Run a race distance on every terrain over the next 12 months (Non-subscriber preview)
Why now? "Entering a triathlon or duathlon gives you a new goal to work towards and challenges you to learn new skills," says triathlete and coach Richard Allen, who has a 10K PB of 30:30 (richardallenfitness.com). If you're recovering from the rigours of a marathon, swimming and cycling give your joints a break from the constant pounding of running without letting those hard-earned fitness levels slip. Training: Long bike rides can replace long runs if you are in a post-marathon phase. You'll already have a great endurance base and the running component of your event is likely to be 5K (sprint distance) or 10K (Olympic distance) tops. Swim little and often to improve your 'feel' for the water and hone technique, and as the event draws nearer, try a couple of 'brick' sessions, where you tag a run on to a bike ride to get your legs accustomed to the strange sensation of moving from cycling to running. Race strategy: When you are choosing your race, find out how challenging the leg of your weakest discipline is to give yourself the best chance of a good experience. The great thing about triathlons when you're a runner is that the best bit comes last. That is, if you pace yourself properly. Keep your effort level steady during the bike and swim, and leave something in the tank for the run.
2010 has been my worst year - I have been struggling with injuries. There say time heal! Roll on 2011.
Hopefully you have managed to get to the cause of the injuries and 2011 will be a better year........
I have my fingers crossed that I will be running in 2012 Olympics
I need to have a sport test but damn thing is so expensive! Does the NHS do it? And where is the nearest sport test in Kent?
A lengthy test that monitor your fitness.
Ian M wrote (see)
Have you got a list of runs for next year?
Karen Samuel wrote (see)
Would any gym or PT not do that? Though I wouldn't have thought the NHS as its not really a health issue.
Karen.......I think a lot of universitys do them in their sports science departments...might be worth looking at you rnearest one......
PP you are showing your age.......celebrity squares.............who did it originally
Sport test I think this one is Hampton.
i live in hampton and that places has excellent reviews so maybe its worth coughing up for...............
or go a be a guinea pig at brunel or st mary's for sport science students- i sometimes get a cheap sports massae that way!!!
Forumites I found this list of races you may find useful
FormitesI find this it might be useful
Maybe listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2cmgPHR2W0&feature=related
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