4. Strong and Steady

DURA­BIL­ITY IS MORE IM­POR­TANT THAN SPEED

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - T1 -

In the end, full dis­tance rac­ing is about slow­ing down the least. It may seem like there are more gains from speed work, but speed work only causes a small bump in per­for­mance over the short term. Long-term de­vel­op­ment, and ac­tual en­durance, re­sults from many hours/weeks/ months/years of aer­o­bic train­ing. The ideal train­ing zone to pre­pare for the full dis­tance in cy­cling and run­ning, al­most all of the time, is zone two, about 70 to 80 per cent of FTP. Fig­ure out what that is and see how much time you can ac­cu­mu­late in that zone.

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