Yeah that seems quite high, at that heart rate you’re pushing up to a lot of people’s max HR. Polar tends to be ok but often HR monitors can just get old and buggy, maybe try double checking the monitor by finding your pulse on your neck, counting for 15 seconds, then multiplying by 4.
Hey Glenn, generally weight training during the 4 months before a race (note: this is on the understanding you’re looking for your 100% best race) tapers off and goes more towards small maintenance work, core stability, mobility. Heavy weight training is a HUGE drain on the body and it’s hard for your body to repair the muscle damage while at the…[Read more]
Hi Eric, Pat gets me starting to spend as much time as possible (as much, see: almost all) on the TT bike starting about 2 months out from a race. Besides that he lets me select the bike based on preference during the rest of the year.
Hey! Come follow along anywhere you like. Check out Athlete Tracker on ironman.com to see where I am. There should also be a bunch of traniacs who have the Trainiac gear so you can spot them
Hey Jani, the plans don’t currently include nutrition advice but the website will feature more and more recipes from No Triathlon Kim as we grow. Here’s an answer about the training plans that I gave someone else in a similar time frame:
Hey, congrats on your first race! You could purchase a sprint tri program and repeat the first 3 week cycle…[Read more]
Hey Jason, congrats son getting into the sport! A bike fit for your seat, good bike shorts, and some DZ Nuts Chamois cream will help. This is an affiliate link so if you purchase anything on Amazon within the 24hrs after clicking the link it helps support us and would be much appreciated, it won’t cost you anything extra but Amazon will send us…[Read more]
Hey Dave, I found early on that I would get extreme soreness from training. Rolling out my muscles with things like The Stick, spikey balls, or foam rollers helped. The biggest thing I changed that helped HUGELY with recovery was not eating gluten, my recovery improved SO SO SO much immediately after going gluten-free. That’s just my experience…[Read more]
Hey Brian, way to get into the sport! In short, the best dollar for speed purchases are: aero helmet (video coming out this week), deep section wheels, a bike fit so you can stay in the aero position as long as possible, tight fitting tri suit (long sleeved is slightly more aero). In the water a wetsuit that fits tightly is critical, and I’d call…[Read more]
Hey, congrats on your first race! You could purchase a sprint tri program and repeat the first 3 week cycle to 9 weeks to build a BIG base of fitness, then do the same with the second three week cycling to build a big base of strength. Then proceed with the rest of the plan as scheduled and you’ll have a very solid training plan!
The hyper hydrator is Osmo nutrition. Check out this video which should help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrLsMf7WuCQ&t=196s
Very much! I once had a full body cramp in an olympic triathlon, literally the full body from just above my feet to my neck. The most common cause of cramping is intensity beyond what the body is used to. It used to be thought that it was a lack of sodium, but it’s been found that it’s typically the intensity. How long have you been training?…[Read more]
Are you able to get in the water for a warm up before your race? If so, get that 300m in before starting the race and use a warm up routine like this one I just posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcgHKG-MZsM
Hey Susanna, I’m a fan of the GoPro Hero 5 for reliability and ease of use. There are a lot of competitors out there but I still think GoPro leads the way. I think the nearest competitor if you want a cheaper option is this (that’s an affiliate link by the way so if you purchase anything on Amazon within 24hrs of clicking that link it helps…[Read more]
Hey Jason, I try to limit supplements unless totally necessary. When taken in supplement form vitamins and minerals and concentrated and absorbed in the body in an unnatural way that tends to throw the levels of vits and mins off. For example, think supplementing with Vitamin C is good for you because it wards off colds? Well yeah, but it also…[Read more]