i have recently started to compete in triathlons and have found that it is very important to train for them properly. the first triathlon i did was a spur of the moment idea that my friends and i had. it was just a sprint but without training of any sort, it was one of the most difficult things i have ever done. even so, i still enjoyed the experience and decided that for my next one, i would train for it properly and actually compete for one of the better times. you will find alot of instructions around for how to transition from one discipline to the other in the most efficient way but it was difficult for me to find an actual training regime for my skill level. i am not a pro athlete by any means. i have no interest in doing full ironmans and dont have the time to devote to that sort of training. i just do them for fun and to stay in shape. after doing several of these things, i have gotten myself into the best shape of my life and have even managed to repair some of my recurring injuries.
this instructable is for the average person who just wants to have fun and try a new sport. with the right training and motivation, everybody can do triathlons.