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Physique Competitor to Triathlete


#1

Hello all, this Saturday (4 days) i will be competing in a mens physique show. After that i will begin to train for a triathlon in 8 weeks.

I used to be a big runner, and raced moutain bikes, but its been 3-4 years scince ive had a cardio focused goal. I am a life guard and swimming lesson instructor, so the swimming isnt a problem for me, im just hoping the running/biking comes back to where it was back when i was competitve

Because ive been away for awhile, any advice on getting back into it would be appriciated,

thanks much,

Alex


#2

Most proper triathlon plans split the three events up during the training week, with maybe 1-2 days of combining them.

If you have good running and cycling form, your swimming cardio will translate well. Don’t just focus on swimming, but if you can complete a 1+ hour swimming workout, you can handle the cardio aspects of the running and cycling.

If your gunning for a more elite-type time cut, adjust your time on the bike and running accordingly.