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Triathlon Training Explained | Bike Pacing For Triathlon And Time Trialling

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Published on May 22, 2018

In association with TrainingPeaks - http://gtn.io/TrainingPeaks

On this week's Triathlon Training Explained show we’re going to be looking at bike pacing within a triathlon. Evenly, well-paced, bike legs are thought to have the best results - but how accurate is this?

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On this episode of Triathlon Training Explained, we’re looking at bike pacing for triathlon. Particularly, looking at non-drafting triathlon and time-trialling. In these disciplines, an evenly and well-paced bike leg is thought to have the best results. On race day, that’s easier said than done, even with the best intentions!

As triathletes we train hard, and then we rest up for race day so understandably, we have a lot of fire power on race day. This can lead to over-biking, starting out too hard and putting in unnecessary surges. But how much does this really cost us, if at all, compared to a evenly paced bike leg? We also look at what is actually happening to our body physiologically? And, how can we prevent it and plan our pacing?

In this video we:
- Investigate these pace changes over a 6km time trial
- Talk to a physiologist about how our efforts affect our body
- And discuss how to plan a bike leg with and expert in bike pacing

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For more information on this topic, check out the following links from training peaks:
- Improved Goal Setting Using Best Bike Split - http://gtn.io/TPBestBikeSplitGS
- The Team Agar Kona Project - http://gtn.io/TPTeamAgar

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📹 Triathlon Training Explained | How To Split Your Training Week - http://gtn.io/TTESplit

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Journeygirl - Niklas Gustavsson
Rock Is Back (Sting Version) - Stefan Netsman

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