As we turn the corner for the home run to the Mui Ne Triathlon you should now be at your maximum training level.
For a regular day job type working person like me, who has some resemblence of a social life (unlike me), 6 hours a week cross training is a good level to aim for. You will ideally do 4 x 1.5 hour sessions of bike-run, swim -run or ride. This added to a gym session or 2 should see you comfortably over the line for the full distance Mui Ne event of 750/40/8.
Those who are able to achieve 10 hours/week should be setting goals a little higher and considering nutrition closely too. With that sort of time sleeping, eating and recovery become very important.
However, If you are only putting together 3 hours / week cross training dont worry! You'll be fine. As long as 1 hour is running and 1 hour is swimming, you can wing it on the bike! These are not the words of an over achieving weekend warrior but an honest and educated guess on what a lot of us actually do. Training is a time consuming affair and alot of us are not fortunate enough to go on 7 hour Sunday bike rides like Tony Abbott.
3 hours/week will get you comfortably home in the sprint 350/20/4 event. And even keep you in good company for the full distance race.
Remember - On the day you will have friends and family cheering you on which believe me - will carry you a long way!
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