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Your absolute best bet is going to be finding a decent instructor (not a coach, although they can be the same person, it isn't often you find both in one entity) and getting stroke instruction. Swimming is a very form intensive sport, to where correct form has a significant impact on both competitive times and on longevity. Bad form can easily wreck ...


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The ideal scenario is to test your breakfast during training, as the last thing you need is to eat something that upsets your stomach. I'm not a triathlete, but have run several marathons. For me porridge with honey worked well, with a banana nearer the start time. Personally I wouldn't have the fruit salad, but everyone is different. If you have ...


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As it stands, you may be fit enough, but you are not trained enough, unless you plan on walking pretty much the entire run portion of the event. Most marathon plans (Which is a distance shorter than the 30 miles) will have you running 50-70 miles a week, with quite a few runs in the 10-15 mile range. However, I think the biggest limiter right now is your ...


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I would presume that you are falling into the same trap that many recreational runners and triathletes fall into, in that you are going too hard on your easy days, and not hard enough on your hard days. So, you're in a perpetual state of "almost" recovered, and then busted out a cycle day that thrashed you for a while. Just like your advanced couch to 5k, ...


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You should definitely do at least some of your training in the sea to get used to conditions, as well as being able to sight (Look for markers) to be able to swim in a straight line. There are also some tricks to it, such as being able to dive "under" oncoming large waves rather than swimming up and over the top of them. High turnover of your arms will help,...


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In general, any kind of "I don't understand this specific training plan" question should be directed towards the authors of that training plan or, if one exists, a community specifically dedicated to that training plan or training plans by the same author. That said, I would speculate that this training plan includes instructions for warm-ups and ...


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Not much you can do. If you are restricted enough that you can't run, and can't even lean on the bars (Much less get into aero position), its going to be just trying to keep in the best shape you can. What I would honestly do (Especially considering swim is your weakest point), is do the trainer for now. Sign up for Trainerroad, or get some of the ...


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It's hard to compare pool times to open water because there are a lot of differences in the environment that change (such as wind, waves, current, temperature, etc). For the pointy end swimmers (The ones that will be first out of the water), there isn't that much of a dropoff in the actual swimming time. The difference in a pool swim is mostly due to being ...


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Similar to the answers above - you should not experiment on the morning of your triathlon. Practice in the week leading as to what your stomach can handle with foods that are predominantly carbohydrates based. Have a look at some of the links below that support the answers mentioned (they aren't all triathlon specific but give a good indication of pre-race ...


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At this point, recommending anything specific is just as likely to cause bad effects as it is good. By this I mean that you have no time to test during a race type workout that a drink with additives (Such as electrolytes, calories) won't give you an upset stomach or similar. By now you should have been on several training rides of at least the same ...


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It is possible to have both strength and endurance. There are a lot of long distance runners who have significant upper body strength because muscles process oxygen better and help with running. As Eric says in the comments it is hard to be elite in both strength and endurance training because to be elite at strength training you are all but guaranteed to ...


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Either one will suit. You won't be able to sustain the maximum wattage for more than a few minutes, and if you can, your wattage meter is lying to you. This is a link to an SRM (crank based power meter) power analysis from Mont Ventoux, one of the final stages of the Tour de France. The first part of the graph shows the "leadout" (Usually refers to the ...


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set goal for 50 200 400 800 1K while maintaing the form, what I use is Ti(Total Immersion). This style is meant to be letting you swim for a long distance and effortlessly.


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I can say one thing: DONT Experiment !!! You didn't mention lenght, I will assume a sprint (750m/20/5) The race (if it's your first) is hard enough. Training for it, should have made you used to some kind of energy usage. The ideal should NOT be on day race, it's happening few days before Drinking a lot of fluids on the 3-4 days before the race Eating on ...


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Performing a triathlon (running, biking, and swimming) requires skill, endurance, and lots of energy. Hopefully, you've honed your skill and endurance with your training. However, to actually complete your race, you need lots of energy. That's carbohydrate and fat. Forget about the caloric intake for that day; you should burn everything during the race. ...


