Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 5, 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 5, Day 7
Workout description: Run, surges
To build your aerobic base and endurance while causing muscular adaptation through varied training loads.
Easy 10 minute run
Steady zone 2 run with 3 minute surges into upper zone 3 every 20 minutes. Finish the last 3 minutes with a surge, too.
Remember: good form is key to all fast and economical running.