Triathlon - a triathletes week
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11-14-04, 11:17 PM
I have a question for all you triathletes out there. What is your training week like? How many days do you swim, bike, run? How do you do double days? Thanks
11-15-04, 06:25 AM
im 14 and i swim 3 days, bike 2 days, and run 2 days
thursday - bike
Friday - swim
Saturday- run and bike
I believe double days are just when you train two of the sports in one day
11-15-04, 10:11 AM
This is my current theoretical work out for the week. Theoretical because I attend college and work full time. My availability to work out doesn't always happen. I try to give myself a day off between each type of workout to allow recovery (upper vs. lower body). Then, I juggled things around to avoid the busy days in the gym (Mondays are terrible for weight lifting and water aerobics closes the pool).
Easy Run: 45min
Power Swim: 100 x 8
Upper Body Weight Training
Power Cycle: 2min intervals x 30min
Distance Run: 1.5hr
Distance Swim: 20min no stop
Lower Body Weight Training
Upper Body Weight Training
Swim: 800 yards no stop
Distance Cycle: 2hr @ ~100 cadence
Power Run: 5min intervals (fartleg)
My schedule (usually):
M,W,F,Sat Bike : with my long bike on saturday, hill on monday, regular pace on wed, and just easy spin on friday.
T,TH,F,Sun Run : again with long run on weekend. medium run on Thur, and T,F just shorter 20-30 minutes easy pace.
Swim : my hardest I try to get in 3 days a week. usually on a run day as it leaves me more time.
I'll also do bricks as we approach the season. running after my bike ride on wednesdays.
11-15-04, 12:14 PM
This is my current schedule, keeping in mind that it's base training and I'm concentrating on improving my swim technique.
Sunday morning: group run
Sunday evening: off
Monday morning: off
Monday evening: swim drills
Tuesday morning: bike (trainer cause it's getting friggin cold outside)
Tuesday evening: swim
Wednesday morning: run
Wednesday evening: swim
Thursday morning: off
Thursday evening: off
Friday morning: off
Friday evening: swim
Saturday morning: bike
Saturday evening: swim
11-15-04, 09:24 PM
Cooljazz, you must be a perpetual prune with all that swimming! :) I am impressed.
Breggurns, I think your schedule will depend a lot on what distance you are training for. I usually try to run 3X, bike 3X, swim 2X, and lift 2X a week, with one day completely off. There are a lot of weeks I dont get all of those workouts done, but at least it gives me a goal to shoot for. I dont beat myself up too much for missing a workout here or there. Also, as you get closer to events, the long rides and runs will become more important, so try not to skip those!
11-16-04, 09:28 AM
PATriGal, if you saw how slow I am in the water, you wouldn't be so impressed;
Thanks anyway :)
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