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Tri routine for commuters

iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
edited May 2011 in Commuting chat
Interested to hear from any commuters who do triathlon training & how they fit it around commuting? logistics etc.

I've no routine and 5 weeks till my first event so drawing something up now. :shock:

Mon
Cycle (20.5) to work
Cycle (20.5) home
Pack 5 days of shirts

Tue
Swim (1.5km) pre commute
Cycle (20.5) to work
Cycle (20.5) home

Wed

Cycle (20.5) to work and leave bike.
Run/Train home, 3.4 miles

Thu
Swim (1.5km) pre commute
Run/Train to work, 7.4 miles (along Embankment of all places)
Cycle (20.5) home

Fri (Optional cycle day, return office clothing)
Full commute (41)

Sat/Sun
Optional: Rest, gym (core workout), run or swim.

Posts

  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Cycle too and from work (17 miles each way) five days a week.

    Spin on Tuesdays.

    Swim 1km on Mon, Wed and Fri.

    Go for a run on Sunday, between 10km and 20km.

    Occasionally I'll do a quick 5-10km in an evening mid week, but it's rare.
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    A guy at work tells me I should try triathlons, he sometimes does ironmans. I ride to work and bacck 4-5 days per week (total 12 miles per day), I often run to work and back 1 day per week (12 miles). Then I usually ride with the cycle club at weekends... 50-80 miles. Gym 3x per week. The only thing I don't do is swim.... Need to worrk out how to integrate that into the schedule!
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  • PepPep Posts: 501
    cycle commute 5days a week, 11+ miles each way

    Mon, Wed, Fri: swim AM
    Tue, Thu: run PM
    Sat, Sun: one long run, one long ride, swim with my baby daughter (that's not training really)

    Cycling commute: dunno if counts as training, but it's just my way to commute.

    Swim: I wish I could swim P, but it would be 9-10:30 no good for family schedule.

    Run: I wish I could run AM but Achille Tendon would not like it.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Thanks for sharing guys, looking forward to adding some running to my commute this week.

    Headhuunter, can't recomend it yet but sounds like you've got it all covered except the odd swim. Do envy that you manage all that and still make the gym 3x per week! My routines given way to swimming.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    I need to sort out swimming too.
    Tend to cycle in 4 days and run 1, and gym a few times before work. It's only a short ride (7 miles) so not too bad cycling in them gym before work.
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  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Asprilla wrote:
    Cycle too and from work (17 miles each way) five days a week.

    Spin on Tuesdays.

    Swim 1km on Mon, Wed and Fri.

    Go for a run on Sunday, between 10km and 20km.

    Occasionally I'll do a quick 5-10km in an evening mid week, but it's rare.

    When do you fit in beer? It's an important training aid to some of us...
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Sketchley wrote:
    Asprilla wrote:
    Cycle to and from work (17 miles each way) five days a week.

    Spin on Tuesdays.

    Swim 1km on Mon, Wed and Fri.

    Go for a run on Sunday, between 10km and 20km.

    Occasionally I'll do a quick 5-10km in an evening mid week, but it's rare.

    When do you fit in beer? It's an important training aid to some of us...

    Most evenings, hence I now weigh 72kg instead of 65. I'm even partial to the odd cigar...
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
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