Understanding how to train will
make the difference in endless hours and countless miles of wasted effort
and poor results.
Below is a basic undertanding of weekly training in each discpline.
This is not a training guide, for more on training, see training programs
Basic Triathlon Training
Swimming: You will need to swim 2 - 3
times a week, 30 min to 1hr per session.Your training will vary using
different techniques and drills incorporating the different equipment.
Biking: Depending if you are using clip
in shoes and aerobars on your bike, mounting and dismounting is pretty
tricky, you will need to practice how the use and apply yourself before
getting out on the road. Glasses are not for shading but for protection
of your eyes, riding glasses come shaded and clear.
Training on the bike will consist of cadence, sprints and
distance riding. This should be practiced 2 -3 times a week. (more on
training at the end of the article.)
Running: Well, if you have ever run for
a hobby, you should know the importance of the proper shoe and other
gear. Hat, glasses sunblock all these are protection from the elements
and can make your training more enjoyable.
Strength Training: As you can see, endurance/triathlon
training invloves a lot of aerobic exercise, which can break down muscle
that supports the skeltel structure and body posture impacting your performance.
Incorporating weights and core training will help maintaine muscle strenght
Running will consist of Slow easy distance, short to medium
tempo and speed work.
To aquire a peronal training program see coaching.