Tyler Butterfield is one of the world’s leading triathletes, having just won Abu Dhabi in mid-March. Living and training in Boulder, Tyler is a terrific ambassador for the state of Colorado and the sport of triathlon.
He has competed at the highest level in both road bicycle racing and triathlons, and made history when he became Bermuda’s first professional triathlete in 2002. He then made his way into the record books yet again in 2004 when he became the youngest male triathlete to ever compete at an Olympic Games in Athens. Butterfield represented his nation again at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has also competed multiple times at the Triathlon World Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the professional cycling circuit. He placed 7th at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2013. He will compete in Kona again in 2014, and has his eyes on the 2016 Olympics.
Tyler was kind enough to share his staple run workout, which is done on the treadmill. In Abu Dhabi, the battle among the pro men came down to a footrace in the end, and Tyler was able to pull ahead when it mattered most, winning overall. He says this run workout, done on a regular basis, is one of the keys to that strategy.
Part Three: Staple Treadmill Workout