Are you a triathlete looking to take your performance to the next level?
I've taken part in triathlons over the years and it's no easy feat to train and take part!
From mastering all three disciplines – swimming, cycling, and running - to managing your nutrition, recovery, and cross training there’s so much that goes into optimal preparation for the competitive events of the year.
So here are 5 tips that can help you while training for a triathlon by increasing performance and developing your existing abilities.
Study The Course
If you know where your next event is scheduled to happen, it might be a good idea to check out the course to help you while training for a triathlon.
Not all events are created equally, even if the distances are similar. There could be hill sprints or flat endurance runs which you will need to be aware of and adjust your training accordingly.
This way, nothing will come as a surprise to you when you come to the event and you're physically prepared for the challenges ahead.
Practice Brick Sessions
When training for a triathlon, some athletes can forget that changing from pool to bike or bike to run can be a difficult sensation and transition.
It's so important to practice putting events together during training so it doesn't come as a shock during the event itself, these are called brick sessions.
Analyze Your Techniques
To help you adjust your training for a triathlon, you should analyze your performance in each of the three disciplines, swimming, cycling, and running.
After you've given yourself a small technique review, you can then alter your training routine to accommodate positive changes to your techniques.
Athletes who don't come from a swimming background generally find improving their swimming to be the hardest of all three to master because it takes good stroke mechanics, rhythm, and fitness.
Focus On Your Weaknesses
When training for a triathlon, focusing on the things you're good at and training in your favorite discipline is easy.
And we're all guilty (including me!) of prioritizing our favorite discipline occasionally.
However, focusing on your weaknesses is actually more beneficial and productive during training.
Not only will you be able to master all three disciplines, but you'll be able to feel a sense of accomplishment when you get better and make progress!
Avoid The 'Grey Zone'
What we mean when we say the 'grey zone' is where training intensity is higher than required to build endurance but not high enough to see the power and speed benefits that interval training reaps.
Training at middle ground intensity all the time makes you feel like you've had a tough workout, but really, you're not making much progress and risking injury.
Instead, you should try to stick to low intensity at the beginning of your workout and build up fitness and endurance. Over time, you can incorporate high-intensity interval workouts to boost power.
Want To Enhance Your Training For A Triathlon?
It can be daunting trying to get ready for the competitive season with intensive training schedules (believe me I've done enough of them to know how hard it can be!)
And one of those stresses can be wondering if you're truly performing at your best, have the best technique, and are preventing injury at the same time.
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Other Free Resources For Triathletes
If you don't feel you're quite ready to come into our North Massapequa NY clinic, we have even more free resources for runners.
Download Our Free Report - 5 Tips To Stay Out Running With Friends And Achieve Personal Bests
Read Our Blog - Overtraining Syndrome