What do you think to this as a Training Programme?

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MrsMizart
MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
Went to the gym today to get my triathlon training programme from the gym lady.

She broke it down into smaller aims:
Run - 1 mile
Cycle - 5 miles
Swim - 6 lengths (I think!)

The programme is designed to review it in a month, andI can talk to her any time:

Three days a week (lunchtimes): Use the treadmill for 15 minutes, alternating walking (2 mins) and joggng (1 min); plus alternate arms and core, and legs;
As many possible (mornings): Walk or stationery bike for thirty minutes;
As many possible (evenings): Go for a walk as I like this bit;
Weekends (silly early!): swimming at the local pool.

I have to watch out for the various wonky bits and monitor how it's all going. The gym lady will be keeping a close eye on my progress.

The arms, legs, and core are a mix of free weights, machine, and floor.

Does anyone have any comments?

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  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Bump :->
  • meshashesha2012
    meshashesha2012 Posts: 8,326 Member
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    i think at some point you should also work in doing all 3 of those things on the same day, like maybe swim a few laps then run for a mile and then bike.

    and you probably should add strength training in there. athletes dont just training doing exclusively their sport :wink:
  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Thank you :bigsmile:

    I knew I'd forget to put something in! I have to walk to the pool (about one mile but I'm to measure for sure), swim, change quickly, run home and jump on the bike. There's a park next to the pool with training equipment and hills so I'll add that in. D said hell take my bike to the pool so I can run to the pool, swim, then cycle (or some other variation on the theme!). The arms' training includes free weighs, the legs include leg curls and lifts (on a machine). Gym lady will add more in once my core is more useful at holding me up and my back is strengthening.

    I'm keen on learning more about good things for arms and chest and whatever other bit is needed for swimming :bigsmile:
  • meshashesha2012
    meshashesha2012 Posts: 8,326 Member
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    good luck on the tri. i admire your conviction to do it

    could you walk to the gym, then swim then run home and jump on the bike?

    also i was under the impression that triathletes dont change since that would effect your time and where would you keep yourstuff anyway on the course? so you'd essentially be running in your swimsuit. that was why i never seriously thought about doing it :laugh:
  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Thank you. The conviction may yet lead to being committed, but well see how it goes.

    That's one of the plans - can't do it without getting changed otherwise I'll be had up for indecent exposure lol I'll just pull some jogging pants and a tee-shirt on, at least that way I'll get used to running in soggy stuff.