triathlon training during marathon training

triathlon training during marathon training

Post by Jsou » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I have started to train for a the Philadelphia Marathon. I plan to also do a
couple of tri sprints this summer; marathon is mid-November. How much should I
reduce my cycling and swimming so that I don't end up overtraining. This will
be my first marathon; and I don't plan doing a tri longer than a sprint before
next year's GCT in May. Thanks!
Johanna "forever young" Young
 
 
 

triathlon training during marathon training

Post by Iron Pe » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>I have started to train for a the Philadelphia Marathon. I plan to also do a
>couple of tri sprints this summer; marathon is mid-November. How much should
>I
>reduce my cycling and swimming so that I don't end up overtraining. This will
>be my first marathon; and I don't plan doing a tri longer than a sprint
>before
>next year's GCT in May. Thanks!
>Johanna "forever young" Young.

OK, since this is your first marathon, this is obviously the focus of your
training, but it seems like you want to keep the swim and bike on board for
your sprint tris and to  probably stay active in both disciplines.

This is suggestion only. It's all theoretical, but this is what I would try to
do...

All your higher intensity workouts should be concentrated on the run. Use your
swim and bike workouts as more of a recovery from these runs. In other words,
when you are in the water or on the bike, keep it easy, enjoy the sights, and
don't worry about how slow you're going. This will keep your body tuned to
these two disciplines during your marathon training. And since your  swims
should always be low-intensity, I suggest you stress on  technique at this
point of time. This won't wear you down physically, but should get you swimming
faster next year when concentrating for tris.  It should also keep you ready
for those sprint  tris this year also.

Focus your energy on the run, and recover with the swim and bike. Hopefully
that will get you ready to finsih Philly with a smile on your face. :-)

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triathlon training during marathon training

Post by Llerand » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Hey Johanna:

My name is Nate Llerandi.  I am a former pro triathlete, newly retired, who now
coaches endurance athletes.

My suggestion would be to train for triathlons through your sprint season.  the
cross-training will benefit your running without the added pounding.  Then, 12
weeks out from the marathon, I would start increasing your running so that you
are running 5-6 days per week, and limit your swimming and cycling to 2
days/week each.

Build into longer runs by starting out on the bike for about an hour, then
getting off and immediately running for at least an hour.  Gradually phase out
the biking part, so 4 weeks out from Philly, you peak with your longest run of
about 3 hours.

Taper it down from there to the race.

Hope this helps,
Nate