RECEIVE TRAINING ADVICE
Over the last ten years I was able to collect a decent amount of experience and knowledge on preparing athletes for their goals: through books, education, my own experience as an athlete, but mostly through each and everyone of you! Being very thankful for that, I decided to share this experience and knowledge with you. I choose topics that I consider highly important in the process of increasing performance and staying healthy at the same time.
Why Recovery is Key
The definition of a recovery week is a period of time where you intentionally reduce the volume and/or intensity of your training. Typically, a recovery week will involve a 20-50% reduction in training volume. The reduction of intensity is questionable and a topic for further discussions and research.
On an anatomical and physiological level this is what happens during a recovery period and mostly during sleep (sleep is without a doubt the most important phase for recovery):...
Short intervals for long distance triathletes
While running fast intervals the anaerobic energy systems, specifically the ATP-CP system and the glycolytic system, are primarily activated. The ATP-CP system provides immediate energy through the breakdown of stored creatine phosphate, while the glycolytic system utilizes stored glycogen to produce energy without requiring oxygen. Running 100m or 200m intervals quickly depletes these energy stores, leading to a buildup of metabolic byproducts such as lactate...
Triathlon & Heavy Lifting- The divergence of opinions
Proponents of maximum strength training argue that it can be highly beneficial for runners and triathletes, offering advantages such as improved running economy, enhanced power output, injury prevention, and overall performance gains. They believe that heavily lifting can address weaknesses and imbalances, leading to more robust athletes, reducing the risk of injuries and simply point to improvements in race times...
Triathlon Race Day
I am fully convinced that successful athletes do not just train consistently, having their goals set properly and having internalized their whys (that's another story), they simply have planned their races, training camps and daily trainings diligently and way in advance. It does help tremendously to be able to train when everything works when it should work and with everything in place where it should be. It further supports your mental status having planned and organized all your travels and equipment in advance.
What to expect during
An early start is advantageous to build up the training load gradually and to reduce the risk of injuries. To exemplify marathon training this article covers the three main phases. The number and duration of sessions depend mainly on your experience and training history. During the entire period of marathon training it is of the essence to build in adequate sleep and recovery sessions as well as dialing in proper nutrition and hydration that is aligned with each session...
SNEAK PEEK INTO MY TRAINING
8 min easy warm-up including
Deep Lunges (with UB forward & backward lean), Cossack Squats, Hamstring Sweeps, Crescent to Hamstring Stretches, RDLs with stretch arms
Blood Flow & Speed Intro:
Tapping, A Skips, C Skips, Straight Leg Bounds, Bounds into Sprint 3x100
8x1000m @ around 95 % of max HR (in other words - go all out), keep the pace, last km should be the fastest) - with 4 min REST
3 min easy cool - down