With the Austin half Ironman completed a couple of weeks ago it’s now time for the “off-season”. It’s not time off or easy workouts but a change in focus, gone are the brick workouts (bike followed immediately by a run) that are helpful in getting ready for triathlon.
Now it’s track workouts to improve my running speed:
A bike ride during the week working on high cadence drills and short burst of power:
Plus 3 times a week I am doing weight lifting/core workouts. This isn’t designed to get bigger or add muscle mass, it’s a lot of balance based excerises that help with injury prevention and improving swim/bike/form.
And I’m still swimming three times a week with most of each workout focusing on improving my technique. I haven’t stopped racing this winter, I have a 5 km race in the middle of November and a 10km race in the middle of December and am looking to set some new personal best times.