MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING WEEK 3 OF 8

  • I completed my first Olympic Triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run) on July 9, 2017.
  • I plan on competing again (September 23, 2017).
  • I have 8 weeks to prepare.
  • I started training last week.

Week 3 (Starts Monday August 14, 2017)

  • Swim 2x, bike 3x and run 3x
    • Swim: 500 meters, 500 meters
    • Bike: 12 miles, 10 miles, 10 miles
    • Run: 3.5 miles, 3 miles, 5 miles
  • Weight training
      • Standing overhead dumbbell press, 3 sets to failure with (randomly grabbed) 20 to 80 pounds, minimal rest between sets
        • I am going to avoid heavy weights while Triathlon training. Why? During my last Triathlon training cycle, my wrists were sore when I was lifting 100 to 140 pounds. I think this stress with the stress (on my wrists) from biking was too much. When I dropped the weight down (below 60 pounds), the pain went away.
      • Deadlift, 2 sets of 5 reps with 245 pounds, plenty of rest between sets

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