Let the Triathlon Training Begin

This week marks Week 1 of my Iron Girl Triathlon Training!

In case you missed, I am participating in the Athelta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Las Vegas, NV on October 26th! I will be doing the International Distance of: 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run. I am excited because (1) it’s in a lake and (2) it’s in VEGAS! YA, BABY!


Have you heard of the Iron Girl Event Series? They are pretty amazing!

“Iron Girl’s mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. The Iron Girl event
experience provides women with a competitive platform and amenities such as: a post-race
catered Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized just for women, professional timing,
personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, post-race giveaways and much more. The website is filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information. Iron Girl has also furthered its offerings with the addition of IronGirlShop.com with items such as hydration and nutrition products, jewelry and sports bags. The Iron Girl brand has been featured in a range of media outlets to include USA Today, The New York Times, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Ok! Magazine and Women’s Health.”

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Location: Lake Las Vegas, NV —-> (Girls weekend!)
(You must be 15 years old to participate in the Sprint Distance Triathlon)

Sprint Distance Triathlon
500 meter swim – 22.5K bike – 5K run
$95.00 until September 1
$105.00 until race day

International Distance Triathlon
1.5K swim – 40K bike – 10K run
$125.00 until September 1
$150.00 until race day

You should all JOIN ME! You can sign up HERE and use the discount code NHERSHOES to receive $10 off registration!


I will be following most of Tim Holland’s “The 12-Week Athlete” Training Plan again, just like I did for my Half Ironman. I love that the book has a plan for every level of athlete. I am going to stick to the Intermediate Olympic Distance plan with a little bit of my own flare.

What my plan consists of:

  • Swimming (2 times a week)
  • Cycling  (2 times a week)
  • Running (3 times a week)
  • GPP (4 times a week)
  • Yoga (once a week)




You can see it more clearly HERE. I have never done this distance of a Tri before, so my #1 goal is to have fun training and finish well.

I LOVE TRIATHLONS so much and I am pretty sure this might be my favorite distance! After this, I will have done every distance besides a full Ironman which I will do one day! I know in the Olympics they get anywhere from 1 hour & 45 minutes to 2 hours finishing times… ya I am aiming for a “3 hours or less” kind of time.

A 30 minute swim, 1 hour 30 minutes bike, 1 hour run. We shall see.


I am so excited to get back in the pool and riding my bike more constantly. I will be doing TUESDAY TRI updates over the next 11 weeks in hopes to encourage you all to get the passion and desire to do one too!



12 responses to “Let the Triathlon Training Begin”

  1. I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve presented to your post.
    They are really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for beginners.

    Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

  2. Good luck girly, I’m sure you will do great, especially with that organized training schedule! : )

    Love the pictures! hehe Face is priceless

  3. Hey girl! When do you start your swims? Want to swim together?

  4. […] strong point of mine. I’m not like my friends Bobbi or Gina who are so incredibly organized. Bobbi just planned out her entire triathlon training plan and Gina always impresses me with her weekly meal and fitness […]

  5. You’re going to do great on your tri lady! I wish I were close so I could go on some runs with you!!!

  6. Best of luck! I am super interested in doing a (shorter) triathlon but the thought of the open road bike part kind of freaks me out. I’m thinking of maybe doing an indoor triathlon first! Can’t wait for Tuesday Tri Updates!

  7. You are going to kick some bootyyyy! Have a great time training 🙂

  8. babe, i think this is so cool. i am so proud of you and i admire you so so much. your organization has always amazed me and i love it. thanks for sharing your plan. i love that you still include yoga! so cool. that motivates me to add yoga into my weekly routine. i do none and always say “i want to” so i should. you, my love, inspire me so so much. tri tuesdays will be so awesome. what a great idea, sweetie!

  9. How exciting! I love setting big goals. Best of luck to you as you train and race, girl! Can’t wait to follow you on your journey 🙂

  10. Good luck & enjoy the training! I did Iron Girl Canada (sprint distance) this past weekend and I’m doing another tri in 2.5 weeks. Iron Girl is super fun & they have GREAT medals!

  11. Looking forward to your updates! Gosh – I am tired just thinking of that race!

  12. Wow you are so organized in your training!! Good luck with your triathlon you will do GREAT! I have never trained for a triathlon because honestly the swimming part terrifies me! It’s on my bucket list for sure!