铁人三项巴塞罗那训练... 1周?

Is this week 1?

With just 19 weeks to go until the Barcelona IM, it’s probably time to get into the pool, buy a proper road bike and start getting out of my comfort zone.

I’ve got quite a packed summer in terms of busy weekends with quite a few weddings, parties and holidays with friends, so a lot of my training is going to be done during the week, with a couple of longer rides and races done on the weekends.

First up, I’ve signed up for the Wargrave Sprint Triathlon, close to our house, on the 22nd June (hopefully with my friend Steph). It’s a river swim 750m, 20K bike then 5K run.

I’ve also signed up for the Henley Mile and the Club to Pub open water Thames river swims in July. I swam the Henley Classic two years ago and really enjoyed it.你可以在这里阅读我游“种族”回顾. (Club to Pub has sold out but there’s still entries to the Henley Classic and Henley Mile open – I’m wave 6 on the Sunday if you want to join me!)

I’m also planning on signing up for at least one in July, and August/Sept to get some practice in. Ideally I’d love to do a 70.3 Ironman event, to get a feel for the scale of the operation but the only one that could work for me time wise and location, is in Ireland and the bike is described as ‘challenging’. I know that 56 miles vs 112 miles should be ok regardless of incline, but the bike scares the shiz out of me at this point

This week was obviously a recovery week following theEdinburgh Marathon星期日 (read the race recap here). I’m not sure my body has just forgotten how sore a marathon really is, or if they were extra battered this time, but I couldn’t walk down stairs for days without pain.

星期一– OFF

Tuesday– OFF

Wednesday– OFF

星期四- 恢复游泳

热身 - 300免费,200拉(用腿浮标)

10 x 100m easy – odds free, even pull

Total 1500m

星期五- 30分钟容易旋

Saturday– 2100 yard swim at Tom’s parent’s house before a wedding nearby. It was a gorgeous morning and at first I was sad that I wasn’t heading out for a run but realised how awesome it is to be learning something new. Tom’s parents have a pool in their garden which I took full advantage of, although we think it’s only about 13 yards so it meant a lot of laps.我的Garmin仅作为最小池,以便为可能有点出寄存器15码。

Warm up: 300 free, 200 pull, 100 fist


Sunday– recovery/hangover swim, 2000 yard swim


10 x 100 easy, 8 x 25 ‘fast’, 200 cool down


Honestly, I’m nervous about the biking. It’s such a HUGE part of the race and the bit I’m most scared of. I’ve been putting it off but it’s time that I bite the bullet, buy a trainer and sort a road bike out!

我知道我要去享受游泳,我也优先考虑强度,安排每周两个健身房锻炼。另外,我很高兴能回到在明天跑万博开户Westin Run Clubfor Global Running Day (sign up here to join us tomorrow at 6.45am in London Bridge).

但骑自行车......室外第一届自行车本周 - 2小时的车程和我的朋友在周日。手指交叉!



  1. Kat

    Hi Charlotte,

    very cool plans! I have never done an Ironman, but several triathlons over the olympic distance as an amateur/hobby athlete. My advice with regards to the bike part would be to get used to sitting on the bike for such a long time, maybe by cycling to work or similar? I didn’t put too much effort on practising the transition between the disciplines, but took it very easy after the changes to warm up to the new movement patterns so to speak.

    Good luck!

  2. Laura

    Sign up to zwift! I am training for Ride London and it’s so convenient being able to do a workout whenever I want. They have loads of training rides to keep it interesting too. I was very intimidated by the bike when I started and it’s also a good way to get used to the gears and clipping in etc.

  3. steph
    3rd June 2019 / 1:50 pm

    So opposite for me, the swim is pure terror and the bike/run are just dandy. If only my scared brain could put my face in the water! You’ll go great!

  4. 瑞安
    3rd June 2019 / 1:53 pm

    拉什么?我认为我们可能e a different name for that stroke in American English!

  5. Alison
    4th June 2019 / 4:03 am

    Bike is by far the biggest part of an Ironman so you need to spend a lot of time on it! Also – I’m sure this is in your plan – but brick training sessions (bike then run) are critical. In my Ironman training I had several of these workouts: swim 2 miles, rest 60-90 mins, ride 4 hrs, rest 60 to 90 mins, run 2 hrs. It was brutal and I would spend the rest time lying on the floor not wanting to get up, but it was invaluable! Good luck in your training!

  6. 海蒂
    4th June 2019 / 5:12 am


  7. Gilly
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  9. Mary
    6th June 2019 / 11:33 am

    I am a runner before all else. In 2017 I decided to try a Tri. Here is my unsolicited advice: know how to change a flat on your bike and have all supplies needed to do so and practice open water swimming as much as you can. I am a strong swimmer, but when you are contending with the tide and currents, panic can set in because it feels as if you are not moving at all!

  10. 肯·鲍德温
    7th June 2019 / 7:56 am

    With regards to cycling, I’ve seen many coming from a running background training like they would for a marathon – increasing distance of the long ride each week. It’s really not the way to do it. If you can ride 70 miles you’ll easily ride 100. Hills is where you lose the most time so find a hill a good mile long and ride up and down it for an hour. Miles in your legs is everything so cycle everywhere you can. Good luck!

  11. 14th June 2019 / 5:49 pm

    I have so much admiration for you pushing yourself out of your comfort zone like this, I can’t wait to follow your progress! x

  12. 玛吉Reiff
    17th June 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Any advice for novice bikers on what kind of bike to buy for your first tri?

  13. 17th June 2019 / 3:49 pm

    I’m just catching up on a lot of blogs. Wow, Barcelona IM! You are definitely braver than I am. I can’t wait to follow your training. I feel that you’ve got the running bit under control so good luck with the swimming and cycling training.x