Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 5, Day 4
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 5, Day 4
Workout description: Swim sprint
Distance: 2000 yards
200 yard easy swim
4X50 yards done as 25 yard scull and 25 yard count strokes
600 yards at T-pace+5 seconds per 100 yards, then 6X100 yards descending pace. Start slow, finish at your T-pace on the last 100 yard set.
4X50 yards kicking, done as 25 yards huge splash and 25 yards no splash
5 minutes very easy
Total: 2000-2200 yards