I know this may have been discuss before, but i find the running wo of a “tri” plan to not take into consideration the level of running fitness (maybe the swimmer fitness as well, but since im a lousy swimmer anything is hard).
This is what i was suppose to do today
Run 40min Easy-Moderate, RPE6 and randomly insert 8x30s bursts of high speed, RPE9 just like last week, still separated by at least 1 minute of regular-pace running between bursts, but this week try to clean them up a little by running more fluidly, more relaxed, but just as fast.
- It would be cool if i can see what is my RPE levels…
- Easy/Moderate is define very differently by different coaches. Maybe a more specific pace/hr zone would be beneficial (im guessing thats RPE6, but i cant find what are my levels)
- I personally would not consider 30s an interval, is more closer to be strides (maybe too long for strides, but too short for intervals).
Maybe I see flaws on the programs because I am more used to running programs like Jack Daniels.
You do some Time Trials and from there you base all your runs (you know your pace ranges and such)
For cycling we do the same thing, but using power.
It would be nice if we can set something like TT at the start of the plan and at some key points (the same way we do the ramp test), so running fitness could be evaluated and a pace could be suggested.
This would be great for step 2 of adding running to TR.
Anyways… been doing my own thing on running days. Ive been reading about the Run less and how it works well for tri athletes because you run 3 days (LR, Intervals, Tempo). Any one have had experience with this plan and using TR? Im concern about over training.