There are three kinds of workouts you should do to maximize your training.
• Speed Workouts
These three kinds of workouts will keep you at the top of your training routine. There is a concept many people that don't understand exercise don't understand. That is getting faster. If you run 4 miles every day all summer, and wonder why you aren't getting any faster, it's because it's just that. You aren't running any faster. Once you reach a certain level, you need to change up your routine because your muscles become familiar with the training you've been doing. Keep working your muscles in different ways to work all the fibers for maximum performance.
To be faster, you have to go faster. It's as simple as that. Unless you are weight lifter. Lifters don't exactly have to lift faster to get stronger, but we aren't training for a body building contest. This is the world of triathlon, where you rely on mental stability and endurance. Just remember if you want to see your performance quickly, you need to work HARD! Long distance runs, and faster short runs. Same thing goes for swimming and biking. Long distance workouts combined with short fast workouts will get the results you want. Don't forget core strengthening such as pushups and situps.
Don't be fooled by resting. Resting is part of training for triathlons. If you are working out hard every day, you will need to rest. Of course if you aren't working out hard, you don't really need to rest. You know when you've really worked out hard when your muscles are sore. Listen to your body.
Below is a 6 week training program for beginners to get ready for the Aqua Triathlon. Each person has different athletic ability, so you could start off at week 2 if you think you can train at that level.
Note: Before each workout, you should warmup, stretch, do pushups and situps. The amount is up to you, but I know from my experience, the mindset I have when I warmup much of the time determines the way I perform in training.
Repeats - These are designed to let your muscles have the chance to move faster, which will increase your speed. Repeats are usually done at your race pace speed, which is the speed you would be going in the race.
Strength training - There aren't any strength workouts in the training program above. However, it wouldn't hurt to hit the weight a bit. If you do decided to lift weights, do lots of repetitions at low weight for endurance training.
|Race date: August 31, 2013|
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