Triathlon training discusssion

    Testing Ideas


    Brendan D

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    Join date : 2009-12-11

    Testing Ideas

    Post by Brendan D on Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:55 am

    I am looking to plan some tests to do about on a monthly basis to see how my training is going.

    What key sessions or tests do you do to make sure your training is going as planned.

    I was thinking a 10km run time trial as a run test, maybe a 1000m swim and a 40km bike. Something like that.

    Is that a good idea. Not sure if they should be all out time trials or done within heart rate limits to try to simulate race pace?

    I want to make sure the training is helping, hoping for some positive reinfeorcement as the plan goes along.


    Re: Testing Ideas

    Post by Guest on Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:16 am

    why not a sprint race

    good for blowing out the cobwebs
    Julie H

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    Age : 42
    Location : Brisbane

    Re: Testing Ideas

    Post by Julie H on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:33 am

    I think you have the swim and bike right, but I would try for a 5km TT on the track. Takes less out of you but you will still see the improvements. TT are a good way to see how you are tracking and once a month is pretty good.
    Alex R
    **MicroMan World Record Holder**

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    Join date : 2009-11-02

    Re: Testing Ideas

    Post by Alex R on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:56 am

    Microman distances are wicked for this.
    Dave Tyno

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    Join date : 2009-11-02
    Location : Brisbane

    Re: Testing Ideas

    Post by Dave Tyno on Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:38 am

    Julie H wrote:I would try for a 5km TT on the track.
    Coincidentally, I did my first ever track run on the weekend.
    I went along to Masters Athletics
    If you're in Brisbane:

    Pretty low key, probably 15 in total running/race walking 5k.
    I got lapped 3 times by Mr G Gossens and running partners.
    It will help with your pacing too.
    I slowed noticably in the last 4 laps.
    Another bloke I knew split every lap within 2 seconds and came by me with 2 laps to go.

    I was thinking about doing that every 6 weeks or so.


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    Re: Testing Ideas

    Post by crazzycat on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:08 pm

    great idea

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