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How do you train for a triathlon the simple way?
Is there really a simple way to train for an Ironman Triathlon or a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? What about an Olympic Triathlon or a Sprint Triathlon?
I will be brutally honest…NO, there is NOT a short cut to train for an Ironman Triathlon and 70.3 Ironman Triathlon. You have to do the time in the pool, get on the bike and put the miles in on the road for running.
As far as the Olympic distance and Sprint Triathlons, you have a little bit of flexibility. For example, if you swim, 2x’s a week, bike, 2x’s a week and run, 2x’s a week, along with lifting 2x’s a week, you could get by with doing a Sprint Triathlon. I would add what ever is your weakest for the Olympic. If you are not the best swimmer, then get in the pool 3x’s a week versus 2x’s a week.
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Off Season Training
Training for a triathlon has three pretty well-known phases that most athletes talk about: base building, the speed phase and tapering. But there is a fourth phase of training that few give a lot of thought to, and that is your off-season. This is the in between time of year when all the big events for your season have been completed and the next year is too far in the future to dive into another big block of serious volume and intensity. It’s the rest and recovery phase that is so critical for setting the stage for an even better year to come.
Off-season training requires a significant drop in overall training volume from what you have become accustomed to doing in-season. This affords your body and your mind time to really regenerate the deep energy stores that you draw on throughout the racing season. Without taking this time to reduce your overall fitness and recover completely it is very tough to be able to build anything significant onto your fitness in the season that will eventually come in the future.Read more.....
Luis “Ironman” Alvarez (CEO of Mexico-based Mechanisms Automatices) holds the world record for number of completed full Ironman races (currently 121 and counting…). Luis has participated in Ironman for over 22 years, was part of 33 inaugural Ironman races, and has raced at every Ironman venue around the globe (completing every race held in 2013/2014).
Luis resides in Mexico City and is father to an up-and-coming Ironman athlete, Jose Manuel Alvarez. Luis recently scaled Mt. McKinley in Alaska over a solo 4-day summit journey.
For more on Luis or to connect with him on Tri-FAQ, see Luis Alvarez.
Jennifer “Jen” Rulon is a 7 x Ironman Triathlete, Head Coach, Owner and Founder of JenRulon.com and an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. Jen coaches athletes locally and remotely ranging from Sprint distance Triathlons to Ironman Triathlons. Jen is a performance based triathlon/strength coach with a “secret weapon,” learning how to go “From Zealous to Zen”, while training for a triathlon.
Jen received her Masters Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science at the University of Texas – San Antonio in 2012. Since 2001, she received her USA Triathlon Level I Coaching certification and has been coaching ever since. She is currently working on her NSCA, National Strength and Conditioning Association as a CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
For more info on Coach Jen or to connect with her on Tri-FAQ, please see Jen Rulon.