Are you training in the Black Hole?

The Black Hole of endurance training is at about 75-85% of your maximum effort.

So many triathletes spend WAY too much time at this effort level and wonder why they are not getting faster!

One of the secrets to improving your performance is working at the 2 ends of the spectrum, on the edges of the black hole.

Low Aerobic Training or LSD, Long Slow Distance training and Vo2 Max or Speed work training.

Most of my athletes are doing exactly this right now in their training blocks and getting faster test and race times plus, PR’s (Personal Record’s).

This equates to training in your zone 5 energy system and requires a lot of recovery time in your zone 1. Staying out of the middle in the black hole!

If you don’t do the recovery interval at zone 1/2 effort you will not be likely to hit all of your intervals because you are not giving your body a chance to recover and go hard again, repeatedly.

This is a big fat mistake if you want to get faster.

Working these 2 ends of the spectrum is going to help you get the MOST our of your training!

Ready to take your training to the next level? Join me for my FREE 5 day Challenge – Triathlon Reset on July 12-16th, inside my private Triathlon Obsessed Facebook group.

You’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become the best triathlete you can be in 2021. There’s still time to finish out the year strong. See you in the challenge.

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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.

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  • Christine Coppola Posted July 1, 2021 5:33 pm

    Awesome article I am so guilty of this.

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