I recently did my first sprint triathalon on a whim and loved it! I learned to swim 6 days prior and I borrowed a bike to do it but it was a lot of fun. Anyway, I'm a Firefighter and I work 24/48 schedule. So my question is, what is a good program to fit into that schedule? I plan on doing a half ironman in september and would like to start a program for that. I also intend on doing another sprint and olympic to try and build up to it along the way. Plus I think it will be fun to reward my increasing fitness along the way toward my goal. If that is a poor idea, let me know. Anyway, I look forward to your responses and thanks for your time.
Since no on eresponded to me, I went and purchased "The Triathletes Training Bible, Triathlon Workout Planner, and The Triathletes Training Diary." Hopefully these will at least get me onto the right track and I'll meet some interesting people along the way who can also give me tips and tricks. I have started looking for a swim coach and asking around at the gym and everyone I have spoken to says they don't know of one but it would benefit everyone at the Y I go to. In the meantime, I'm joining Clarksville Running Club and going to their meeting tonight to hopefully get around like minded individuals. Hopefully, over the next week or so, I'll have the money together to purchase a bike but right now, I am wearing the spin bikes out! lol Also, once I get a bike, I have a group of riders who will ride with me and help me get caught up to their speed.
Anyway, I'm doing what I can with the limited knowledge I have but I could really use some pointers or help and I will learn from the individual sport people but I would also like to get around more triathletes.
Have a good day!
sorry for the lack of response. you picked all good books read them and see what ones work for you.
FWIW check masters swimming program near you for help w/ the swim
if you're doing the half in sept work out your nutrition plan on your long runs/rides you need to take on fuel on long races for better performance. as a general guideline look at eating 60G of carbs per hour but tweak as necessary and look into if you need to take in extra salt/eletrolytes as well
goals for 2011:
break 19minutes for 5k
break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic
break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)
You being a firefighter, you have a great scedule. What I would concentrate on is doing your long rides and runs on your days home. Then you can do your higher intensity lower volume days at the firehouse.
The best way of course, is to hire a coach as we can put you on the right track.
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