Must train harder

The tearjerker May 2014

18 messages
10/11/2013 at 17:17

My 2nd time at this event, 2,27,10 last time round, will train a lot harder this time round.

10/11/2013 at 20:01

Any tip's?

11/11/2013 at 08:55

yes - there's no apostrophe in tips 

Darkness    pirate
11/11/2013 at 09:01

Delnic, you haven't exactly given us very much to go on, but given the the tearjerker is a sprint distance event, albeit off road, that doesn't look like a great time to be honest. 

Simply doing more should help, training 6 days a week with one day off, 2 days each of swim, bike and run looks like a good start. 

11/11/2013 at 09:08

What training are you doing now ?

May be it is a case of not training harder, but smarter ?

11/11/2013 at 18:23

Biking 5 miles a day to and from work, gym 3-4 days a week, swimming 2x a week.

Darkness    pirate
11/11/2013 at 18:31
When you say gym is that cardio machines or weights? I would swap gym for running and try to get at least 1 longer bike ride in - no need to go mad as training for a sprint event but certainly aim for 1 20 mile plus bike ride a week.
M...eldy    pirate
11/11/2013 at 18:43

The guys are right, we really need a lot more information to be able to help you a bit more

Can I presume that you do your running in the gym?  If the sprint is off road then get out and run off road ... get your key sessions in a week 3/3/3 or 3/2/2/ and compliment with gym work but not instead of is my opinion

11/11/2013 at 18:43

Doing cardio and light weights, was gyming it tonight ,but will take your advice and go for a run!, will aim to do a 20 miler sat or sun, cheer's!

M...eldy    pirate
11/11/2013 at 19:18

Give us a typical weeks training for you ...

Darkness    pirate
11/11/2013 at 20:37

I don't do any gym work.

While gym work clearly helps, if you are limited by time I would suggest it is your lowest priority and it is more important to get 2 swim, bike and run in per week.  If you have time then by all means add some gym work on top.

12/11/2013 at 11:33

Mon,gym 60-90min's 40 min's is cardio the rest light weighs & swim 30 min's

Tue's gym same as above no swim.

wed same as mon.

Thur's rest

Fri same as Tue's, rest sat , sun.  Bike 5mile round trip to and from work


12/11/2013 at 11:40

too much gym and not enough running or biking. simple as

12/11/2013 at 20:23

Cheer's, will change a few things.


19/11/2013 at 00:45

Changed quite a few things , working to a program, 2,2,2 and a bit of gym work, building it up slowly, cheer's for the tip's!

19/11/2013 at 09:12

Be careful of overtraining.

19/11/2013 at 10:57

and stop sticking apostrophes where they're not needed!!

IronBlue    pirate
19/11/2013 at 11:28

When I do gym stuff I try to do as much core work as possible.....

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