Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 4, Day 7
Completing a triathlon takes strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility. Triathlon training is balanced, whole-body training. In other sports you may wind up building strength in some areas, while accruing weaknesses in others. Triathletes get body benefits from running, cycling, and swimming, and as a result are lean and fit from head to toe.
After the sprint-distance triathlon, many athletes have their sights set on an Olympic distance event. If that's your goal, then this comprehensive program is for you.
Week 4, Day 7
Workout Description: 01:00:00 run with surges
Purpose: To build your aerobic base, build your endurance, and to experience a different workload for muscular adaptation.
Steady zone 2 run, but surge to upper zone 3 for 3 minutes every 20 minutes (23 minutes per interval). Finish with a 3-minute surge.
This workout trains your body how to respond when you ask it to while building your endurance. Again, good form is key to all fast and economical running.