Just like in cycling, working on specific strength in running is a great way to improve your efforts off the bike, specifically in long-distance triathlons. This session is fairly lengthy, working around the aerobic threshold, but by altering the gradient of the treadmill, the emphasis changes to include strength endurance. Running on gradients has many benefits to the triathlon improvement, including improved leg-muscle strength and faster stride rate.
For WHOOP users — This workout is good to do on a Yellow or Green Recovery day. Although there is added training stress through the elevation, the pace isn’t too high. Only slightly above the aerobic threshold. This makes this session ideal for days where you aren’t fully recovered.