This is a simplified 8 week training plan for beginner triathletes. Athletes should possess a fundamental understanding of the 3 disciplines prior to starting.
Each week contains 2 swims, 2 bike and 3 runs. The swims start with 800 yards and build to 1500 yards. The runs range from 25 minutes to just over an hour. The rides begin with 30 minutes and increase to 90 minutes.
This plan will properly prepare an athlete for a sprint level triathlon: 4-600 yard swim, 12-13 mile bike and 3 mile run.