do they have to be techy ??
I am planning to concentrate on tri's next year and am looking for a training plan to use. Aiming for a HIM distance, planning a standard in june as a tester before hopefully a half in august.
Also do you have to get all techy with hrm's and zone training etc ?? I tend to just "wing it" with my running training lol. I cover the miles but dont do tempo/fartlek/etc, i just run..
Cheers for the fast reply FB
I have no intention of winning/placing lol , survival will do
My first target is the swin as the standard event I'm looking at has a cutoff of 50 mins for the 1500m ow swim ! I have already started a swim class as my swimming is pants !! I have done one marathon (4:26) and think I could slogg through the bike so the swim is the REALLY weak bit.
Yep, it's time for the standard Pirate advice:
1 Learn to swim; swimming is technical not just endurance; you'll make bigger gains by improving your technique than by improving your swim fitness2 Bike a lot; cycling is important both as the secnd discipline and as the bit that gets you to the run without being too knackered to put one foot in front of the other3 Run a fair bit, including practising running after cycling, especially as event day draws near4 Sign up for an IM instead of a halfoops, the last bit slipped in by accident, honest
Sounds like a very typical approach to tri, coming in from a running background.
Starting with the swim classes this early on will make a whole lot of difference, just get the technique right as the Hamster says and the swim fitness is something to look at next year. Some of us have gone from unable to swim to IM in nine months of less, it's definitely do-able
Get used to spending some time in the saddle.
Sign up for a full IM obviously.
Just what FB, Crashie and Symes have said,
Learn to swim as efficiently as you can and feel comfortable, then swim a bit, bike a lot, run a fair bit. And get some swim practice in OW in a wetsuit.
Just what FB, Crashie and Symes and Holly have said
Just what FB, Crashie and Symes, Holly and Barley have said!
Have you considered getting a coach or following a structured training plan?
Oooo it dont arf feel important having a spokes woman
Thanks for the replys,
Do you have a rough guide for building up the distances in the swim and bike ??
After having some injurys running this year I dont want to go hell for leather in training and get injured !!
If you need some guidance in terms of structure but don't want to get to techy why not use a programmes (e.g from beginnertriathlon.com or is it beginnertriathlete.com?) but as a guide but do rough estimates of effort level.
You're not moses getting the ten commandments programmes can be adapted to suit you.
fat buddha wrote (see)
nope - you don't NEED high tech - many can wing it on the swim a bit/ride a lot/run a lot principle. but if your goals are to win or place than you probably need a more scientific approach and proper coaching
FB, that sounds like the sort of training plan that even I could follow...
One thing though, could anybody define 'a lot'?
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