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Triathlon Training Programs: Time based for Run?

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Asked by: Michelle Morales

How often should I run for triathlon training?

If you are a beginner, running three times per week is a good place to start—eventually moving up to four or five times per week depending on your race distance. For intermediate and advanced athletes, running five or six times per week can provide increased speed.

What is a good triathlon run time?

Their swim time should be less than 35 minutes, their bike time less than an hour and 35 minutes, and their run time should be less than 50 minutes. With those times, they would break three hours!

Does triathlon training improve running?

By dedicating time to triathlon training and not just running, you’ll become a better athlete. And as Coach Jay Johnson always says, “To be a better runner, you must first be a better athlete.” Triathlon training will help you: Build a larger endurance base by being able to exercise more.

How much time do you need to train for an Olympic triathlon?

16 weeks

The Olympic triathlon training plan is 16 weeks in length. The base phase is six weeks long and the build and peak phases five weeks apiece. Weeks 4, 8, and 12 are recovery weeks and the final one is a taper week.

How many hours a day do triathletes train?

The truth is that most age group triathletes excel with around 9-14 hours per week of training. You can accomplish a lot with 10 hours a week if you stay focused, put everything into your intervals and cut out all the junk miles and wasted time like long bike stop groups and hanging out in the locker room to talk.

How many miles a week do triathletes run?

It depends on what style of triathlon the focus is. Ironman guys are not training to run fast, but to not slow down, a top 5 run split at any ironman is ~2:50. Most of those guys do huge bike volume and maybe 50-60 miles running. ITU guys train like real runners, some up to 100 mile weeks.

What is a decent Ironman 70.3 time?

Average Half Ironman Finish Times. How long does it take to finish a Half Ironman Triathlon? The answer, based on our analysis of more than 67,000 finishers in 40 Half Ironman triathlons: about 6 hours, on average. Swim 1.2 miles in 45 minutes, Bike 56 miles in 3:00, and Run 13.1 miles in 2:15.

What is a good 70.3 time?

What’s a good 70.3 triathlon time? After crunching the numbers, the average Ironman 70.3 finish time is 5:51 for men and 6:18 for women. If we start to consider variations between races (some 70.3 courses are considered “easier” than others), then we see male average times vary from 5:03 through to 7:15.

What is the average time for a triathlon beginner?

Novice (First Time) Triathletes Finishing Times
For a novice triathlete, who has some experience swimming, cycling and running it will take about 2:00 minutes per 100 meters for the swim, or 8 minutes total, about an hour for the bike (avg 12mph) and 30 minutes or so for the run.

Can I train for a triathlon in 5 months?

If your triathlon is five months away, this plan should help strengthen your base fitness.
Training plan.

Day 1 Swim 18mins – endurance Bike 35mins – endurance
Day 4 Bike 42mins – endurance Strength
Day 5 Run 22mins – endurance
Day 6
Day 7 (Brick) Bike 38mins – endurance Run 15mins – endurance

Do pro triathletes have a rest day?

Triathletes are a busy breed—USAT reports that nearly half of its members hold white-collar jobs, while nearly 20 percent hold professional jobs. Considering that most triathletes are age-groupers balancing their training with work and social responsibilities, the average triathlete could likely use a few rest days.

Can you train for a triathlon in 6 months?

With six months to go you have plenty of time to get in shape for the main event. Sprint triathlons are a good starting point for an amateur triathlete due to the shorter distance and can be a great challenge for the more seasoned athlete trying to improve on their record.

Is 5 months long enough to train for an Ironman?

It takes 6 months to 1 year, depending on your current fitness. Athletes who can on day 1 complete a 70.3 Ironman, can train within 6 months. Athletes who have never done a triathlon or are brand new to triathlon training, will require 12 months. There are an abundance of plans out there for 12 or 16 weeks.

Is a Half Ironman harder than a marathon?

It’s tough to say, but in general, in an IRONMAN 70.3 you might run 30 to 60 seconds per mile slower than your half marathon pace, and in an IRONMAN race it could be 1 to 3 minutes per mile slower than your best marathon pace. But even though it’s slower, the feeling coming across the finish line is like no other!