Completing the Ironman Swim in under 60 minutes is a significant achievement. Today at Ironman NZ plenty of people will be trying to achieve this milestone. Consistent pacing and sustained effort is the key to achieving this goal. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.
This is a great session that targets multiple energy systems with reps of a three minute duration followed by a higher intensity. All runners (and triathletes) can benefit from this higher intensity of training, especially athletes with events between 5 and 10km in distance.
FTP is a key determinant of your ability to maintain a high effort. The short rest of with in this workout doesn’t allow you much recovery and assists to develop your FTP. This session is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.
Tuesday Training Plan: Triathlon Bike/Run Beginner 16 week programme (currently riding 2hr & running 1hr)
This bike & run programme will see you improve your overall cycling and running fitness in 16 weeks time.
The programme is designed to be conducted in conjunction with a swim programme (available through Qwik Kiwi Coaching or if you are training with your local Master’s or other swim squad).
This is a great session that targets multiple energy systems with reps of a mile distance interspace with 400m reps at a higher intensity. All runners (and triathletes) can benefit from this higher intensity of training, especially atheltes with events between 5 and 10km in distance.
Developing your VO2max is a key physiological variable that will determine your capability to perform well in aerobic orientated events. Boosting your VO2max will pay dividends to all cyclists, particularly road cyclists and mountain bikers, but also short course triathletes.
Hill reps are a great way to develop specific running strength and enhance your VO2 max and your anaerobic energy system. This is a great session to develop strength for all runners and triathletes upto and longer than marathon distance.
Riding at a sustained pace below your Threshold is referred to as Tempo training. This session builds 36 minutes of riding at your Tempo intensity into it. This is great for triathletes, especially long course athletes, but also road cyclists and mountain bikers who intend to ride solo to victory.
As you follow the programme you will find yourself swimming your 1,500m faster. Now whether that is a PB or not will depend on how fast you have swum in the past, but it will definitely be faster at the end of the 4 weeks than it is now. With this programme people improve on average nearly 2 minutes, with some people improving by over 10%.
This baseline session is a good solid session to develop more than just fitness. It is a good benchmark that can be repeated every four to six weeks to measure performance improvement. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.