Training for Triathlon
I was just wondering what other people have for a training plan for triathlons.
I am currently a fairly competitive mid-distance runner (5k in 15:46) and have been training for running exclusively. I decided to do a sprint triathlon to keep myself from getting burned out with running.
Just bought a Cannondale road bike two weeks ago and joined a pool.
I’ve never biked or swam, so it has been difficult determining how to train for those parts of the race. I feel like I am in good shape, but don’t want to over train. My current running schedule was to run 6 days a week, about 40-50 miles a week. I’ve modified this schedule slightly to train for the triathlon, but not sure if it is too much for a sprint triathlon.
Monday – Running Track workout
Tuesday – Easy run (5 miles) and swim workout
Wednesday – Biking (10 miles) or spin class
Thursday – Easy run (5-6 miles)
Friday – Swim
Saturday – Long run (10-14 miles)
Sunday – Long bike (20-30 miles) and easy run (6 miles)
My swimming workouts include 200-300m warm-up, sets of 75m form drills, repeats at 100m, then some lung busters. This pretty much wipes me out, so I swim after my run.
Someone I talked to mentioned “brick” workouts, where you do two workouts back to back. Should these be used sparingly? When in the week is a good time to do them?
Does this sound right? Any help or advice would be great.