Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 5, Day 5
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 5
Workout description: Run, intervals
To build strength and develop finishing power
10 minute easy run
Run 20 minutes in zone 2
Run 20 minutes in zone 3
Run 10 minutes in zone 4-5
Run 10 minutes in zones 1-2
This is not an easy run. To stay in zones 4-5, it takes hard and steady effort, so don't worry about your pace during that portion of the run.