How to Train for a Triathlon in Only 6 Weeks

How to Train for a Triathlon in Only 6 Weeks

How to Train for a Triathlon in Only 6 Weeks

This post is sponsored by Biochem. Photos provided by Martin Salgo.

Craving a new challenge? Try a triathlon, which incorporates swimming, biking and running all in one race. A triathlon may seem intimidating, but if you’re already exercising regularly, it only takes six dedicated weeks of training to get you to race day.

On a whim earlier this year, I decided to sign up for the LA triathlon and I’m in the midst of my final weeks of training for it. This will be my third ever tri, and my first one in four years. Fingers crossed, it will be my personal best too (or at the very least, I won’t be the last person to finish the open water swim).

Triathlons training requires a “growth” mindset, a tailored training schedule and smart nutrition, in particular, access to a high-quality protein source. I’ll outline all three in more detail below.

Growth Mindset

Remember, winning a triathlon may take extreme athletic prowess, but finishing doesn’t. I would highly recommend getting yourself organized early, signing-up for a race, and switching to a “growth” mindset from the get go. This perspective creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.

If you know how to swim and are already exercising regularly, you are ready to train for a triathlon. It should take about 6 weeks and I would recommend following this standard training regime.

High Quality Protein Source

I recently completed a “nutrition DNA test” and the results determined that I should be eating a “high protein, low fat” diet. Additionally, triathletes need more protein than people who are sedentary or even regular exercisers to help build and repair muscles after training. That’s why I’ve added Biochem’s 100% Plant Protein to my training regime.

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