6-month Olympic-distance training plan for beginners

Get set for your first-ever 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run with this 6-month, beginner-friendly training plan from coach Dermott Hayes…

Beginners' triathlon training plan

Planning your first Olympic-distance tri in summer? Then look no further for your essential six-month beginners’ training plan…


All sessions are designed with a newbie in mind, so they’re based around developing aerobic endurance. This is the keystone to tri success and there’s no need for speed work at this stage.

The plan also helps build confidence to help keep you exercising for longer periods. Follow the training plan for the next 24 weeks and reach your first finish line with pride.


You can find loads more free triathlon training plans on the 220 Triathlon website, including sprint distance70.3Ironman and more.