Voice of the Nation

Age Group Triathlon Training & Team Updates from Across the Globe!

Team Update: 2010 February Prez Weekend Bike Challenge

Every year Team Endurance Nation holds a February bike challenge to liven things up a bit. Anyone on the Team can play, and point are awarded on an intensity basis such that even indoor riders can be “competitive” with their west coast / warm weather teammates.

Marathons and Triathlon Training

* Marathon training then creates some significant opportunity costs for the triathlete looking to become a faster triathlete

1. At some point marathon training begins to compromise get-faster-on-the-bike training.
2. Marathon training, in my experience, is not the best and most time efficient tool to make someone a faster runner, to lift their VDot. Stronger, more durable, can go longer…yes…but for me that’s what we do in the last 16wks or so before an IM. Before that we focus on making you faster.
3. The net is that you don’t really get that much faster at either: your marathon training isn’t super great cuz you’ve still got your triathlete hat on = riding a bike, etc. And your bike doesn’t get much faster because you’re having to compromise your bike training because of all the marathon running you’re doing.

Train Like A Beginner; Don't Think Like One

This post is part of a new series of articles exploring core elements of the Endurance Nation team and training concept. With over 400 members from all walks of life and levels of experience, Endurance Nation has a veritable repository of triathlon training and racing experience. Our goal is to highlight common elements we all share as triathletes, as well as place the spotlight on some of our most powerful member groups such as our 50+ “boomer” clan and of course the incredibly powerful women’s vibe.