The 2017 Lobo Triathlon, is a sprint distance race, perfect for the first time triathlete or seasoned competitor. The UNM Health Sciences Center has been providing a weekly training schedule designed to prepare interested participants for the Lobo Triathlon on Sunday, April 9.

The first three weeks of training built an endurance base and the next three will focus on building strength.  Daily fluid intake measured in ounces (water or sports drink) should be half of your body weight.  Example:  Body weight is 150 lbs., fluid intake should be 75 ounces.

The following training information is for Weeks 3 & 4.

Week 3 Training: January 30 – February 4

Monday: Swim 950 yards – 8 x 50 yards with a 20 second recovery between sets, then 5 x 100 yards with a 25 second recovery between sets.

Wednesday: Bike 60 minutes, moderate pace, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.

Thursday:  Core strengthening.  4 x 30 second planks and 2 x 25 modified crunches.  Repeat 2 or 3 times through the day to equal 10 minutes.

Friday:  Run 25 minutes at a moderate pace, 85-90 steps per minute.

Saturday:  Yoga or dynamic stretching.


Week 4 Training: February 6 - 12

Monday: Swim 800 yards – 6 x 50 yards with a 20 second recovery between sets, then 4x100 yards with a 25 second recovery between sets. Do a 100 yard easy cool down.

Tuesday: Core: 10 minutes -  4 x 30 second planks, 2 x 25 modified crunches. Repeat 2 or 3 times through the day to equal 10 minutes.

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

Friday: Run 20 minutes, moderate pace, 85-90 steps per minute.

Sunday:  15 minutes of dynamic stretching/foam rolling

Visit event details and registration for complete information. Race fees are discounted for UNM students. Faculty and staff wishing to use tuition remission to cover the registration fee and the optional Saturday coaching sessions should register.

UNM Hospital  employees contact Byron Piatt, bpiatt@salud.unm.edu or Lori Peterkin, lpeterkin@salud.unm.edu for UNMH discount code. Register at  http://tinyurl.com/lobotri2017

UNM faculty and staff may use tuition remission for the coaching sessions and/or the triathlon. Register at http://tinyurl.com/lobostaff.