Editor’s Video Training Diary #2

This month, we’re tagging along with former pro and current senior/gear editor Chris Foster as he finishes up his preparation for the Santa Barbara Tri at the end of August. In this triathlon training video, Foster will walk viewers through his sessions and post the sets, his own numbers, and a list of the gear he uses in each workout below. Check out his first video in the series here.

Want to know more about the workouts, training, or the gear? Head over to the video’s YouTube comments section, where Foster will give firsthand and unbiased answers to those burning triathlon training questions!

Workouts:

Bike/Run Brick:

Warm-up
15 minutes easy spin w/4x :15 surge to 8/10 effort

Main Set
4 x (4 minutes bike at 8/10, right into 800 at 8/10; 2:00 easy spin)

Cooldown
15 minutes easy spin

 

Round 1 – 242W, 2:33

Round 2 – 254W, 2:27

Round 3 – 260W, 2:31

Round 4 – 256W, 2:29

Swim:

Warm-up
500 easy swim w/5 x :15 bursts

Main Set
4 x 400 as:
75m run-in beach entry
20 strokes hard
remainder at 7/10
200m run exit

Cooldown
400 easy

 

Gear Used:

Session 1 (Bike/Run)

Cervelo P5 Di2 Complete Bike – $12,500
Garmin Vector 3 Pedals – $1,000
Garmin Fenix 5X Smartwatch – $600
Fizik Transiro Infinito R3 Cycling Shoes – $300
Altra Kayenta Running Shoes – $110
Oakley EVZero Stride – $176
Omius Headband – $TBD

Session 2 (Swim)

DeBoer Fjord 1.0 – $1,500
Roka X1 Goggle (dark grey/mirror) – $27