Derek's Guide for the First Time Triathlete.

So, you're thinking about trying a triathlon; it's easier than you might think. I'm relatively new to the sport and I would like to pass along some of the things that I've learned.

I designed this guide for anyone who enjoys exercise, but the person should probably have a bit of a backround in at least one of the events. I'm in the middle of the pack in races, but I'm only competing against myself. I exercise and race to strengthen my mind and body. With each race, I challenge myself to go faster or further. It's a wonderful sport.

Before the Race

What are the distances in a Traithlon?

Getting Started Training.

What do I need?

Practicing the Transition.

The Day of the Race

What do I wear?

How does the race work?

Race registration / sign up.

Getting set up in the transition area.

The pre race meeting.

The Swim

Swim to bike transition.


Bike to run transition


The Finish