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First off, on a hilly ride, the time saved from being lighter is roughly proportional to your weight + bike weight. Assuming your bike weighs 8 kg, that puts your total weight at 95 kg. Cutting 5 kg saves you only about 5% of your time. The effect will be less for the run. If you want to lose some of your muscle, you're in luck; there's nothing like long-...


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This will build some mass, but it won't be balanced. You're missing any form of back exercise in this plan, I'm assuming you'd want to train your back aswell to keep your upperbody balanced so that your chest and front delts don't over power your back and rear delts. (so you maintain a natural thoracic extension) You could add things like: pull-ups, ...


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To build muscle you need 3 components: Sufficient Quality Rest Sustained consistent programming with progressive overload. Sufficient nutrition (particularly protein). Lets look at all of these: 6 times a week triathalon training is already a lot, add weight training onto that and you are leaning towards overtraining. 6 days a week training is the ...


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So I have been reading a lot since I first asked this question and think I have found some answers. As JohnP said the example of the training plan is not very good and that needs to be considered. Anyway here are the reasons, that I found, for time based runs over distance and why they tend to be shorter than the bikes relative to distance that needs to be ...


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Most triathlon run training programs are time based, as that is the easiest metric to quantify. The generic plan doesn't care what pace you are at, it's just "go run X minutes". This makes it easier to coordinate different workouts and times. (Same holds true for bike segments, they are mostly time based as well). You will generally only have specific ...


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Research seems to give us two related findings. Here are a few examples: HIIT can be as good as endurance exersize in many ways https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6683610/ Combining HIIT with endurance training can be better than just endurance training alone https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640414.2016.1209539 https://www....


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It depends, firstly, on how you're measuring your heart rate - optical wrist sensor vs chest strap? Wrist sensors are notorious for inaccurates readings, despite current advances in technology, due to interference from light, sweat etc. Secondly, if you do hit 170, and can maintain it without feeling like you're gunning, it's not your maximum heart rate. ...


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In my experience, load management is what is most important to tendon issues. First, reducing the load (running and rehabilitative exercises) to a manageable amount. Then, slowly increasing it. Typically, we start with static calf exercises, then calf raises, then loaded calf raises, then hops like skipping for rehab. Careful monitoring of how much running ...


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The Achilles is not just about the calves, it's also about the feet. Feet exercises such as picking up a golf ball with your toes and dropping it into a cup, or scrunching up a towel will help. If your feet are weak, your Achilles absorbs more stress. Standing calf raises are good but consider adding other lower leg exercises to your routine, such as ...


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Look up Alex Viada's work, he is a world class strength and endurance athlete. He has a great book on hybrid training, but even if you don't want to buy a book he has two blog articles called "so you want to run and be strong" (part 1 and part 2) as well as many other interesting blog posts on his website, completehumanperformance.com.


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The biking in that triathlon seems to be really short compared to the running and the swimming. But running that distance require stepping a the distance gradually. So I would recommend that you try to step up the running distance slowly and see how it feels, that is probably one of the best ways to see if you are fit also. The other legs doesn't sound that ...


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Your leg muscles will adapt to the workload placed on them, so it's not really possible to definitively say whether or not your legs will get bigger. If the effort you are putting out is more than you did squatting, then yes, your legs will grow. If it is the same, then your legs will stay about the same size, and if the bike effort is less, they will ...


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While this question is quite broad and mainly focused on the person there are some broad parameters that can be applied. Most of all does your body "Automatically" slow you down when it gets hot or you are low on water. (Wouldn't this be defined as dehydrated?) The answer would be that you mind will slow you down because you are uncomfortable far sooner than ...


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Disclaimer: I have the 910 - but I think it's the same for the 920 as well Short answer: Yes Long, and detailed answer: Browsing on the Training plans inside garmin connect, there are several training plans for either Sprint or Olympic distance. Once I selected a plan, and set it's start date It was added to my Connect calendar. Once within your ...


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