Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 3, 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 3, Day 7
Workout description: recovery run
Purpose: the real benefit of recovery runs is that they allow you to find the opimal balance between the two factors that have the greatest effect on your fitness and performance: training stress and running volume.
Recovery runs should be zone 1 or very low zone 2. The idea is to run slowly, so run slowly! This is a great time to leave your Garmin, iPod, and other electronics at home and be in tune with your body.