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Old 06-08-05, 08:29 AM   #1
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Strenght or weakness split training

I have been training for du's for the last 4 yrs .. no amazing results but usually in the top 1/3 of my age group (35-40) and have been asking myself this question for quite a while, ocnsidering that we have limited amount of time dedicated to training (+ family and work), should we split our training equaliy to both sports (running and cycling) or slight favor one (the strong one or the weak one) ?? I guess you could also ask the same question within the sport (ie cycling hills or flats)
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Old 06-08-05, 08:50 AM   #2
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The old saying is "train your weakness, race your strength". But that doesn't mean neglecting your strong points, not by a long shot. Perhaps doing focused exercises to bring up your weakness (like Greg Lemond doing weekly sprint training even though he is not a natural sprinter) as part of a balanced training program.

For the duathlon training, I don't know much about it except that the guy I was riding with last night says that weekly running seems to keep his muscles in shape for competing in du's while near-daily riding keeps his fitness up for both activities and is better for buggy sweltering summer weather than running. YMMV.
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