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Training By Heart Rate

I'm new to Triathlon. I completed 1 Sprint Tri in Sept last year and got the 'bug'.

I'm planning on doing Olympic distances before an half Iron towards the end of the season.

I have step up training again from early Jan and i'm training by heart rate. This is ok when i'm on the bike and in zone 2 I feel like i'm actually doing some work and feeling the benefit. However when it comes down to the run i'm struggling to remain in zone 2, i feel like i'm near enough walking and not getting any benefit. I can go much quicker and when I do my recovery time is no less.

My background is running based, i'm a complete novice when it comes to bike and swim.

Should I contiune to training in zone 2 when running?


  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144

    Heart rate zone training takes some meneeltal disipline.

    I am also doing the zone 2 running thing. Its not about how you feeling during ( it should b e easy) Its about the endurance your body will start to develop.
    Stick with it. After awhile you will need to reassess your zones!
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