Product Title

€20.00

Select variant

Select size

Description

This is the place where the product description will appear if a product has one.

${{amount}}

Free shipping on orders $50+

Shopping Cart

How Does A Duathlon Athlete Train?

By amino VITAL
How Does A Duathlon Athlete Train?

Duathlon Athlete: Renee Harrington

My name is Renee Harrington and I am 37 years old. My primary sport is duathlon (run-bike-run multisport). I also compete in 5K and 10K road races, cycling time trials, and cyclocross.

I am currently training for Duathlon Nationals in late May in Tuscaloosa and Duathlon World Championship race in September in The Netherlands. 

Greatest athletic accomplishments

Placed 4th female overall 35-39 at 2019 Duathlon World Championship race in Pontevedra, Spain. I am also a 2 time Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Training

I train 1-2 times a day, 6-7 days a week. I always will have a main cardio workout of running or cycling (one to two hours +), and then will have a second workout that is a cross-training workout of yoga, core work, or strength training (45 min to an hour). 

My cardio workouts are focused on running and cycling individually, but I will also do brick workouts at least once a week that is a combined back to back (no rest in between) run and cycle workout. Closer to a race I will transition to 3-4 brick workouts a week.

My cross-training workouts include yoga 3-4 times a week, strength training (weights, TRX, bodyweight exercises) 1-2 times a week, and core work most days.

Typical Workout

 Before each workout, I foam roll and do mobility exercises for warm-up. My cardio sessions will have both endurance training as well as various sprint or hill intervals included. I usually do intervals based on time rather than distance. For strength training, I most often do 30-second intervals as that will be around 15-20 reps depending on the exercise. I also mostly do supersets or giant sets to increase the effectiveness of the workout, while decreasing the time required for the workout.

aminoVITAL Products

I use Fast Charge before every workout and use Action during and after. I also use Action during the day to help maintain electrolyte balance.

Fast Charge gives me added energy for workouts as it has both BCAAs and B-vitamins. Action helps to prevent muscle cramping during my workouts. It also helps me to maintain electrolyte balance throughout the day.

Nutrition

As I have a background in nutrition, I am very aware in general of my training and recovery nutrition. Although I may not track specific meals, I do keep awareness and focus on proper nutrition for training and performance, ensuring I have a proper balance in my diet and am using supplements to help support. 

During the training season, recovery nutrition is much more important to ensure that I am ready for the next workout. Athletes that are in training generally have a 10-20% greater need for micronutrients that are lost through sweat, which is why the aminoVITAL products become that much more essential during my training and competitions.

Action
$19.99
Available in 4 Flavor
44 reviews

Our Action blend is full of vegan BCAAs, L-Glutamine, and L-Arginine ...

Action & Rapid Recovery Sample Box

Action contains vegan amino acids and electrolytes to replenish muscle ...

aminoVITAL Towel
$9.99
1 review

The aminoVITAL Towel is perfect to use at the gym, on the golf course, o...

blog

Related articles

How Muscle Recovery Supplements Can Help You

How Muscle Recovery Supplements Can Help You

If you work out regularly, you know how important it is to set aside some time to cool down following your workout. Some may stretch, others may eat something to prevent cramping, but supplements for muscle recovery are a great way to ensure you g...

How to Make Working Out a Habit

How to Make Working Out a Habit

The old saying goes,” Bad habits are hard to break, and good habits are tough to make.” Well, we want to help change that by making working out, one of the best habits to get into, easier for you to manage. You may be a beginner, or you may just g...

Share Your Workout with Us

@aminoVITAL_us