The Lobo Triathlon is rapidly approaching on Sunday, April 9. The past several weeks (3, 4 and 5) were designed to build strength.  During the coming weeks (6 , 7, 8), you will be using that strength to increase endurance.

Continue with the training schedule and see how much you have progressed from week 1. Additionally, there is still time to sign up for the coaching sessions.

Week 6 Training:  Feb. 20-26

  • Monday: Swim 1,000 yards – 2 x 50 (moderate effort) with a 25 second recovery between sets, then 5 x 100 yards with a focus on form, then 2 x 200 yards (moderate effort) with a 30 second recovery between sets.
  • Tuesday: 20 minutes of stretching or yoga.
  • Wednesday: Bike 45 minutes at moderate pace, flat to rolling hills, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.
  • Thursday:  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
  • Friday: Run 30 minutes easy/moderate pace, 85-90 steps per minute
  • Saturday:  Attend coaching session – bring biking and running gear (bike 12 miles and then 25 minute run.

Week 7 Training:  Feb. 27 – March 4

  • Monday: Run/Swim: Run 1 mile at moderate pace, then swim 900 yards - 4 x 50 moderate pace, with a 25 second recovery after each set, then 5 x 100 with a 30 second recovery after each set.
  • 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, flat to rolling hills, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.
  • Thursday:  Swim 1,000 yards – 6 x 25 fast pace with a 25 second recovery after each set, 3 x 50 moderate pace with a 20 second recovery after each set, 6 x 100 with 25 second recovery, then 100  easy cool down.
  • Friday: Run 3 miles at a moderate pace.

Saturday: Bike 14 miles, then run 30 minutes.

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/lobotri2017 to receive the early bird rate and special UNM student discount. The deadline for the early-bird rate is Friday, March 17. Fees increase thereafter.

UNM Hospital employees contact Byron Piatt, bpiatt@salud.unm.edu or Lori Peterkin, lpeterkin@salud.unm.edu for UNMH discount code.

UNM faculty and staff may use tuition remission for the coaching sessions, which include race registration fees. Register today.

 The Lobo Triathlon is organized by HESS (Health Exercise and Sports Sciences), a department in the College of Education.