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how much should I bike

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15/02/2004 at 21:46
Ay up chucks... Now I have entered London tri - sprint distance - and bought two shiny new bikes (yes two, couldn't make up my mind between a racer or a mtb) does anyone have any tips on how much I need to train on the bike?
I am training for marathon and cycling to/from work (about 7 m a day) but I'm not sure this is gonna be enuff? Especially since I need to fit the swimming in too...
WildWill    pirate
15/02/2004 at 21:59
This months 220mag recomends for sprint

2-3 rides/week
long ride of 1.5hrs
try and fit in a brick session of 45min.25min ride/run

15/02/2004 at 22:00
www.trinewbies.com for schedules

and get the triathlete's training bible by joe friel from amazon (or anywhere that sells it)
cougie    pirate
15/02/2004 at 23:01
I'd try to get a longer run in at the weekend, but also try running into work say one day a week.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/02/2004 at 23:31
<Pops head through door to see whats going on>

Cant offer you to much advice on the training for a sprint and am a bit of a newbie but wish you lots of luck. Having said that I guess you should train about 6-8 times a week 2 swim, 3 bike, 2 run, 1 gym/aerobics/other cross training.

If your cycling to work every day (7 miles, as Cougie said you could tri running once a week) thats a good base of training. On top of that maybe add a couple of swims and a long bike and long run (maybe up to 60mins run and 90mins bike?). Also occasional bricks as WildWill says.


PS. Can I ask a question, im thinking of doing London Tri (Olympic) - did I hear somewhere that its a ballot entry? and if so when do the entries close?
16/02/2004 at 09:14
Thanks for tips everyone :-)
Trouble at the moment is I have to do five runs a week inc a long one at the weekend (rising to 3hrs 30 - cripes!!!!!) to get ready for marathons in April and June. I must be mad.
But I should still have time to do a couple of swims, cycle to/from work four days and do a longer bike ride at the weekend!
I think the brick sessions should be interesting though! I cycled to the start of my run the other week and legs felt, er, interesting during the run.

Carl - there is a ballot for the London tri you can enter it at www.thelondontriathlon.com
Good luck!!

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