Juggling three sports is no easy feat, so we enlisted the help of a coach who has mastered multisport training— Lesley Paterson, the two-time Xterra world champion. Her six-week plan is filled with workouts that will prepare you not just to finish, but to finish feeling strong and ready to tackle more races this season!
Before you begin, you should…
- Be comfortable exercising for 6 to 7 hours per week for the past few weeks
- Be able to swim for 30 to 45 minutes, bike for 1 hour and run for 1 hour.
- Be cleared by your doctor to begin training!
L2: Easy, perceived effort of 5–6 out of 10, 75% of max heart rate (HR)
L3: Comfortably hard, perceived effort 8–8.5 out of 10, 80–85% of max HR L4: Sustained hard, perceived effort 9 out of 10, 90% of max HR
L4: Very hard to all out, perceived effort 9–10 out of 10, above 90% of max HR