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2004-07-31 7:01 PM


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Subject: training schedule
I am a new triathlete ( just wanted to say that), and am training for my first Olympic Tri. It is Aug. 29th and I am only logging about 5 hours a week. I am really concentrating on running (the hardest part for me) and run 3x week, swim 2x, bike 2x. The triathlon training schedule I down loaded from beginnertriathlon.com has an average of 7-81/2 hrs/week. I am able to swim a mile easily, I think I can bike 25 miles OK. I am mostly spinning a few times a week as I am waiting for my new road bike, and I run a 10k once a week (very HARD for me) I stop 3 times and walk a 10th of a mile to "recover". Just curious what any thoughts on this regimine are. I was going to taper just one week instead of 2, as I really need the training time. Also I take off one day a week.
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Julie


2004-08-01 9:44 PM
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You'll be fine! Don't worry. Just thought I would respond to myself since no one did!
2004-08-01 9:55 PM
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If you feel its working for you than  stick to your schedule. You may want to try creating more specific workouts. For instance rather than just go out and run a 10k have longer endurance days like your 10k and have other days where you're running a 5k at a faster pace than your 10k. Will help you increase your pace. Similar things can be done with your cycling and swimming.
2004-08-01 10:02 PM
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Just to take soupaman's advice a little further, cut back on your weekday runs to 3-4 miles of varying tempos, maybe add another weekday run, and on your weekend long run, add a half-mile each of the next three weekends. Running longer distance ("overmileage") will make you stronger and more confident at your goal distance. And there's nothing wrong with taking walk breaks like you have been doing.

Keep it up, you'll be fine. Good Luck!
2004-08-01 11:17 PM
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yes, me three on the short and long runs.  your doing great though...nothing wrong with walking...especially on the long runs...thats what i do and its a saviour.

good luck.

2004-08-01 11:23 PM
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Nice goal for a first tri Julie, best of luck:-)

You didn't say but just in case, start those bike-run bricks!

I started with 16m bike and 2 mile run and worked my way up to just shy of the Oly distances the week before. I had to walk during the Oly tri due to the heat, it was held in Mid Jun here in FL, HOT!

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2004-08-02 9:44 AM
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Yes, I've read that the way you describe does help build stamina /speed. The only thing is that running is so difficult for me. I feel like even small increases in speed, will fatigue me much faster. Although, if I'm only running a few miles I should be OK.

I have bad knees, which frequently cause me (pre-triathlon days) to stop running and do other sports. So I am always really cautious with pain too, and try not to ignore it too much.

3 weeks to go!!

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Julie
2004-08-02 11:52 AM
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i read a story that someone did a half or full im with doing one long run a week outside and the rest of the 'runs' were on a elliptical machine as of bad knees...???
2004-08-02 12:18 PM
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Sounds like you and I are on the same program! I agree with all the advice given here... I also have to walk from time to time during my long runs... They also turn out to be about 6.4 miles for me... a smidge over a 5K... This week I start going OVERDISTANCE... 7 miles and then 7.5 miles... My first Oly is also 08/29/04. Are you doing Chicago???
2004-08-02 12:40 PM
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I have a good friend of mine from down here who is doing Chicago 8/29--with Team In Training. Are you TNT, Whiz?

This "friend" is one who talked me into signing up for my first tri...
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