This 8-week triathlon plan is intended for the beginning youth triathlete ages 7-15. You should be able to train 3-4 days per week in order to start this plan. This is a detailed 8-week plan, which introduces beginners into a formal periodized triathlon program. The workouts will follow a periodization approach to your training. At the end of this plan you will be ready to complete a youth distance triathlon and start a more detailed triathlon program for the distance you will be racing.
Youth age 7-15, in good health with no health problems, or cleared by a licensed physician
Able to swim 25 meters without stopping
Able to ride any type of bicycle for 2 miles
Able to run/walk a 1/4 mile without stopping