Push Hard Multisport News for 04-15-2018

Coaching Triathlon, Ironman and Multisport Athletes

As Barry has a demanding job and a young son it was important to utilise his available training time as effectively as possible and allow necessary downtime to spend with his family. Further breakthrough took place in the sea during a winter training camp, where with a few pointers on open water swim technique and sighting in rough conditions Barry made massive improvement and more importantly gained in confidence to swim in sea conditions. Knowing the bike course was going to be quite hilly I included a phase of race specific hill training for his bike. We worked from October and the race was in February so we had 5 months to put together a structured programme to build on the training she had already been doing. We were able to manage the training around these things so that Lisa didn. Lucy came to me having trained on the British Triathlon performance squads as a junior. Now in her early 20s with a busy medical career she had been pursueing her elite triathlon goals but struggling to balance training and racing with her career. As well as struggling to find time to train in her working week, she also wasn’t sure whether she was doing the right balance of training across different disciplines as well as within each discipline. Taking into consideration Lucy’s extensive background in the sport, we looked at what training she could fit in around her shift work and redressed the balance that was lacking in her training – both across disciplines as well as within each discipline. With a structured training week, she found she had more energy to train, recovered better and was getting fitter.

Keywords: [“train”,”work”,”race”]
Source: http://www.thetriathloncoach.com/case-studies


Health Issues Many people may think that not being able to start four separate Ironman 70.3 races and two DNF’s would be a season completely wasted away. Training for Ironman When I got back from Montreal on July 1st I started to slowly get back into my training routine but I had not done enough leading up to the Vancouver Half Iron so I decided to drop out on the bike course and cheer my friends on instead. I wasn’t too dissapointed since I was never really expecting to finish the race anyway. The bike portion of the race ended up being much slower than anticipated with a total time of 5 hours and 9 minutes. The good part about not finishing an Ironman race is that you recover really quickly and you can start training again almost immediately. My training leading up to this race went really well and I ended up finishing second overall on a really hilly course with a time of 1 hour 18 minutes and change. I’ve been training and racing with their shoes for the last three years and couldn’t be more happy with the quality and comfort that I get from them. Zoot has a whole line of training shoes as well as racing shoes to suit all of your needs. Whether you’re looking for swimsuits, swim equipment, tri clothes, bikes, compression, wetsuits, triathlon race shoes, aero helmets, nutrition or any other accessories they can help you. My muscles were so tight that I was struggling during races when the higher efforts were sustained longer than usual. I’ll be racing with the highly acclaimed K.31 CRONO and training with the incredibly comfortable and lightweight Vertigo.

Keywords: [“race”,”train”,”bike”]
Source: http://andrewpowell-triathlete.blogspot.com

Ironman Triathlon Swim Training: How a busy Doctor gets it done. Part 1.

Ironman competitor Ian Kurth, MD did nearly all his triathlon swim training at home with his Vasa SwimErg. In 2016, Ian received remote swim coaching for using the Vasa SwimErg from Coach Eric Neilsen. Their approach to triathlon swim training was so effective that we just had to find out more about their success formula for working together. I had no formal swim training and did the breaststroke for the entire race. I set swim leg PRs in several triathlons leading up to Ironman Wisconsin 2016. I certainly was in strong swim shape, and my swim fitness translated into no significant downstream fatigue on the bike or run. Overall, I am very pleased with my swim times in races relative to my build and plan to continue to primarily use the SwimErg until I eventually face the music and do a required serious, intensive dedicated swim block. While all report impressive improvements in their swimming, those who get coaching on how to properly use this powerful training tool are the ones who make the greatest gains. An effective coach uses his or her experience with the SwimErg to teach efficient stroke technique, swim-specific & functional conditioning, how to use the Power Meter data, and how to integrate all that to swimming stronger, better, and faster in the water. Exiting the Stroke Efficiently to Reduce Drag Exiting the Stroke Efficiently to Reduce Drag: Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder.

Keywords: [“swim”,”train”,”time”]
Source: https://vasatrainer.com/blog/ironman-triathlon-swim-training…

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