Keeping Your Triathlon Training Balancedby Mohit J. White Hat Link Building Services
The big difficulty in preparing for a triathlon is that there are three different sports to be good at and it is all about mental as well as physical strength in order to ensure and finish. This means it is essential to balance your triathlon training so that you do not ignore one area and overtrain the ones that are easier for you. Every triathlete has different weaknesses and strengths and you need to identify these in order to achieve balanced training. Balanced training does not mean giving equal training time to each sport, it means knowing where you are, so accurate self-evaluation, and then applying that knowledge to your training so you work harder where it is needed, and continue to train in the other sports too.
Beginners to triathlon training
For people new to the triathlon you might do twice a week training for each sport to improve your familiarity with each one and to help identify where your strengths and weaknesses are. As you learn and you get close to the event date you can change it up so you focus harder on what you perceive as your weakness and training that will help you achieve your goals.
Achieving mental balance is also vital
It is not just your physical skill and strength that you need to focus on, there is a lot to achieve mentally as well in order to be as successful as you can. A lot of competitors will say that there are two races taking place, one physically as you swim, bike and run and then one in your mind. It takes mental fortitude to be successful in these races and that is something you can build into your schedule as you look at how to balance your swim, bike and run training. There will be pain and there will be emotion but you need to get through it and think about what is motivating you to compete.
Breaking down a 10-hour training schedule for an Olympic triathlon event
Here is a look at what this could look like depending on your sport weakness.
- A balanced athlete would balance your triathlon training with 3 hours of swimming, 4-5 hours of biking and then 2 hours of running, with possibly an hour of strength training.
- An athlete who is weak in cycling would do 2 hours of swimming, 5-6 hours of biking and then 2 hours of running, with possibly an hour of strength training.
- An athlete who is weak in swimming would do 4 hours of swimming, 3 to 4 hours of biking, 2 hours of running with possibly an hour of strength training.
- An athlete who is weak in running would do 3 hours of swimming, 3 to 4 hours of biking, 3 hours of running broken up, and then possibly an hour of strength training.
This is just one example of how to balance your swim, bike and run training for a triathlon race. Other variables that might affect the schedule are what you can commit to, your fitness level and whether you have a coach to help.
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