Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 3, 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 3, Day 5
Workout description: Swim, sprint
Distance: 1500 yards
100 yards easy swimming
50 yards easy kicking
100 yards moderate swimming
50 yards moderate kicking
100 yards swimming, building speed
50 yards kicking, building speed
4 sets of 100 yards, decreasing your time with each interval but all aerobic, easy breathing
Rest two minutes.
300 yards steady kicking
6 sets of 25 yards at a relaxed speed
Total: 1500 yards