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Ectomorph Triathlon Training
Ectomorph Triathlon Training
This is a blog for all those Ectomorphs out there who aren't getting the most from their training. I have stumbled upon a training routine that is finally developing power on the bike and run and i hope will convert into better performances this year. I'm not really an expert although I have been competing on and off for around 10 years now and have studied elements of sports training, nutrition etc. I'm really open to hear others thoughts and ideas on the subject.

December update 2013

thinmanby thinmanDec 8th 2013
So another 3 months have passed and I am continuing to learn and improve. Apart from a calf strain which put me behind in my running for a few weeks, progress is continuing to be made.
In a recent power test on the bike (8mins at max power repeated) I have seen a 20 watt increase from the start of 2013. This has helped to put me in the middle fast group on our Badtri rides and I plan to ride with the fast guys in the new year for 2 weeks with one week in the middle group to match my 2 weeks on 1 week off schedule.
Currently I'm managing 6 days a week of training with 4 days on one off, with two days of double training. I'm feeling it a little but by monitoring my percentage effort above threshold I can back off when needed. I'm still doing crossfit twice a week with weights continuing to go up slowly while maintaing my body weight (thanks Peter for your previous comment).
Swimming is about the same with a slight improvement in technique, still my worst element but hey that's always going to be the case.
In terms of volume of training I'm targeting twice Olympic distance per week which is achievable when split into
a)short but hard during the week and
b)longer endurance training at the weekend.
I've signed up for the Deva and Bala tri which are 3 months apart and qualifiers so should be a good test for next year and give me time to work on weaknesses. I'm also going to do a 4 day tour to France for charity which will be a great test of my riding.
Nutrition is still a bit of an issue as I am now eating 4 times a day in order to get enough calories and my food bill is astronomical!
I'll report in another 3 months and again if anyone has any great tips let me know.
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