How to Train for a Triathlon

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If you want to dive into the waters of your first triathlon, where do you start? Forum gets advice from a panel of triathletes and coaches on the best ways to train, what mistakes to avoid, how to race on a budget, and more.


Max Fennell , professional triathlete

Duane Franks, head coach, Trifiniti Endurance

Meredith Kessler , professional Ironman triathlete; co-author ofl "Life of a Triathlete: Race Preparation" and "Life of a Triathlete: Business"

Jessica Russell, vice president, Oakland Triathlon Club; blogs at