is why it’s important that you find a suitable Sprint distance triathlon training plan.

Do I Need a Sprint Triathlon Training Plan?

As a regularly available and challenging distance, it won’t just be novices taking part in the Sprint triathlon. Experienced triathletes will be on the start line ready to chase down PBs, so if you can stand shoulder to shoulder with them knowing that you can complete the event you will want to follow a plan.

8 Week Beginner Sprint Triathlon Training Plan

An 8-week beginner sprint triathlon training plan that is perfect for beginner triathletes who are:

  • New to triathlon and looking to complete your first triathlon
  • 4 to 5 hours training per week
  • Able to swim 200m nonstop, bike 60 mins, run 40 minutes

Also suitable for people looking at 6 or 12 weeks plans, as you can miss the first two weeks or repeat the last 4 weeks.

Sprint triathlon training plans aren’t hard to come by, but one developed by the two most decorated triathletes in the world? There’s only one place to get your hands on that and why we’re partnered with Brownlee Fitness.

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Mark Buckingham
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Mark Buckingham
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