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photoWe have used the past six months to build endurance and strength on the bike and in the pool. Now, we’ll start building on your swimming speed and run/walking.
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photoKeep in mind that the taper period is as important to your body as all of the long hours you’ve put in the pool, on the bike and on the road. It is meant to help you rest, recover and rejuvenate.
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photoIs there a magic number of days off for your training plan? Is it a one size fits all or an an individual choice?
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photoWe have used the past four months to build endurance and strength on the bike and in the pool. Now, we’ll start building on your swimming speed.
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photoMy main concern is obviously the running but my priority is weight loss. I really need any advice on how to get ready.
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photoWhen I swim I struggle to get a full breath and consequently run down faster. I spend part of my training on the side of the pool gasping for air.
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photoIt's extremely frustrating and I even get in a bad mood when I run. I think I might have increased my mileage too fast. I have a hard time catching my breath now too, even at short distances.
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photoI am not going to buy a tri-suit before my first tri - I want to make sure I am going to stick with this before I spend a lot of money on it so I want to figure out what will work best.
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photoWe have used the past three months to build endurance and strength on the bike and have added the swimming component to the program. Now, we’ll start building on your swimming endurance.
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photoWe have used the past two months to build endurance and strength on the bike and will begin to incorporate swimming into the program.
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photoWith a hectic schedule and the desire to throw in other forms of exercise, I went from following one of the training programs to doing my own. Would it be better to follow a training plan?
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photoI have been able to swim 200-300 yards without stopping for the past couple of weeks, but this morning I couldn’t swim more than 50. Could not eating make a big differance?
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photoHas anyone out there using the resistance bands insead of weights for strength training? If so, what have your results been?
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photo Once I can run again I'm thinking about keeping it in the training plan as a substitute for a few of my short runs. Has anyone else done this for their marathon training?
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photoWe will continue to use the bike for cardio workouts for the next two months of the plan and then begin incorporating the other 2 disciplines included in the sport of triathlon.
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Four Sprint Triathlons and 2 Olympic Distance Triathlons. Several marathons and Boston qualified. Because of my new found love of these sports, I got my Personal Training Certification and USAT Level I Coaching Certification so I could help others attain their goals!