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2011-07-06 3:08 PM

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Subject: Running days help
This isn't really directed to Ultras, but you all run more than most so I hold your advice higher than those that don't.

I have quite a bit of experience is the 3 sports that make up a triathlon. I have only done 2 triathlons so far but would like to actually start doing 70.3 and full ironman events. I have read a few books and they all seem to lead me to the thinking of training like it's 1 event not 3. This gives me problems for my running. If I run every day my muscles feel much better than only running 2 or 3 times a week. I am sore and have a hard time getting into the grove of things while I am running. I have tried switching up my distances for everyday running. Longer distances 3 days a week, 1 day of hill work and short 2 or 3 mile distances on the off days. I jsut don't want to over train and actually hurt myself in the process.

What kind of advice do you have for training? I feel like the sprint triathlons are so small that they are almost like training themselves and not actually race distances.

Thanks in advanced,

Jason


2011-07-06 5:20 PM
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There are triathletes who run everyday. Some guy here did a 6x - 9x run per week training plan, seriously, can you imagine doubles while IM training.

Anyways, here is the thread

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp...

Also, some people say that the running in triathlons is more about bike fitness than running fitness.
2011-07-06 5:29 PM
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thanks for the good read. 1 of my problems is if I don't run everyday my joints start to hurt. I think it's the pounding of the pavement. I tried to just ride and not run for a couple weeks, not a good idea for me.... I will keep trying different things and see what works best for me.

Thanks for the advice.
2011-07-07 9:02 AM
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When I did my IM, I did each sport 3x per week. You could get some more running in if you added a short run in after a bike or swim.
2011-07-07 12:12 PM
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Lumber Dad - 2011-07-07 10:02 AM When I did my IM, I did each sport 3x per week. You could get some more running in if you added a short run in after a bike or swim.

Yeah, I'm doing five runs a week now in IM training. Two stand-alone runs during the week, the weekend long run, plus a short transition run after a weekday ride and a transition run off the long ride on the weekend. I can't imagine doing any more running than that as part of IM training without sacrificing another sport (at least while holding a job, having a life, etc.). Even with that, I only ride 3x/week and swim 2-3x week. 

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