Getting Started

Triathlon Basics

Together WE cultivate a movement for women in the sport. WE are Women For Tri.

You Can Tri - YES, you can!

Welcome to triathlon, where three sports become one. As a triathlete, you’ll swim, bike and run — but above all — you’ll smile. Women For Tri is here to make sure your first steps, strides and strokes in multisport feel good. Triathlon is about personal growth and exploring potential — not only in the miles you cover, but also in the moments you experience along the way. With the right mindset, anything can be achieved. It starts there.

The right mindset needs the right mechanics to go with it. We’ve gathered the resources you need to set a strong foundation in swimming, biking and running (and everything in between!)

Are you a beginner? If so, click here for TRIATHLON 101: a quick and dirty on triathlon basics, everything from types of distances and expected amount of training to types of equipment and glossary of standard terms. 

Ironman University offers a FREE Introduction to Triathlon Course!  Check it out here!

Lifetime Fitness also has many FREE resources (including training plans) found on their Triathlon Training Page.


Swimming 101

Tips & techniques to get comfortable in the pool & in open water.

Tips & techniques to get comfortable on (riding) & off (maintaining) the bike.



Tips & techniques to get comfortable with pacing & build endurance.


Breaking down the “brick” & getting a hold on how to manage your gear.