28 Apr '14, 1pm

Do Speedwork Now, Benefit Later

It may sound counterintuitive that endurance is not typically a limiter for time-crunched athletes, since endurance is most frequently associated with high volume. But this year’s time-crunched athletes are often last year’s high-volume trainers, and even if their high-volume period ended a few years back, most athletes who have stayed reasonably active have retained the aerobic endurance necessary to compete in sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlons. Absolute beginners and athletes entering triathlon from running and cycling will need to focus on endurance and skill/technique first. But for the reasonably experienced and now time-crunched triathlete, speed trumps endurance in terms of training priorities.

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2014/04/training/do-speed...

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