Triathlon Workout: Cycle 2 (Olympic Distance) - Week 4, 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 4, Day 5
Workout description: Interval road running
Purpose: to teach your body to buffer lactic acid and to build strength.
8-10 minutes in zone 2
- 7 minutes in zone 4 or 5 (or at your 5k pace)
- 2 minutes recovery
Easy jog, with a focus on good form and fast, light feet.