>>>Turn Your Triathlon Run Leg Into A Strength

Turn Your Triathlon Run Leg Into A Strength

Turn Your Triathlon Run Leg Into A Strength

Have you ever gotten to the run leg of a triathlon and switched to survival mode?

Here are some tips to really improve your run off the bike in a triathlon:

  • Follow your nutrition plan on the bike – replace sodium, fluid & carbohydrate
  • Pace your bike leg to maintain speed, cadence & perceived effort throughout the entire duration where possible. Spikes in effort result in increased fatigue which will be felt on the run leg
  • Run off the bike in training often, especially when fatigued
  • Make sure you slowly build your run volume toward the target race distance. It may not be in one session (ie. Marathon) but split over a couple of successive sessions in a short period of time
  • Get some advice on your running technique to improve efficiency. Focus on holding one or two of these technique points whilst running fatigued. See our blogs on running mechanics & running posture.
  • Practice running at “race pace” off the bike in training or during non-goal events such as local fun runs, duathlons or mini triathlon sessions

Sources:

Race (Don’t Survive) the Run

The First Four Steps To Improving Your Run

How To Run Faster Off The Bike

3 Tips For Running Faster Off The Bike

By |2017-08-07T10:53:57+00:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Running|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Turn Your Triathlon Run Leg Into A Strength

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.