In this episode you’ll learn the Best way to start training for Marathons or Triathlons while doing strength training?, plus…
- Where to find your programs.
- What to look for.
- When to actually train.
- How much you need to focus on recovery.
- And much, much more.
Ben from Seattle asks:
– Best way to start training for Half/Full Marathon or maybe short Triathlons while doing strength training? Or should these be done separately?
– Look for a training program that will fit with what you want to accomplish (half marathon, sprint triathlon, etc.).
– If you choose a marathon program, the days per week of training will be less than if you pick a triathlon program.
— Because the triathlon has swimming, biking, and running, you will usually be doing up to 6 training sessions a week just for triathlon.
What to look for in a training program
Running – Half Marathon/Marathon
– I prefer to run no more than 3 times per week. For me, running more than that beats up my joints too much, and doesn’t give me anymore results than 3 times a week. This is true for half marathon, full marathon, or ultra marathon.
– A complete training program has a day of linear progression (long slow distance), a day of interval training, and a fun run or fartlek training day. #variety
– Doing heavy strength training is the best thing you can do if you want to keep your joints healthy, and muscles able to quickly recover during training. It will also make you feel less fatigued when the running gets hard. You will know what pain feels like, notice it, and just keep moving.
Triathlon – Sprint – Ironman
– You will usually have 6 days a week of training.
– 2 swim, 2 bike, and 2 running.
– Some weeks should have brick training days, where you combine swimming and biking, or biking and running.
– There should also be a linear progression with this training. This means that the training distances get slowly longer, which will build up confidence at those longer distances.
– Ideally you will also do strength training, or CrossFit during this training, but because of the swim/bike/run load, you will probably have to do some two-a-days.
— When I was training for triathlons, I was doing two-a-days four to five times a week. I would do triathlon training first thing in the morning, and CrossFit in the afternoon/evening. It’s a lot of training, and you need to also sleep, and eat a lot when doing this.
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