Getting To The Start Line Of Your First Tri

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  • Published Jan 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM UTC
Photo: John Segesta

Do I need a coach? If your goal is to finish a sprint triathlon, Riccitello says you don’t need to hire a coach. However, “a simple training plan that you can pick up online for free, or for a small fee, will help give your training some direction.” He also notes that “a good training plan should help you zero in on the work necessary to help you realize your goal—to finish a sprint triathlon, not to win a gold medal in the Olympics or crush Chrissie Wellington in the Ironman.”

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