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Six Common Mistakes Triathletes Make

  • By Joe Friel
  • Published Aug 18, 2012
  • Updated Aug 19, 2012 at 9:23 AM UTC
Photo: John Segesta

3. Not enough base

Athletes tend to start the high intensity training much too soon in the season. If one is to make a mistake in training, make it on the side of developing too much aerobic endurance.

The fix: Lots and lots of zone two and three training. The athletes I coach spend nearly 80 percent of their seasons training primarily in these two zones.

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