Do we need to do Time Trials when training for triathlon?

In short…yes.

Today we did a 1 Km timed swim in the pool after a month of working on drills and balance.  the idea for this workout is not so much how fast you can go but rather can you hold great form for a long period of time.  I really like to encorporate Time Trials (or test workouts) every 4 weeks for my athletes so that we can see how the training is going and if we need to make any changes.  The Fall season is a great time to do run time trials in the form of running races.  They can be 5, 10 or 21Km in distance or other type.  I prefer that these be run in a race setting but not absolutely necessary.

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