The following sample essay focuses on trithlon training methods and programs. Read the introduction, body and conclusion of the essay, scroll down.
My Goal: To complete the triathlon with an achieved or higher. In order to achieve this goal I will need to Train specifically for the triathlon, stay positive through the training and the triathlon and finish the triathlon under 41.30. I will know I’m on task to achieve my goal by recording times and results from trainings, progress and increase trainings weekly and compare results to the times needed for me to achieve my goal
Explain in detail how you applied the training methods to your training program.
To train for the triathlon we were given different training methods we could apply to our trainings too help us out. These methods were, Fartlek, continuous, interval and resistance. These methods would help our trainings become more specific to triathlon training. One of the methods I include in my trainings was continuous training.
Continuous training is when you train nonstop and continue whatever exercise you are doing without breaks/ rests. I included continuous training when I would go for runs. This meant I would try and run the distance I set out to run without stopping. Another method I used was fartlek training. I applied this method to my training when I was on a spin bike at the gym. When I used fartlek training I Would try to stay above 125 RPM for about 40 seconds to a minute then slowed it down and try stay at or around 100 RPM for about 5 minutes.
Then I slow it down to a steady pace and recover a bit before I would repeat the method. One more method I would use was the interval training. I would use this method when I would go swimming, I would swim one length then rest when I got to the end of the pool, I made sure my rests weren’t to short or to long so that I knew I was taking full advantage of this method by doing it correctly.
Explain in detail how the following principles of training to your training program Specificity Progressive Overload Time Frequency Intensity. Specificity is when you train specifi…