I’m signed up for a 100k gravel event in mid-may and my first triathlon (Olympic distance) in mid-July. I’ve done two gravel events before (100k each) and a few centuries. I am an adequate cyclist and swimmer and a slow runner. In august, I’m doing a 160k gravel event.
My question is how to plan the next few months of training such that I’m prepped up for the gravel but still developing capacity for the tri. Then transition back towards the cycling while still running and swimming a bit. Should I combine plans? Choose a few key workouts and cycle them? Add bricks on the weekend? Etc.
I’m a teacher and a dad so I need my training to be pretty efficient. I will have summer off and I’ll have a lot of time available the two weeks prior to the tri in the event location. Prior to the 160k I will have some time in southern NH to ride and train. I have a trainer and access to a pool.
For those wondering, first gravel is Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder, the tri is the Hudson Valley Tri by HITS, and the 160k is D2R2.