I bought a road bike about three weeks ago and haven’t gone more then a day without riding it. While I was at the bike shop getting a few little things, there was a flier for a triathlon that got me thinking “I wonder if I could do that?” Unfortunately I can’t do that one because it’s in a few days. I did, however, find a little one that I’m going to do, mostly for fun but also to see what it’s like.
It’s not a “real” triathlon in that it’s a 1.2 mile kayak row, a 16 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. It takes place August 6th (7 weeks).
I did some poking around and found a weekly training split that I like and just had a few questions about it.
Monday: lift upper body, cycle (easy hour)
Tuesday: lift lower body, run (sprints or intervals, total 2-3 miles)
Thursday: Lift upper body, cycle (easy hour)
Friday: lift lower body, run (sprints or intervals, total 2-3 miles)
Sunday: combined cycle/run (this is the day that will kill your muscle mass…1-2 hours total time)
(just for reference, the forum I found it in:
I’m not to worried about the 16 mile ride. The 3.1 mile run on the other hand I know is going to be a test of sheer will power. I’m not a runner right now. I used to run a few miles here and there but I don’t think I’ve ever gone over 2.
The best idea, that I’ve come up with, would be to start with about 1:15 biking and 45min run. Each Sunday, add more running and less biking depending on how well it goes.
Any better ideas??