Hello everyone. Triathlon season is just about to end here in the Land down under and I just want to ask some advice if there are any training plans that you guys can recommend post race season as I want to keep ot hopefully increase my current fitness. Thanks a lot.
Hey Hey - what kind of fitness do you have now? Are you trying to focus on any of the legs more than another? Do you feel yourself starting to burn out a little like most do at the end of a season?
The model I used last year was to follow the last race with a 4 week cooldown (moving home, vacation, loose training sessions). Ideally it would be rather only 2 weeks but it may depend on how much you cooked yourself during the season and need a break from structured training. and then started with SSB1>SSB2 (with my own run and swim workouts) and then started again triathlon specific plans.
I did something similar to this, but started it almost immediately. I only did low volume though, but doing SSB1LV was a way to keep up a regular schedule. I usually do 4 rides a week, so doing 3 and a lower overall TSS in those weeks did a good job of getting in some recovery. After that 6 weeks, I went back in to full on training so I could get about 3 quality blocks in before the next build.
Bear in mind that fitness does not simply increase ad infinitum. You’ll need some down time from training for a physical, psychological and sociological break.
I’d agree with @schmidt and @Bioteknik but also plan in a months of not structured training, perhaps just free riding, or perhaps doing something completely different. This should help you be fresher for next years training.
Im thinking of focusing more on running as I found out that suck at it when I did my first ironman this month. But I also want to increase or at least maintain my fitness on the bike as well. I did feel a little bit burnt out on the first week post IM but after that, I feel like my body is looking for something to do training wise. Is that weird?
Hey Schmidt. Thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a try.