The Lobo Triathlon is less than four weeks away. Excitement for race day on Sunday, April 9 continues to build with each passing week. Below is the training shedule for Weeks 9 & 10.

Also, a reminder, early-bird registration discounts end this Friday, March 17 – sign up today.

Week 9 Training:  March 13 - 19

Monday: Swim: 1,200 yards - 2 x 50 moderate effort with a 25- second recovery after each set, then 5 x 100 with a 25- second recovery – focus on form, 3 x 200, moderate effort with 30- second recovery after each set.

Wednesday: Bike 45 minutes at moderate pace, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.

Thursday:  Core: 10 minutes anytime during the day: 4 x 30 second planks, 2 x 25 modified crunches.

Friday: Run four miles at a moderate pace.

Saturday: Bike 16 miles then run 3 miles

Sunday:  15 minutes of dynamic stretching/foam rolling


Week 10 Training: March 20-25

Monday: Swim 1400 yards – 4 x 50 (moderate effort) with a 25- second recovery between sets, then 6 x 100 yards with a focus on form, and 25- second recovery between sets, 3 x 200 (moderate effort with 30-second recovery

Tuesday: Core 10 minutes anything during the day:  4 x 30 second planks and 2 x 25 modified crunches

Wednesday: Bike 10 miles moderate pace, flat to rolling hills, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.

Friday: Run three miles moderate pace, 85-90 steps per minute

Saturday:  Attend coaching session – bring bike and running gear or Bike 18 miles then run three miles.

Early-bird registration and student discounts end on March 17. Sign up today. UNM Hospital employees contact Byron Piatt, or Lori Peterkin, for UNMH discount code.

UNM faculty and staff may use tuition remission for the coaching sessions, which includes race registration fees. Register at Lobo Staff.

The Lobo Triathlon is organized by HESS (Health Exercise and Sports Sciences), a department in the College of Education. All proceeds benefit the Summer Youth Sports Program.