Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 5, Day 2
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 2
Workout description: Bike 30-30s on hills
On a short, moderately steep (4-6% grade) hill, sprint uphill at a high cadence, out of the saddle, for 30 seconds. You shoud be in HR zone 5.
Turn around and coast/spin downhill for 30 seconds.
Repeat this 20-24 times.
Each 4-5 rounds, take at least a 3 minute break.
Easy spin in HR zone 1