Run easy to steady - as your legs feel, but don't exceed steady. Anywhere in the range below is good. :-)
4x100 swim/50 kick warm up, fins, no board - focus on body position while kicking
8x50 with 10 sec rest (breath every 3/5 by 25)
300 no walls, 2x sighting every 25
8 x 75 with 15 sec rest (25 R arm, 25 L arm only, 25 swim) - single arm drills reveal weaknesses in your stroke.
4x200 pull with 20 sec rest (50 fast/150 smooth) - elevate HR then practice recovering while swimming
10 min easy
SLD: 10 x
- 30 seconds left leg
- 30 seconds right leg
- 1:00 both legs
5 min easy spin
*This should be done at recovery/easy intensity. The drills are strictly about pedaling efficiency - not working hard.
Perform 10 reps of each move to activate your legs and core. Once you're comfortable with this warmup, it shouldn't take more than 5 min.
1. 4-way lunges - Start in a split squat, knees held at 90 degrees. Hold your arms up in a W, pulling your shoulder blades down and back. Use glutei to stabilize the movements. Keep your R knee steady over your foot. Repeat each on the left side. 1. Lean your body forward over your front leg, then squeeze your glutei to pull back up. 2. Rotate while stabilizing your hips. 3. Rock your torso. 4. Pulse your hips up and down 3 inches.
2. Good Mornings - Stand with your weight on your heels, toes pointed slightly out and knees soft. Pull your shoulder blades down and together. Lean forward, pushing your hips back, then return to standing.
3. Glute Step-Backs (curtsy) - Step back with L leg crossing behind your right. Drop you left knee to the ground. Pressing thru your R heel return to standing. Repeat on other side.
4. Calf Raises, 3 ways - Lean into wall, putting weight on elbows. With feet pointed straight ahead lift heels. Repeat with feet pointed in 30 degrees and again, turned out to 45 degrees.
You can do some light core or dynamic stretches to warm up.
Complete 2 x 30 seconds, with 30 seconds rest of each drill.
Take the first 10-15 minutes to warm up easy into the run. (as you need). Then, run at a steady, zone 2 effort. As you run, think about the different elements of your form that the drills focused on.
The main purpose for this ride is to work various bike handling skills that will:
- allow you to make the most out of the effort you put into the bike
- improve your safety while riding the bike
- increase your enjoyment and comfort level on the bike
This ride should be completed outside on a quiet road w/ ample shoulder. If you need to drive yourself and your bike to such a place - then do so. If you need to loop a bike path or similar protected roadway, that works too.
Effort should be easy to steady - this ride isn't about the effort! It's about the skills.
Go through the following skills at least 3 times throughout the duration of the ride. Do one set of each drill once, ride for a bit, through through another set of the drills, ride for a bit, go through the drills for a 3rd time, ride for a bit. If you still have time, continue the pattern for the duration.
1) Ride one handed - first with left hand, then with right hand. Notice differences in which sides feels more stable?
2) Ride one handed while grabbing your water bottle from the cage and then replacing it. Complete two grab & replace - one with each hand.
3) Ride one handed while maintaining a straight line (use the white line or something similar in the road). Switch hands.
4) Place your hands on the top of the headset (off the hoods) and near the center of the headset. Notice the differences in balance required depending upon where you place your hands.
This is a base endurance ride. Nothing fancy or tricky - just a series of efforts in the steady range.
This should NOT feel hard. If it does, back it down.
Our goal with ride such as this is aerobic development and endurance.
Fuel & hydrate :-)