4 Ways to Train for a Triathlon – and How Advanced Technology Levels Up Your Training

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When it comes to preparing for an endurance event, there are countless ways for an athlete to train, some more effective than others. For decades, endurance athletes have sought competitive advantages in training, seeking new ways to push their bodies to the limit. Of the training approaches that have been around for decades, they can be broken down into three main categories:

  • An athlete writes their own training plan, developing it as they go along, and sometimes picking up tips from training partners, books, videos, and online.
  • The static training program, where an athlete finds a set training schedule online or in a book. They follow the training program for a set number of weeks, seeking incremental improvements as they prepare for their next event.
  • An athlete hires a coach, a professional who can help them make greater improvements and see more definitive results.

While each of these training methods has its value, each one also comes with critical limitations. Training yourself is free but athletes typically improve minimally and often plateau or get injured. A static program is a “cookie cutter” approach that does not have a way to adjust for injuries or illness, life events, or any number of changes in the training schedule. And although a coach can help athletes improve, coach-written plans are expensive and even the top coaches in the world are limited in what they know and what they are capable of. Wearables have proliferated and data is abundant making it impossible for any human to analyze it all or prescribe optimal training going forward.

However, technology has advanced, and a company called Predictive Fitness harnesses the vast data available through sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence. Over 17 years, they created a groundbreaking endurance training platform that answers the important question: What if you had a program that could write and adapt your training more effectively than any human at a price point that anyone can afford??

With the TriDot platform, they have answered that question – and the answer is dramatic performance breakthroughs for the athletes who use TriDot.

TriDot is powered by AI and machine learning, processing millions of data points to produce a unique workout plan that is geared specifically toward the individual athlete. Instead of using a static plan that cannot adapt to changes in health, performance, or environment, athletes can now access TriDot, which develops a training program that adjusts constantly to provide the athlete with the perfect balance of training stress and recovery, yielding maximum improvement.

The results are staggering. In evaluating the performance gains from each training method, the team at Predictive Fitness discovered, through research from the past 5 years, that using TriDot does not simply produce marginal results – it vastly outperforms traditional training models, enabling athletes of all levels to dramatically improve their best times in endurance events:

Average Time Improvements* by Training Plan:

  • Self-written training –3 minutes
  • Static training plan – 9 minutes
  • Coach-written and managed plan – 12 minutes
  • TriDot platform – 28 minutes

*Approximate improvement for a half-Iron distance race over a 4-month training block.

TriDot helps athletes break out of their performance rut with a personalized, dynamic training program that gets results. It can be used with or without a coach; when used with a coach, the technology  processes data and optimizes your training so your coach can spend more time with you on things like mental and emotional support, nutrition, gear selections, race planning, community building, and form analysis. TriDot is the chosen platform of some of the greatest endurance coaches in the world, including Mark Allen, named by ESPN as “The Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time,” and Michellie Jones, Olympic Silver Medalist and IRONMAN World Champion.

Searching for a better way to train endurance athletes, Allen used traditional methods and tools before discovering the remarkable capabilities of TriDot. Not only does the platform process millions of data points, but from that information it provides actionable workout plans that produce impressive results. “It is not enough to simply have the information – you have to know what to do with it,” says Allen, “and TriDot knows what to do with it.”

With advancements in technology led by TriDot, athletes now have access to optimized triathlon training that can take their performance to the next level.

As Mark Allen explains, “We are in a new era of triathlon training with TriDot. If you’re not in on it, you’re being left behind.”

To learn more about TriDot’s revolutionary training platform, visit www.tridot.com.

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