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10/24/11 10:40 P

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Well, I'm fairly new at this, so it's my first off season, but I plan to still swim and still bike a couple of times per week. I am a runner and will continue to run races. I basically just switched over to being runner who XTs w/ swimming and biking more than focusing on being a triathlete, if that makes sense. LOL

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10/14/11 7:41 A

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How do you stay motivated in the offseason? I'm having trouble figuring out how to set up my offseason plan. When I'm training, I know I have to achieve "X" number of yards/miles during each workout. That structure is what's lacking in the offseason.

Since my last triathlon of the season on Oct 1, I have given myself permission for two full weeks of recovery time. I've been biking and doing yoga, but not much else. After this weekend, I want to make a plan for improving my running endurance and speed. But beyond that, I'm kind of muddling through right now...

Any advise or resources are appreciated! :)

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10/4/11 12:07 P

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I have a coach, and she usually works on my endurance during the off-season, adding longer slower workouts to my regimen.

And I'm usually doing the same number of swim-bike-run workouts that I was doing during the race season. Meaning, I was doing 2 swims, 2 bikes, 1 brick, and 3 runs during race season, and I still do those numbers during the off season too.

I have my bike set up on a trainer during the winter months because it's suicidal to bike on the icy roads of New England. :) It's annoying, but I'd rather not hurt myself or my bike. I run outside and stay in the pool (for obvious reasons) during the winter. But I'll use the treadmill for the bricks.

Happy Winter training!

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10/4/11 11:29 A

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Hi Everyone!

I am just curious as to what everyone does in their off season to keep some of their base & endurance. Since running is my first sport I'm thinking of adding longer road races but keeping up with swimming & biking one day per week. Also I'm looking into buying computrainer for the winter months for my bike but those things look kinda dangerous!

What do you do?

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