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8/19/10 10:04 A

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I don't do a lot of duathlons, but i do a number of triathlons. I would say to work on your running and biking independently, to build up your endurance and distance for both. Then, maybe one day a week do a bike/run workout. Also, on a day you do a bike ride, just do a short (5-10 min.) transition run after, just to get your legs used to running when you come off the bike. But otherwise, focus on your running, and focus on your biking. You should try to run 3x a week, and bike 2x/week, if you can. Run to bike is not hard, but bike to run is the challenge!

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8/19/10 7:12 A

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i am not a very good runner. seems like general consensus is run at least 3 times a week. i dont do this, this is probably why i am not a very good runner!

so, given this, i would say run at least 2 other days beside the day you do the run bike run workout.

also dont increase your distace more than 10% per week.



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8/18/10 10:21 P

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So I have decided to train for a duathlon. I have not done ANY multisport events (adventure racing) for over 2 years so I consider myself starting out as a newbie. There are only a few of these events in my area but since I don't swim, I'd really like to one of these.

So the largest is a 2m/16m/2m. So I plan to break the training down into quarters - which means I will start with .5m/4m/.5m, increasing as I feel ready.

What I am wondering is if I should only do this once a week? If so I still will need work on my running skills which are way below my cycling skills. Or should I try to fit it in 2-3 times a week?

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