Some help from any duathletes out there….
I’ve just signed up for the Loch Ness marathon in October 2022. I have always been a keen cyclist - not particularly strong but an enthusiastic mountain biker with some road riding thrown in for fitness gains. Having been a keen runner over the years (running a bit of road, the English Lakeland fells and completing the London marathon in 2009 in 3hrs 46mins) the last couple of years have not been so focussed on running at all. I’ve been so focussed on cycling and trying to improve my weakness of MAP.
So, I’m starting to build up my running focusing on speed and strength sessions and still complete yoga and the all over body strength sessions in the SYSTM app. I’m beginning to realise that the amount of training my body needs requires more and more rest so I can complete quality training sessions.
Any advice on how to maintain and improve my cycling whilst marathon training?
A triathlon training plan maybe with swimming sessions swapped out?