Archive for March, 2011

Anaerobic Training – For Triathletes and Triathlons

Triathlon Training | Triathlon Blog

Building the aerobic base can produce good health, solid fitness and the capability to complete endurance events. However, if you want to go even faster, you need to add the top-end anaerobic training. Here are some basic guidelines to how to achieve this.

Why do anaerobic training?

High-intensity efforts (speed work or interval Read the rest of this entry

Endurance Nation – Stop Running Long on Sunday

Many Ironman athletes, training plans, and coaches schedule the weekly long run on Sunday after a long bike on Saturday. The reason is often given as “you need to practice running on tired legs.”

This is NOT a good idea and here’s why:

A long run on tired legs is just another opportunity to practice running slowly on tired legs vs running more quickly on fresher legs. The best way Read the rest of this entry

Legs won't recover from Triathlon Training!?

Triathlon Training | Triathlon Blog

Legs won't recover from Triathlon Training!?

I am training for a half-ironman which is coming up in 6 days.

About two weeks ago I trained way too hard on the saturday and the sunday. So much that I had the ammonia smell coming out of my pores which indicates that my body was burning muscle instead of fat. Since then my legs Read the rest of this entry

How do I quickly get in shape for a triathlon?

Triathlon Training | Triathlon Blog

How do I quickly get in shape for a triathlon?

I am now a larger man in my early 30's, right at 30 actually. I used to be an amateur boxer so I am very familiar with certain aspects of endurance and strength training, however every thing I am reding and encountering is totally different. I guess I am actually asking for Read the rest of this entry

What is the best, most reasonably priced, sports watch for triathlon training?

Triathlon Training | Triathlon Blog

What is the best, most reasonably priced, sports watch for triathlon training?

I was thinking of getting a sports watch for someone I know who is going to start doing a lot of triathlon training. I wanted to get them something they could use for cycling, running and swimming that is a really great athletic companion but isn't Read the rest of this entry

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