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A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

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Triathlon Training Programs: Time based for Run

So in most triathlon training programs swims are distance based, and bike and runs tend to be time based. For example this plan I am decently fast on the bike, but really slow on the run. In my HIM ...
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As a beginner, should I incorporate polarized training instead of HIIT or endurance as this study says?

I'm a new triathlete, most in sprint distances. I go about 5 hours a week of training right now (im not that good yet) and will go more over the next year. I read a study a friend gave to me (https://...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

I am a 51 year old non-competitive guy trying to run triathlons to stay healthy. The formulas say my max heart rate should be around 170, and despite the myths, I think that number is good for me. ...
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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?

I've read at Mark Rippetoe's website that a long distance running is where catabolic process prevail, and muscle/strength gain is where anabolic process prevail. Therefore, they should somehow impede ...
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Will muscle mass be built on this routine?

I am in the process of beginning training for an Olympic distance triathlon in September. I have a good routine set-up for that which will involve six days of training per week (swim, cycle, run). ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

I am a long time distance runner turned amateur triathlete who has had a long time achilles tendon problem in both legs. I first injured my achilles in college about 15 years ago, and since that time ...
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Multi-workout sports programme?

I have recently bought a bike and would like to find a good program/plan to follow that includes cycling, weight training and maybe another type of sport (which I can do by myself). What I am looking ...
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

I am signed up for a triathlon in June 2016, It goes from 9 AM-9 PM, we must run 30 miles, bike 60 miles, and swim 3. I believe I am fit for it because I can bike 15 mph forever on, but I swam a half ...
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Will biking 5 miles 5 days a week shrink or strengthen my leg muscles?

So I am training for a triathlon, I am biking 5 miles a day 5 days each week. I also do a chest-biceps workout rotating every other day 5 days a week. I figure that presses, incline presses, curls, ...
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Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?

Please ignore dehydration issues. Is there any evidence or does anyone know if losing water without replacing it will make you slow down? I was shocked to see that I lost about 5 lbs of water weight ...
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Control weight while preparing for triathlons

I have a BMI of approximately 25 (87kg, 1.87m), which is just about where I want to be (I look too skinny if I'm lighter). As this is the weight I've been for quite some time, I consider this to be ...
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does garmin connect and the forerunner 920xt offer triathlon plans

Note according to the help center, this is a specific question about "gear and gadgets used during exercise" and NOT a recommendation question. I want to know if the Garmin forerunner 920xt sports ...
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cycle or swim without injury while training hard for a race

So I was a great swimmer (2k), cyclist (100+ milers) okish runner. (10k max) After the brain tumor like diagnosis and hospitalization, things went cold. Started running again in a few months and Nike+...
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Recommended max resistance on cycletrainers

I'm about to buy a trainer to start the indoor season on the bike. Different trainers come with a different maximum resistance, commonly ranging from 800-950 Watts. My main goal is finishing the ...
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Train for triathlon without moving arm

I've had a shoulder operation a little while back, and now I'm barely allowed to use my arm the coming 6 months. This is standard procedure for this type of surgery, as it needs time to heal. I'm a ...
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Adjustment from pool to lake for triathlon

I'm looking to try a triathlon, and in preparation I've started swimming at a local 25/50m pool (lane lines put in different ways on different days). The triathlon swim is 800m; I've done that ...
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Breakfast on Morning of Race

I'll be doing a triathlon next Sunday with the beginning of the race at 8:00 am. I'm going there as an amateur, but I've always been a competitive guy so I'll do my best to perform well. I've been ...
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Drills for sea swimming

Has anyone got experience swimming in the sea? I live in India and the sea near my house is Bay of Bengal. This sea is madly violent. Crossing the initial waves is really tough. Being the first day ...
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What to drink during a triathlon

I'm doing my first triathlon and I'm wondering what to have in my water bottle during the bike ride. People will be handing out plain water during the run. It's this weekend 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle, ...
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(Re)Learning how to swim

As a kid, I was an avid swimmer. I was nowhere near an expert, but I was in a pool, swimming laps, almost every day of the summer. My form was probably poor then, but nobody instructed me otherwise. ...
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Train for swimming long distances

I want to swim 3000 m non-stop for an event coming up next month. I have got three different plans for training to that event, them coming from a great coach. Those plans are concentrating on the 20*...
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Feeling thirsty while swimming

I am feeling very thirsty while swimming. I have an event(3/4 Ironman), next month, which requires me to swim 3000 m in the first leg. But the problem with me is that I drink water every 500 m while I ...
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Gel recommendations for Ironman Triathlon

I'm doing an Ironman in about 4 weeks. Having just completed a half Ironman a couple of days ago, I'm feeling upbeat after performing well. However, I have a question about nutrition for my ...
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How to switch from sprints to swimming longer distances

I've been swimming for 1,5 year and 4 times per week in average. I had a period of 6-7 trainings during a week and with spring coming I switched 2-3 trainings to running finally because this is simply ...
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Eating before workout

My coach tells me that I shouldn't eat before going for a swim session. But I feel hungry during the session. The routine I follow in the session is: 1 to 2 hours of Jogging and Floor exercises(own ...
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What specific health benefits do I receive by pursuing each of the triathlon disciplines separately?

That is, what do I gain from swimming that I don't from running, and from running that I don't from cycling, etc. Some of the answer is obvious, with different muscle groups, but I'm curious about ...
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Body angle during freestyle

I am practicing myself on the Total Immersion style of swimming, as I am practicing for long distance triathlon. After a lot of practice I am doing the 2 beat kicks with little difficulty. Can ...
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How to increase my speed in Olympic distance triathlon?

I am training for Olympic distance triathlons or longer. My schedule is as follows: Mon: Rest Tue-Fri: Swim 8km or more Sat-Sun: Cycle 100km or Run 10km I don't have any particularly weak areas. ...
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How to organise a second weekly run session?

I've been asked about organising a run session for my Triathlon club. The club already has a well established run session on a Tuesday night, and would like hold another on Thursday (the one relating ...
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How do I perform an assessment workout?

I've decided to run an Olympic Triathlon: Swim: 1.5 km (0.93  mi) Cycle: 40 km (24.8  mi) Run: 10 km (6.2  mi) and need to assess where I'm at in order to build a workout schedule on my own. How ...