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Understanding training plan notation

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 ...
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

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 ...
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cycle or swim without injury while training hard for a race

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 ...
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Train for triathlon without moving arm

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. ...
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Adjustment from pool to lake for triathlon

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 ...
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Is it good to do aerobic exercise after getting mild hypothermia?

NO! That is, if we're really talking mild hypothermia: Mild hypothermia – Alert, but mental status may be altered. Shivering present. Not functioning normally. Not able to care for self. Estimated ...
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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?

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 ...
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Recommended max resistance on cycletrainers

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 ...
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Will muscle mass be built on this routine?

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 ...
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Control weight while preparing for triathlons

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 ...
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Triathlon Training Programs: Time based for Run

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. ...
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Triathlon Training Programs: Time based for Run

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 ...
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As a beginner, should I incorporate polarized training instead of HIIT or endurance as this study says?

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 ...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

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 ...
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Will muscle mass be built on this routine?

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: ...
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does garmin connect and the forerunner 920xt offer triathlon plans

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 ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

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. ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

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 ...
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Multi-workout sports programme?

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 ...
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

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 ...
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Will biking 5 miles 5 days a week shrink or strengthen my leg muscles?

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 ...
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Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?

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 ...
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What to drink during a triathlon

Coconut water will be a good choice. It is full of natural electrolytes. This article gives a number of advantages of using it as a sports drink.
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