Secrets For Short-Course Triathlon Speed

  • By Gordo Byrn
  • Published Jul 10, 2013
  • Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

Long Climb Workout

– On the longest climb you have available, ride at race-specific power outputs.
– Start with 30 minutes of work. Each week, add an additional five minutes of work until you work up to 90 minutes of work. This gradual progression takes 13 weeks and should end 10–17 days out from your goal event.
– Once your main set duration is an hour or more, ensure that at least 50 percent of your main set is done with race-specific position and cadence.

Finally, put it all together with race-duration time trials. The perfect course for this type of work is a mixture of climbs and flats.

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