Feb 04

Can I use TrainAsONE to train for a triathlon?

Category: FAQs

Yes. Even though TrainAsONE does not currently consider non-running activities for plan building, you can still use it train for multi-modality events such as triathlons and duathlons.

You do this by allowing TrainAsONE to provide your running plan, whilst you plan your cycles, etc, independently. The lack of direct consideration of your cycles is not a barrier to success, as illustrated by our numerous users who have achieved great results in this manner. This probably in part exemplifies the fact that the science of multimodality training is very sparse, and most such training plans are just developed around common practice and personal experience.

To achieve such training within TrainAsONE, the basic approach is to block out days that you intend to cycle, causing TrainAsONE to plan runs for the remaining days.

Additionally, in cases of a long or hard cycle being planned, you might wish to configure the preceding or following day to be an easier run (or even a rest day). In the case of coercing an easier run, you can achieve this by reducing the maximum run duration allowed, and / or prevent speed sessions (or hard assessments) from being planned.

The following selection of FAQs will assist in how to achieve the above mentioned approaches.

Furthermore, we would encourage you to try and record all your activities (including your non-runs) and have them synchronised to TrainAsONE. Even though the algorithms are not using them presently, they will in the future, and their presence now will provide valuable data to achieve this.

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.