I am a triathlete, up until last year I was focused on Middle/Long Distance. This season I have moved to sprints and Olympic, some of which are draft legal so doing crits and shorter TT’s as C races are actually beneficial to my bigger training goals. Training is MUCH MORE FUN!
Since listening to the podcast I have a desire to have a go at some MTB, the area I live in is generally good for trails so it would seem to make sense, however I am wondering:
will I get benefits from MTB? - skills/mental release/enjoyment but will it make me a faster triathlete?
and will i even have time to do it?
I wont be able to lump MTB rides on top of what i do now in my build phase ( total roughly 800TSS a week across the 3 sports) and into specialty - so would be a substitute for a weekend outside ride on a rest week or whatever
I might have more time in the autumn and winter but this typically is when i am running XC and riding CX (i have found that CX has been really good for winter focus and skills)