First Time Triathlon

1stTimeTri Splash Screen

*** NOW AVAILABLE on the App Store ***


( For the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad )

Have you ever wanted to complete a triathlon?
1stTimeTri (First Time Triathlon) will help you accomplish this goal.

Written by a triathlon coach and former professional triathlete, 1stTimeTri provides a personalized, detailed 12-week workout plan to prepare you for a sprint (short-distance) triathlon. Whether you are a beginner to the sport, or an experienced cyclist, swimmer or runner who wants to cross over into triathlons, 1stTimeTri is for you.

Note: In order to be able to begin the training program, you should be able to do the following (individually, not one after another): (1) swim a total of 4 laps or 100 yards during a particular workout (this can include stops in-between laps); (2) bike for 20 minutes without stopping, at an easy, leisurely pace; and (3) run at least one mile continuously at an easy, leisurely effort.

1stTimeTri Front Screen Some of the app’s distinctive features are:

  • A full 12-week training plan with detailed daily workouts.
  • A training plan customized to your ability level. You can choose whether you are at a beginning or intermediate level in each sport of swimming, biking and running.
  • A training program also customized to your scheduling needs, allowing you to choose the one “Rest Day” a week that you want.
  • Over 20 invaluable “Triathlon Tips From A Pro.”
  • A glossary to help you learn about various triathlon related terms and lingo.
  • Comprehensive training resources, covering such topics as proper form, equipment, race strategy, workout guidelines, and nutrition.
  • Track your training progress as you complete each workout.
1stTimeTri Training Resources Screen This comprehensive training resources section covers these important topics:

  1. Getting Started: A short description about sprint triathlons, what your training schedule will entail and how to find an event to participate in.
  2. Training Guidelines: We understand that life doesn’t always go as planned, so in this section we list some tips on what to do if you miss a workout.
  3. HR/RPE Guidelines: HR/RPE Guidelines: This section will help you determine the intensity levels which you should be working out at, using either the Heart Rate (HR) Training or the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) method.
  4. Swimming, Cycling, and Running Notes: This section contains a detailed description of your workouts.
  5. Nutrition Notes: This section discusses what you should consume before, during, and after your workout for optimal performance.
  6. Transition Notes: This section provides strategies for smooth transitions.
  7. Race Day Notes: This section contains what to expect on race day and how to prepare for it.
Triathlon Tips from A Pro:

Over 20 invaluable training and racing tips from a former professional triathlete.

1stTimeTri Workouts Screen Workouts:

The app displays your customized weekly workouts in an easy-to-read format.

1stTimeTri Workout Detail Screen Workout Details:

Here’s an example of a detailed workout. Each workout includes helpful links for your convenience.

You can also enter the amount you have completed for each workout, and view your overall progress, in the Progress screen (see the “View Progress” screen below).

1stTimeTri Workout Detail Screen with Note Workout Notes:

Enter in your personal observations and/or data for each workout.

For example, you could enter in your heart rate or observations like “Struggled on the run today, but got through it.”

1stTimeTri Progress Screen View Your Workout Progress:

Easily view and track not only your overall training progress, but also your progress in each individual sport.

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