HarryD

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11/10/2018 at 10:09
Try Matt Fitzgerald's 80/20 Triathlon. It has a lot on training zones, strength, conditioning, mobility etc which is pretty straightforward. Training plans from Sprint up to Ironman are included. For each distance there are four plans going from newbie to the most experienced.

Matt Fitzgerald writes well and most importantly what he writes is good see conversation
29/09/2018 at 10:08
Hi, Lots to consider from what you have posted. With the volume of training you are doing it is clear there is dedication and a will to improve. Some thoughts are:
1. Get a triathlon qualified coach if you can. Where do you live?
2. If you don't want a coach then get Joe Friel's Triathlon Training Bible, Read it, read it again and start designing your own programme
3. As a runner you can expect your running to loose something when you become a triathlete although this is not a given. The other training may improve your run performances even if run training is reduced
4. You could loose your Thursday run and replace it with an extra swim
5. Make one of your bike rides an interval session. It can mimic your Monday run session but work on duration rather than distance. So if you take 5min for a 1mile run rep then your bike rep is 5min at the same level of perceived effort (note not heart rate)
6. A third swim session should be longer swims at an easier pace to allow you to practice good technique in an unhurried manner
7. Your long run can probably be reduced unless you are targeting Ironman or half Ironman distanced. 10miles is more than enough for standard distance races
8. There is so much more but hopefully these thoughts will get you started while you sort out a programme from the bible or find a coach but don't take too long
Best of luck
HarryD see conversation
22/09/2018 at 10:16
The big question is how good a swimmer are you now? Can we assume you are targeting Ironman? Have you a time for an Ironman swim as well as for an Ironman?

TI has a bad reputation with some because there is a perception that it is different from good front crawl and introduces a glide (which it doesn't).

TI is possibly the best way of teaching front crawl to adults who either can't swim or whos technique need scrapping and starting again. It can be done self taught for which I would strongly recommend getting the book and following it to the letter - no ifs nor buts - possibly supported by the videos. I've taken many from being non-swimmers, over two x three hour sessions, to completing several lengths of front crawl using good technique with bilateral breathing throughout. I do not work for TI nor do I get any money from them. The rest of the stuff in the book is good but not really that much different to what you'll find in other coaching manuals.

If you are already a decent swimmer then you need to find a swim coach who understands the requirements of longer distance swimmers. see conversation
22/09/2018 at 09:15
No I'm quite happy letting your response and experiences stand as they are and am quite happy to let other triathletes compare their experiences with yours to make their own minds up as to what is going on.

My experience is clearly quite different to yours.

However, I do find your aggressive and presumptive post disappointing on what is usually a friendly and respectful forum. see conversation
13/09/2018 at 15:55
And your evidence is? see conversation
13/09/2018 at 09:47
Innov 8 have an excellent range of trail and fell shoes. see conversation
04/09/2018 at 09:49
Simply increase your regular swim distances by 5 to 15% each week and make them more continuous.

The step up in distance isn't that bad in practice. see conversation
04/09/2018 at 09:46
Aero over lightweight every time unless the course is technical or hilly see conversation
04/09/2018 at 09:43
Triathlon Training Bible by Joe Friel see conversation
21/08/2018 at 10:02
Who cares what this cheat does? Come on, who really cares? Just keep him away from triathlon and stop giving him publicity of any kind see conversation

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