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Do you need someone to help you with your beginner triathlon training or Olympic triathlon training plan? Or do you want to push yourself even harder and join a half-ironman or Ironman triathlon? Then we’ve got you covered! Airtasker can connect you with some of the most experienced triathlon training coaches around. This takes a lot of hard work and meticulous planning, so don’t hire just any coach - we’ll match you to an expert triathlon coach nearby.
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Top Triathlon Training related questions
While some Taskers can lend or buy the equipment you lack upon request, you can prepare a swimsuit, swim cap, road bike, biking helmet, quality running shoes and a comfortable running outfit. Make sure your bike is roadworthy, and its brakes are in proper working order. You may want to buy clip-on aerobars to help you increase your aerodynamics and improve your cycling times.
The time it takes to complete your training depends on the type of triathlon you’re training to join and how quickly you reach your fitness and training targets. Sprint triathlon training can take at least 12 weeks; eight if you are fit and are good at swimming, running and cycling. For the more challenging triathlons, you should train for at least 16 weeks.
The optimum number of hours would be one to two hours a day, at least twice a week. This is manageable for most people, but consider the number of weeks you have before your triathlon. Your triathlon trainer may add hours or training days if you don’t reach some of your fitness or training targets, so stick to your diet, do your workouts, take rest days when necessary and always get enough sleep.
Yes. Most triathlon federations have rules that allow participants to rest during the swimming segment. You can relax by standing on the bottom in shallow water or holding onto buoys or stationary floating objects in open water. If you rest, you must not make any moves to forward your progress - this will get you disqualified. You can raise a hand if you need assistance, but remember that this will remove you from the race.
For this type of triathlon, a good training schedule involves at least 12 weeks of training. You can go for up to 16 weeks if your triathlon trainer thinks it’s necessary. Your Olympic training schedule should have two to three bike rides, two swims and three to four running sessions every week. As you progress, your trainer can increase the distance and difficulty of each session to build your endurance, strength and speed.
Look for a bike that has the optimum combination of function, comfort, build quality and cost. Consider how the bike can work for you in the triathlon, but remember that you’ll pedal for many hours in training, so get one that’s right for your height and provides the best comfort. Get a bike with an aluminium frame - bikes with carbon fibre frames are ideal but are too costly when you’re starting.
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What do triathlon training services include?
Triathlon training services include all the necessary tasks and activities to train and condition your body for a triathlon. Your triathlon coach can draw up your triathlon training plan and schedule it, so you’re ready before the triathlon and what your training program entails.
They can guide you in most training aspects, from your triathlon weight training and nutrition to your triathlon run training, triathlon bike training, and triathlon swim training.
Your triathlon trainer can work with you and assess your nutrition and physical fitness. They can ask you which type of triathlon you want to join, whether it’s a sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman or Ironman triathlon. Your Tasker may recommend you join a sprint triathlon - especially if you’re a beginner.
They then create the appropriate triathlon training program, which can include planning your workouts, assigning rest days and recommending nutritional plans to condition your body for the demands of the triathlon.
Fitness and nutrition
Your Tasker can help you develop and strengthen your body with specialised fitness and weight training program. Your triathlon trainer can also provide you with a strict diet program to help you maximise muscle gains and reduce body fat.
To meet goals faster, you may want to hire someone to help you with your weekly meal preparation. You can also make sure to stock up on healthy food. If you’re going to devote much of your time to training and resting, why not get someone to help out with cleaning your house?
For the running part of your training, your Tasker can have you do distance runs to build your endurance, short-distance sprints to improve your speed. To further enhance your endurance and get your body used to the transition from biking to running, your Tasker can have you do brick runs - a training course of running after cycling. They can set the distance you must run, and the time you should target at each session to build your speed and endurance.
Be sure to have your bike ready for the cycling segment of your triathlon training. Your Tasker can teach you the right way to start, stop, turn and shift gears to suit road conditions. They can help you build your endurance to reach and maintain the speed appropriate to the marathon you’re joining.
You may train in a pool, but your Tasker may have you swim in a lake, river or ocean. This is to accustom you to swimming in darker waters with no lanes and train you to follow the buoys that mark the course. Your Tasker can record your time and monitor your progress.
Training and rest
Your triathlon trainer can ensure that you keep to your schedule, your workouts and your nutrition program. They can also schedule rest days to ensure your muscles develop correctly and to reduce soreness. Your Tasker can organise and conduct your training until you are ready for your triathlon.