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Azules9780 Rookie 5 posts since
Apr 19, 2011
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May 11, 2011 5:58 PM

Interesting schedule questions

Hey guys,


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.

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
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    2. May 17, 2011 12:15 PM (in response to Azules9780)
    Re: Interesting schedule questions

    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)

  • Moriates Legend 292 posts since
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    3. May 18, 2011 6:01 AM (in response to Azules9780)
    Re: Interesting schedule questions

    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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