How can I improve my sprint triathlon?
The key to getting good at sprint triathlon is to polarise your training. Either train fast, train easy or take a rest day. This training plan takes you through the process in just six weeks, factoring in recovery at the right times. It’ll take just over five hours per week, including six workouts and a rest day.
What is a good time for a sprint triathlon beginner?
For the beginner triathlete, it will take about 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their first sprint distance triathlon. If we break down the average sprint triathlon time, this should take the novice triathlete around 2 minutes per 100 m in the swim. 1 hour for the bike leg, and up to 30 minutes to complete the run.
How do you win a sprint triathlon?
To win a sprint you should be targetting close to or sub-6:00 sustainable pace on the run, ave at least 22+ mph ave on bike depending on elevation, and swim no slower than 1y/s and that is assuming you don’t live in Boulder or San Diego or any other hot bed of triathlon activity.
How do you run a faster sprint triathlon?
10 Ways to Enhance Your Sprint Triathlon Training
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- Make Your Plan.
- Avoid Your Facebook Ironman Friends.
- Consider Nutrition Supplementation.
- Include Overspeed Training.
- Do Plyometrics.
- Don’t Taper Too Long.
Should you taper for a sprint triathlon?
How long should I taper for? The general rule is: the longer the race, the longer the taper. You want to try and drop your weekly training volume by 20–25% for each week that you are tapering. If you’re doing a sprint triathlon, you won’t need weeks and weeks of tapering when a few days will do.
What is a good sprint tri time?
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What is the hardest part of a triathlon?
The hardest part of triathlon is the constant mental game your mind is playing with you. It starts right when you hear the word triathlon for the first time and never stops. Most people fear open water swimming and see that as a barrier to even start triathlon.
Are sprint triathlons hard?
The Run. Running may be what comes most naturally, but as the last leg in a triathlon, it often feels like the hardest part. Your body is already tired at this point, but if you trained correctly you’ll be able to cross the finish line successfully.
How many hours a week should I train for a sprint triathlon?
The answer is that it varies from person to person, but from experience, I would say that 9 or 10 hours of clever training per week are sufficient for a talented athlete to win their age group in some races. To be a pro, it takes a talented athlete several years and about 30 hours per week.
Do I need to eat during a sprint triathlon?
Focus on electrolytes to replenish lost minerals, including sodium. Racing up to 90mins means, technically, you don’t really need to fuel during your race. But in reality, a gel on the bike and run shouldn’t do you any harm, and will certainly help psychologically.
What should I eat the day before a sprint triathlon?
At least 2.5-3 hours before the race, aim to consume around 80-100g (320- 400 calories) of easy-to-digest carbohydrates, like a bagel, pita bread, waffle/pancakes, granola, or oatmeal with around 5-10g (20-40 calories) protein/fat (think: nut butter, egg, yogurt), along with ~16-20 ounces of fluid.