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TriDot Triathlon Training Stop Running Junk Miles Run

If you’ve ever said, “I would never train for my triathlon by running miles that don’t have a purpose,” then you might need to do some honest evaluation of your training history.

In the last blog, we looked at the important areas of supporting your local running shop, knowing your gate, and speed laces. Here are the final considerations you’ll need to know for your optimal triathlon shoe purchase:

 

4. Don’t Buy into Gimmicks

TriDot Triathlon Training Buying and Wearing Triathlon Running Shoes

In the last blog, we looked at the important areas of supporting your local running shop, knowing your gate, and speed laces. Here are the final considerations you’ll need to know for your optimal triathlon shoe purchase:

 

4. Don’t Buy into Gimmicks

TriDot Triathlon Training Buying and Wearing Triathlon Running Shoes

Decided you want to make a more informed decision about purchasing and wearing your next pair of triathlon running shoes? Look no further! Here are five rules to consider before lacing up:

1. Support Your Local Running Shop

TriDot Triathlon Training Insights About Run

“To run is to be free,” said the hippie who had never done a triathlon.

Triathlon Training Run Cadence

Beep, beep, beep, beep. Right, left, right, left. Beep, beep, beep, beep.

I match my footfalls to the metronome app set to 180 bpm (beats per minute). Right, left, right, left, right, left.  Rats! I’m off again. Right, right, left, right, left, right—once again matching the beat and the constant beep of the metronome. 

Triathlon Training Intensity: Know When to Back Off or Take Off

Triathletes typically have Type A personalities. We’re goal setters, “go-getters,” and overachievers. Instead of training for one sport, we train for three. 

Our grocery carts replicate the fresh produce and meat department, our cars look like a sporting goods sale, and there’s never a time when we’re caught up on laundry or washing water bottles.

When Am I Ready for an IRONMAN?

Triathletes commonly ask how long is required to fully prepare for an IRONMAN race. My answer is simple: Everyone’s unique, so there’s no one answer. But everybody’s plan should ideally include both a developmental phase and race preparation phase.

Stop Collecting Junk Miles.

“A junk mile is only junk if it doesn’t have a purpose in your training.” – Mario Fraioli of Competitor Magazine.

Power Versus Stamina

Being an endurance athlete for over half of my life, I can safely say I’ve trained the majority of those years the wrong way. I thought, ”I’m an endurance runner so I need solid endurance.”  What I had no knowledge of was the need for stamina … and even more importantly … the need for power.