Two day per week training?

Two day per week training?

Post by Steve Dannenbau » Thu, 07 Sep 2000 11:37:32


I recently added running to my regimen of road cycling and inline
speedskating with the goal of competing in some local duathlons, and perhaps
an occasional 5K or 10K running race. I realize that time is limited and I
probably need to divide my attention fairly equally among the three sports
with one day of rest. What would be the best training sessions for two days
a week (e.g., distances, intensity, type). Thanks in advance.

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Two day per week training?

Post by rock_co.. » Thu, 07 Sep 2000 20:58:41

Steve,

Most triathletes favor 3 or even 4 sessions per week in each event.
However, some of us that travel a great deal have raced well on 2
sessions per week in each event. That means that one workout is speed
focused and the other is long endurance focused.

Rock.
Ironman/Ultramarathoner.
TN.USA.

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Two day per week training?

Post by Karen McKeachi » Thu, 07 Sep 2000 22:10:16

Combination or "brick" workouts solve your dilemma.  If you normally would bike
for a hour and a half, you could bike for an hour, jump off the bike and run
for 30 minutes.  Such a session takes no more time than your original workout
and is very specific to the type of racing you plan to do.

Lew Kidder

Quote:

> I recently added running to my regimen of road cycling and inline
> speedskating with the goal of competing in some local duathlons, and perhaps
> an occasional 5K or 10K running race. I realize that time is limited and I
> probably need to divide my attention fairly equally among the three sports
> with one day of rest. What would be the best training sessions for two days
> a week (e.g., distances, intensity, type). Thanks in advance.

> --
> Steve Dannenbaum


 
 
 

Two day per week training?

Post by jeff » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 10:27:53

You said you were interested in doing duathalons and running events right?
So what do the duathalons consist of?  The ones I'm familiar with involve
biking and running, so it would make sense to favor these two in your week -
doing each at least 3-4 times a week.  If that is the case, then maybe the
inline skating should have a lower priority in your training.

-jeff

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Quote:
> I recently added running to my regimen of road cycling and inline
> speedskating with the goal of competing in some local duathlons, and
perhaps
> an occasional 5K or 10K running race. I realize that time is limited and I
> probably need to divide my attention fairly equally among the three sports
> with one day of rest. What would be the best training sessions for two
days
> a week (e.g., distances, intensity, type). Thanks in advance.

> --
> Steve Dannenbaum

 
 
 

Two day per week training?

Post by S Austi » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 00:26:00

I have to agree with Jeff - unless you've found one of those rare
skate/bike/run Tri's (which BTW are a blast), the speedskating is going
to give you less sport-specific training.  Including brick workouts is
also important. But if you really like speedskating (as I do) and don't
want to drop it from your regimen, how about a skate/run brick workout?
Not quite the same as a bike/run transition but the result will be a
good aerobic base workout followed by running on tired legs.

However if you are also planning on racing on skates you'll need to
continue to include it in your training regimen for the sport-specific
benefits.

Cheers

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Two day per week training?

Post by Steve Dannenbau » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:30:23

Thanks for all of the feedback. I really do love speedskating, so the
skate/run bricks sound like a good idea as well. I'll just keep mixing it
up.

Quote:
> I have to agree with Jeff - unless you've found one of those rare
> skate/bike/run Tri's (which BTW are a blast), the speedskating is going
> to give you less sport-specific training.  Including brick workouts is
> also important. But if you really like speedskating (as I do) and don't
> want to drop it from your regimen, how about a skate/run brick workout?
> Not quite the same as a bike/run transition but the result will be a
> good aerobic base workout followed by running on tired legs.

> However if you are also planning on racing on skates you'll need to
> continue to include it in your training regimen for the sport-specific
> benefits.

> Cheers

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