Training for a triathlon takes time and discipline. You have to practice each of the three elements- swim, bike, and run- in order to be ready on race day. Make sure you don’t neglect any of the three areas! All are important to have a successful race!
Here is a sample triathlon training program: (**Remember, this is just a guideline and should be modified to fit your child’s ability level and goals.)
Monday – Swim 30-45minutes; Run 10-20 minutes
Tuesday – Bike 30-45minutes
Wednesday – Run 15-30 minutes
Thursday – Bike 20-45 minutes
Friday – Swim 30-45 minutes
Saturday – “Mini races” (Start slow and build up to the full distance) or “Practice Races”—Don’t forget to practice transitions!
Sunday – Rest and family time
Reminder—Course Distances for the Conway Kids Triathlon:
50 yd. swim
2 mile bike
½ mile run
100 yd. swim
4 mile bike
1 mile run
*This is a great article from some friends at another kids triathlon. Great read!
Here are some great events that are fun for the whole family and will help get your ready for race day!
Family Track Night- Every Monday Night in June at the UCA Track. Sponsored by Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.