Ever wonder what it takes to train like a professional triathlete? We checked in with TYR’s very own Caroline Steffen to see just what it takes for her to stay at the top of her game. After all, with titles that include IRONMAN Champion and 2X ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion, she must be doing something right! Read on for Caroline’s daily play by play, and be sure to share your training photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TrainLikeaTYRTriathlete!
CS: For me, each day is different depending upon my race and training schedule. However, I do typically like to get my bike or run sessions done in the morning. So, I will usually be up by 5:00 a.m. with a double shot latte to start the day. At 5:30 I will meet up with my riding group and head out for several hours. On some days I will run right off of the bike and on others I will start that portion of my training right before lunchtime. If it is a run focused day then I will begin my workout at 6:00 a.m. to avoid the Australian heat.
Between sessions I will spend some time catching up on emails, speaking with sponsors and answering fans on social media. I will also make a few phone calls to my agent or family back in Switzerland.
Once all my training is done, it’s time to relax and spend some time with close friends. Taking my dog, Monty, to the beach for a quick splash is my absolute favorite. After all, there is nothing better than an ocean swim to finish off the day.