Editor’s Tri Training Diary #3: Race Day!


Former pro and Triathlete magazine’s senior editor Chris Foster takes viewers along on his final training sessions for taper week, as well as race day at the Santa Barbara Tri! Swim, bike, and run workouts and tri gear list below in the video description. Questions about the sessions or the gear? Ask in the comments section on Youtube! (Be sure to check out videos¬†#1 and #2.)

Swim

Warm-up
5 minutes easy

Main Set
2 x (5 x 30 seconds build to race pace, 1:30 easy), 5 minute rest

Cooldown
10 minutes easy

Bike

Warm-up
15 minutes easy

Main Set
4 x 2:00 at race pace, full recovery

Cooldown
10 minutes easy

Race Day Stats:

Swim

Total distance: 1,765 yds.

Time: 27:57

Pace: 1:35 min/100 yds.

Bike

Total distance: 33.88 mi.

Time: 1:35:44

Pace: 21.2 mph.

Max Speed: 38.1 mph.

Avg. Power: 242 W

Max Power: 702 W

L/R Balance: 49% L / 51% R

L/R Pedal Smoothness: 23% L / 23% R

Normalized Power: 262 W

Elevation: 2,008 ft.

Avg. Cadence: 82 RPM

Avg. Heart Rate: 141 bpm

Run

Total distance: 9.75 mi.

Time: 58:28

Pace: 6:00 min/mi.

Elevation: 246 ft.

Avg. Cadence: 174 spm.

Avg. Heart Rate: 164 bpm

Gear Used

Session 1 (Bike)

Cervelo P5 Di2 Complete Bike – $12,500
Garmin Vector 3 Pedals – $1,000
Garmin Edge 1030 Bike Computer – $600
Giro Imperial Shoes – $425
Giro Aether MIPS Helmet – $350
Roka CP-1 Sunglasses – $176
Giro Chrono Expert Bib Short – $150
Giro Chrono Expert Jersey – $100

Session 2 (Swim)

Quintana Roo HydroSIX – $800
Magic5 Blue Magic Mirror Gold Goggles – $55

Session 3 (Race Day)

Swim:
Roka X1 Goggle (dark grey/mirror) – $27
HUUB Brownlee Agilis Wetsuit – $900
Decathlon Aptonia Short-Sleeved Trisuit Front Zipper LD – $75

Bike:
Cervelo P5 Di2 Complete Bike – $12,500
Garmin Vector 3 Pedals – $1,000
Garmin Forerunner 945 Smartwatch – $600
Giro Imperial Shoes – $425
Hex Humon Muscle Oxygen Monitor – $300
Abus GameChanger Aero Helmet – $250
Oakley Flight Jacket – $226

Run:
Omius Headband – $TBD
Adidas Aerobounce ST Shoes – $110