Hills, Anaerobic training, and the Wisconsin IM

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If you are training for Wisconsin IM (or any IM, for that matter), don’t you think you ought to incorporate both anaerobic training and some hill training? Not that the Wisconsin course is that hilly, but it does have rolling hills (highest elevation 1244 feet-so nothing staggering!), and you still need to be ready for them. What about anaerobic training? “Not for an Ironman,” you say? Well, think again. While most of an IM course will be done firmly in the aerobic zone, the swim start, transitions, and the run finish often end up being done quite anaerobically. So why not incorporate that into your training too? It makes no sense to train hard for a year to hone that aerobic system only to have all that training undermined by a few anaerobic bursts on race day. So, how do you go about it?


You could combine hills with anaerobic sessions, or V02 workouts. It takes about six weeks to maximize this energy system, and once established, you can simply maintain it with a once a week workout until race day. [.....]

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date: July 5, 2005

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I have been a personal trainer for eight years and a tri/endurance coach for five years. During that time I have trained several athletes for whom sports must fit into very busy lives. My clientele are full time mothers, office workers, schoolteachers, and entrepreneurs whose working and personal lives come before their sports.

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I have been a personal trainer for eight years and a tri/endurance coach for five years. During that time I have trained several athletes for whom sports must fit into very busy lives. My clientele are full time mothers, office workers, schoolteachers, and entrepreneurs whose working and personal lives come before their sports.

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