Tagged: Triathlon Training

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1 mile repeats

It’s supposed to be a recovery week this week for me but yesterday’s session was 3x 1 mile repeats with 3 minutes between intervals and the aim was to increase to speed for each mile. I set my Garmin Forerunner 910XT up for the workout, inputting target zones of 6:40 – 6:30 mins/mile for the...

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The Return of Jobs

I may be an Apple Fan Boy but I’m not referring to the return of Steve Jobs, I’m actually talking about a TrainerRoad workout called ‘Jobs’. It’s one I tried on January 23rd and came away from it annoyed as I didn’t manage to complete it. In fact I came nowhere near. The workout only consists of...

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A Final Flourish – Triathlon Season Coming to an End 1

A Final Flourish – Triathlon Season Coming to an End

The summer is drawing to an end, and I’m looking forward to a bit of a rest from hard core structured triathlon training too. The last couple of sessions have felt fairly autumnal and there is definitely a change in the air. I was out swimming in Aberystwyth yesterday evening in what turned out to be glorious conditions. It...

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Triathlon Training for All

We had a busy day yesterday full of all sorts of things. Triathlon Training in the morning, followed by beekeeping in the afternoon. I started my day nice and early, had breakfast, did a few bits of work on the computer and then headed off to Machynlleth where I met Owain at 7:30am for a...

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Race Ready Running, Swimming and Biking

With just one week to go to what is now my first race of the season it’s time that I was getting into race-shape. I’m not quite there yet though but  the Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon next weekend isn’t an A-priority race, just a bit of a practise race before I head off to Turkey...

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A Windy Fartlek Run

Fartlek is always a funny word for us and when included with the word ‘windy’ I guess it’s a little funnier, but a fartlek session what I had planned for yesterdays main training session so that’s what I did. For those who don’t know what it means, Wikipedia have it defined as: Fartlek, which means “speed...

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Periodised Training Plan

Amazon.co.uk Widgets In an attempt to improve my triathlon performances I’ve been working with a coach and I’ve been trying to follow a periodised training plan this year. Periodisation There are plenty of quite large books that go into great depths about periodisation in triathlon training (one of the best being Joe Friels “The Triathlete’s...

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Cycling – Hill Reps

One of the good things about having someone else write a training plan for you is that it gets you out doing things you might otherwise not have done. Last week it was pounding up and down the cliff path doing running hill reps. This week it was more hill reps, but on my bike. The prescribed session was...

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Running Intervals

My highly specialised run training seems to be paying off as I seem to be getting faster and stronger. So, what’s the secret? Well, I do very little running at all and each time I go out I seem to improve. My latest run was an interval session, building on the last time I did...

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Sufferfest

I’ve written here several times about the importance of staying motivated as far as training or keeping fit goes. I’ve also posted plenty of tips to help with that such as: Buying new gadgets. Training with others. Making a habit of it. and many more. I tend to do these myself, maybe not consciously, but...

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More VO2 Max Intervals

I haven’t been doing much running lately and when I have it’s been pretty slow, but I’ve just got back from a nice lunchtime run. I decided to do a VO2 Max interval session. I did it exactly the same as last time which seemed just about right pace wise: 5 min warm up (no...

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