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Neil is a newbie triathlete who already finished a marathon and a century distance bike ride. With limited time to train, he’s wondering how he can maximize training given he only has 3-4 days a week to train. Read on to know what Coach Ani De Leon-Brown has to say.
Hi Coach, I only have 3 or 4 days to train a week. How can I maximize these days to train? I am a late learner in swimming. In fact, I just learned late last year. I already finished a 42k run and a 100km bike. Thanks in advance and I hope I meet you and the rest of triathletes that I been following in instagram.
From Coach Ani:
Not sure what kind of distance you are training for, but if you are training for a Standard Distance Race, 3 or 4 days should still be fine.
Your best bet is to do a lot of combo workouts to maximize a session. Another thing you can do is do more quality sessions during the week as opposed to a lot of comfortably-paced workouts. May I suggest something like this in a typical week?
Session 1: Interval Swim plus 30min Tempo or Hill Run
Session 2: 45-75min Interval Bike Trainer Session plus 30-45min Fartlek Run Off the Bike
Session 3: Long Bike plus Transition Run off
Session 4: Long Run plus Easy Swim
All the best!
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