Unlike its long-distance cousin, Olympic triathlon is fast-paced, down-to-the-wire competitive and spectator friendly. So how do these athletes earn the right to toe the line in Beijing come August?<br><br><div style="font-size:8px"><em>AP Photo/Andre Penner</em></div>
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Whether you're training to complete an event or just get in shape, you can use the same training principles that elite athletes use to improve your fitness. Gale Bernhardt has coached at two Olympics and is certified by both USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. Her books and ready-to-use training plans make it easy to succeed no matter your goal.
This 13-Week training plan is for experienced triathletes looking to comfortably complete their first half-ironman distance event. This plan is for the experienced triathlete, who has completed several sprint and Olympic distance races.
Are you an experienced and fit triathlete looking for a new challenge, maybe a longer race? Well how about a half-ironman distance event? This 12-Week plan might be just what you need, read on.
This 13-Week training plan is for experienced triathletes looking to comfortably complete their first ironman distance event. This famous training plan, Thirteen Weeks to a Thirteen-Hour Ironman, has helped countless athletes successfully complete their first ironman event.
This is the sister plan to the famous "Thirteen Weeks to a Thirteen-Hour Ironman Distance" plan and is appropriately titled "Thirteen Weeks to a Sub-Thirteen Hour Ironman Distance Race." If it is possible to train to successfully finish an ironman distance event in 13 hours with 13 weeks of preparation, not training over 13 hours in any given week; how about breaking the 13-hour mark in 13 weeks of training? It is that very question that inspired me to design this plan.