- 1 How long do I need to train for Olympic triathlon?
- 2 How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
- 3 What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?
- 4 Is an Olympic triathlon hard?
- 5 Can you train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
- 6 How many hours a day do triathletes train?
- 7 What is the best swim stroke for a triathlon?
- 8 How often should triathletes run?
- 9 What is a decent triathlon time?
- 10 Can I do an Olympic distance triathlon?
- 11 How long do you need to train for triathlon?
- 12 What is the hardest part of a triathlon?
- 13 Do you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 14 Do you swim in a tri suit?
How long do I need to train for Olympic triathlon?
The No. 1 rule when moving from a sprint to Olympic-distance triathlon is to give yourself enough training time. “Leave yourself 12 to 16 weeks to adequately train,” says Elizabeth Waterstraat, triathlete and founder of Multisport Mastery (multisportmastery.com).
How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
That’s three to four hours per week. Well folks, experience has told us over and over again that that’s all you need to do a sprint or a standard-distance duathlon. For the Olympic-distance triathlon, add another 1-2 hours per week.
What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?
For the beginner triathlete, it will take about 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their first sprint distance triathlon. If we break down the average sprint triathlon time, this should take the novice triathlete around 2 minutes per 100 m in the swim. 1 hour for the bike leg, and up to 30 minutes to complete the run.
Is an Olympic triathlon hard?
Triathlon is probably the most difficult athletic discipline. It combines three sports which, when taken individually, are already among the most demanding: running, cycling and swimming.
Can you train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
Sprint Training Plan: The Program This sprint training plan begins six weeks prior to your first sprint triathlon. Before starting, you should be generally aerobically fit and able to swim, bike and run. Weeks 4 and 5 continue to focus on race-pace fitness, and will give you practice running off the bike.
How many hours a day do triathletes train?
The truth is that most age group triathletes excel with around 9-14 hours per week of training. You can accomplish a lot with 10 hours a week if you stay focused, put everything into your intervals and cut out all the junk miles and wasted time like long bike stop groups and hanging out in the locker room to talk.
What is the best swim stroke for a triathlon?
Most participants swim the front crawl (freestyle stroke) since it is the most efficient and fastest stroke. Speed is not always the highest priority when swimming in a triathlon. Being able to complete the swim leg allows the athlete to get back to more familiar ground (pun intended).
How often should triathletes run?
Join Triathlete A rule of thumb is three times per week to maintain performance and four to five to get faster. But more important than frequency and volume is intensity. Our bodies can only handle so much volume before performance stalls.
What is a decent triathlon time?
A very respectable time would be around six hours. If you’re getting close to five, you’re doing great, and if you’re a little over six as a female, you’re still looking at a good time. Think about it this way: you’ll have to finish the swim in 45 minutes, the bike in three hours, and the run in 2:15.
Can I do an Olympic distance triathlon?
Overview. Triathlon is an endurance sport that combines swimming, road cycling and distance running, performed in that order. Events are conducted over a variety of distances but the ‘Olympic distance’ for men and women is a 1,500-metre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.
How long do you need to train for triathlon?
Most people can go from fit to triathlete in six short weeks. If you are starting from couch potato, you’ll need to spend a few months building your fitness — three days a week of running, swimming or cycling — before starting your six-week triathlon training plan.
What is the hardest part of a triathlon?
The hardest part of triathlon is the constant mental game your mind is playing with you. It starts right when you hear the word triathlon for the first time and never stops. Most people fear open water swimming and see that as a barrier to even start triathlon.
Do you wear socks in a triathlon?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.
Do you swim in a tri suit?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.