Hi, i am 15 years old and i am a female training to compete in a triathlon which is 2 years away. I am pretty sporty and i love running, swimming, bike riding and dancing.
Recently, i have been researching on the net and in sport magazines that if i wish to suceed i need a very carefully planned out training program.
I will need a lot of mental preparation aswell as physical and body conditioning for this hard competition.
Health Related Components
I am a pretty healthy person but i know i need more training and fitness to start my program.
I will set my mind to doing my best to improve on these areas:
ÃÂ· Cardiovascular fitness: Beep test, aerobics, running treadmills, bike riding.
ÃÂ· strength: weightlifting, resistance, grip test
ÃÂ· Muscular endurance: sit ups, push ups, weightlifting
ÃÂ· Flexibility: stretch, yoga, dancing, kickboxing
ÃÂ· Body fat: skin fold measurements, dieting, exercising
Skill Related Components
In order for my muscles to cope with the pressures they will go through during training i will need to improve my skills so that they can get use to the pressures.
I have listed the things i need to improve on and some ways i can do it:
ÃÂ· Speed: 50m sprint
ÃÂ· Agility: agility run
ÃÂ· Reaction time: ruler test
ÃÂ· Balance: stalk stand
ÃÂ· Power: long jump
ÃÂ· Co-ordination: ball toss
The Principles Of Training
In order to achieve the best i can i am following the "FITT" principle in my training program. FITT stands for the following words:
F is for Frequency
I think i should train at least 3-4 times a week or even every 2nd day to keep me fit.
I is for Intensity
Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) should be 220 minus my age which...