Training for your next triathlon event requires hard work, diet, and dedication. However, not everyone follows the same routines and often make poor mistakes that could cost them their next triathlon. In this guide, we will discuss a few key mistakes and how to avoid them.
Here are 5 mistakes triathletes make and how to avoid them.
Excessive Weekly Miles
For many triathletes, the secret to achieving a successful race is to follow the appropriate intensity rather than how many miles you finished in a week. If your goal is to run a 10K triathlon then focus on how much pace it will make, not how many miles needed to complete in a week.
Setting Realistic Goals
Athletes assume that they must train more hours on end or more miles than they should need. For the most part, they are hoping more than they are training. Every workout must have a purpose. Whether it be muscular force endurance aerobic endurance, recovery or speed, the higher the goal, the higher the motivation will become.
Triathletes tend to train too much, too soon. Many often make the mistake of high-intensity training in small spaces. Instead, work on mid-intensity in areas that cover as much as 80% of the triathlon coverage. This mistake will lead to developing more aerobic endurance and less muscular endurance.
Overworking in Training
Starting your workouts exhausted will lead to poor performance and results. When you go hard in a workout, your body and mind must be ready. The harder the workouts get the more energy you need. This means that if you want to improve your quality of training, you will need to prepare your body completely.
Too Much, Too Soon
Nearly all triathletes begin their bike portion at a higher intensity than they should. This leads to instant exhaustion as the race progresses. Athletes must learn to split their energy between portions of the race. Intervals will allow you to work on the easy portions first then progress harder when need.
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