The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Let the taper begin.

The bulk of the training is done. 2 weeks left for tapering. The last 18 weeks has seen: 48 Swims for 118,350m; 77 bike rides @ 4,258 km; and 78 runs for 596 km. Approximately 260 hours of training (14.5hrs per week). As per usual, completely unorthodox. Basically, bike as much as possible, run 3-4 times a week (nothing super long), and swim 3 times a week. Two-a-days when possible. Intensity level at low-medium, with a couple of good all-out-Monday night duathlons, and 2 or 3 races for good measure. It's paid off so far with PBs at the Super-Sprint, Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon and Half Ironman distances. Let's hope it does magic for the Full.