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Endurance Training Learning to Train Easy

Endurance Training Learning to Train Easy

Athletes completing endurance training for triathlon or running, frequently fall into the trap of doing their “easy runs/cycles/swims” too fast amongst their other training sessions.

Here are a few reasons why knowing your HR/pace/speed zones and sticking to the right pace are important:

  • Remove the pressure of pacing & times and enjoy the session
  • Improve endurance without additional stress from speed work on your body
  • Active recovery after a day or two of intense training

How to rectify this:

  • The 80/20 rule of training has been proven to increase endurance. 80% of your training at low intensity, 20% at moderate to high intensity
  • Follow your prescribed sessions including recovery time- otherwise the focus of the session will change from speed to threshold or endurance
  • If you struggle to stick to low intensity wear a HR monitor or use a power meter as a guide
  • Get your VO2 & lactate tested by a sport physiologist so you know your accurate zones. METS Performance are our preferred providers of this service.

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Sources:

Mets Performance- 10 reasons why endurance athletes don’t reach their peak potential

Mets Performance- Endurance athletes- why you need to know your training zones

Training Peaks- Using the 80/20 rule to balance triathlon training

Training Peaks-  The importance of easy run days

Other relevant GPC Blogs- Periodisation Triathlon & Running

By | 2017-05-16T12:32:49+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Coaches Corner, Recovery, Running, Swimming, Triathlon|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Endurance Training Learning to Train Easy

About the Author:

3x AG World Champion. Kate has been doing triathlons for almost five years. She started in a beginner squad with a mountain bike and no previous cycling of running training. Kate began initially to meet new people, stay fit & for a new challenge. Her competitive spirit quickly took over and she started training more & more to improve & keep up with the squad.