27 Feb '14, 10am

Prepping for a hilly ironman? Some words of advice in @220triathlon

Prepping for a hilly ironman? Some words of advice in @220triathlon

Thinking about entering a hilly long-distance triathlon like Ironman Wales this year and wondering how to develop the bike endurance and hill climbing strength you'll need? Chrissie Wellington, Britain's most successful long-distance triathlete, suggests the following… The winter months are usually the time to focus on longer, steadier ‘endurance’ miles, developing the required hill strength and building a solid base onto which to add faster, more intense work in spring. For hills, the key is to maintain power output despite the increased resistance created by inclines. In training, this resistance can be gained by a) actually cycling uphill b) riding into headwinds c) using your gearing. You can do all three outside, but indoors you need to rely on the latter to simulate climbs of varying lengths. Aim for three sessions a week: two steady rides (one longer endurance ride ...

Full article: http://www.220triathlon.com/training/long-distance/chriss...

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