With only 6 weeks to go until the TryTri Triathlon… exciting we know! Back to the point… 6 weeks to prepare yourself for the big day (eek), here’s a 6-week training programme to smash it on the 1st of May! Best of luck!
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
Week 1 – So let’s start as we mean to go on, make this week count!
Our tip for this week is to ‘build your foundation’.
Mon– Bike ex. (90 Mins- Steady Pace) / Tues– Swim/ Wed– Run/ Thurs– Swim/ Fri– Run/ Sat–Bike ex. (30 Mins- Easy Pace) Sun– Rest Day (Yay)
*Optional- Switch Run/ Swim for Gym– (30 Mins Strength and conditioning workout)
(Adapt the plan to suit your own level of fitness and capabilities!)
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
Week 2 – Trainings going great- positive vibes- and the focus is on The ‘diet’ (and by the word diet we don’t mean chomping on just carrot sticks…)
By diet we mean fuelling your body properly to ensure you TryTri to your best abilities!
Here’s an example meal plan for you during PRE-DURING-POST triathlon training:
- Pre: Cinnamon Oatmeal with banana & berries
- During: Cereal Bar/ carbohydrate based energy bar
- Post: (Protein) Sandwich (Lean Meats/ Egg/ low fat cheese)
“You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet.”
Week 3 – You’re half way through your last 6 weeks! Well done for making it this far already!
So… week 3 is all about ‘No Excuses’.
We’ve all got busy schedules but there’s always time to fit in your Triathlon Training! Mix things up and try Combining your training workouts for example:
- Run to the Pool
- Cycle to the Pool
- Top of your spinning class by doing a run
Keep going and don’t let anything hold you back.
“Champions Train Losers Complain.”
Week 4 – With the Triathlon approaching, you may be feeling nervous and anxious about the exciting experience to come. Therefore week 4’s focus is ‘Relax’!
As obvious as it sounds-
‘Control your Breathing’ (lowers our blood pressure, calming us and de-stressing us from those nervy/ excited pre-Tri feelings!)
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”
Week 5 – Dun Dun DUN.
May Day is just around the corner- and with that it’s time to ‘Get Organised’:
This means plan; plan your snacks, equipment and so on.
Some of our favourite Triathlon snacks include the ‘Meridian Bars’ (which you will receive on race day!)
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Week 6 – you’ve made it!
This week is all about keeping that ‘positive energy’ up whilst ‘recovering’ before the Triathlon:
Treat this as your recovery week:
- For ex. Day 1 Run: (10 Mins- Easy jog, 5 Mins- Steady Pace, 4x 30 Secs Hill Sprints, 10-15 Mins easy warm down.)
- Remind yourself of why you’re on that starting line on May Day. Remember that you want to be there.
“Positive energy Positive results.”
It’s the beginning of perusing your personal goals!
Best of Luck!