Do you train the right way?
Definition of Exercise – a process or activity carried out for a specific purpose, especially one concerned with a specified area or skill.
Definition of Train – to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficient 1: to form by instruction, discipline, or drill. 2: to make prepared (as by exercise) for a test of skill.
Most people are exercising and training all wrong.
Even in the definition above you can see the words Specific purpose, test of skill and drill; yet most triathletes don’t have any specificity in their training and never work on their skills and drills.
Is this you?
Are you focused on doing the activity- in this case swim, bike and run for hours and hours, but not on how well you do it?
Another mistake I see is that you are aiming to complete the distance of the race in your training.
If you are training for an Ironman, you will be overtrained, exhausted and injured before you even get to the start line!
The key to a successful training program includes 2 things:
- Improving your skills – Swim, bike and run BETTER and your performance will improve and you will save precious energy.
2. Training your energy systems– ALL of them- not just the one you will need to perform at your personal best on race day based on your individual physiology.
Don’t get me wrong, you can get away with just volume training for a little while, but you will eventually plateau, get injured, burnt out and slow.
Why waste your time when you can be improving from day one, not just doing junk miles for the sake of a FB/IG post!
If you are training for a sprint triathlon and want to get faster, doing 100 mile bike rides will actually inhibit your body’s ability to go fast because you will be so fatigued from the volume of your training!
If you want to be as fast as possible in a long course race, you still need to do skill, strength and speed work before adding on all the volume.
One of my core principles in my Triathlon Transformation Program is to develop SKILL, STRENGTH and SPEED before going long and it works every time.
I have hundreds of testimonials showing amazing results when athletes train with specificity to the distance of the race you are training for.
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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. 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 and much much more.
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