Episode 225: Triathlon in a Time-Starved Life: IRONMAN & IM70.3 in 8-14hrs/week | Summary and Q&A

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June 29, 2022
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Episode 225: Triathlon in a Time-Starved Life: IRONMAN & IM70.3 in 8-14hrs/week

TL;DR

Learn how to optimize your training as a time-starved athlete by focusing on integrating sport into life, building a hierarchy in your training plan, and thinking in cycles.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can time-starved athletes optimize their training while still balancing work and family commitments?

Time-starved athletes can optimize their training by integrating sport into life and building a hierarchy in their training plan. This involves planning and prioritizing key workouts, double up on sessions for time efficiency, and adopting a cluster approach for over distance training. Additionally, non-negotiable habits such as fueling, hydration, sleep, and breakfast should be prioritized. Knowing when to show up and being present in key sessions is also important. Reflecting on training in three-week cycles allows for flexibility and adaptability.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Focusing on the bigger picture and long-term progress is more effective than pursuing short-term race builds.

  • Build your training plan in three-week cycles with a hierarchy of key workouts and supporting sessions.

  • Double up on sessions to maximize time efficiency and build resilience.

  • Use a cluster approach for over distance training, combining multiple sessions over several days.

  • Prioritize fuel, hydration, sleep, and breakfast as non-negotiable habits.

  • Know when to show up and be present in your key sessions.

  • Optimize each training day based on your resources and adjust as needed.

  • Reflect on training in three-week cycles to allow for flexibility and adaptability.

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