Sprint Distance Duathlon - First Time Finisher by Ironman-Champion Astrid Stienen

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Astrid Stienen

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

3 Run, 2 Bike

Longest Workout

1:30 hrs

Plan Specs

duathlon beginner masters multi day power based hr based tss based

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The sport gave me so much since I won two Ironman-titles - the fastest in 8:54 - and the World- and European Championships as an agegrouper. I love to share my experience and a lot of athletes trust me and my coaching skills. As more and more athletes asked for help and coaching I decided to build these training plans here beside my 1 on 1 coaching. So more athletes can start their journey towards their personal goals. I'd be very happy if you will be one of these.

This plan ensures that you will have everything you need to reach your first finish of a Sprint Distance Duathlon.

You'll have 5 workouts each week. To be sure you did everything needed, you have to do at least 4 workouts, but I personally recommend to do all 5 and the recovery sessions as well, as my experience is that well maintained muscles are faster;-). So my recommendation is 1-2 massage, yoga, Blackrolll or stretching sessions a week extra.

So with this plan you can be sure you have everything you need and my full expertise as a pro athlete and physician.

Let's make your dream come true,

Astrid :-)

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 03:14
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 03:14
Average Weekly Breakdown

Astrid Stienen

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I'm an IRONMAN-Pro, 2x Ironman Champion with a PB of 8:54 and - as an Agegroup-athlete - Ironman World- and European Champion. I love to share all my experience as coach. Seeing my athletes succeed is the fuel of my life and one of the best feelings I know.

So if you also want to succeed and think we can be a good team. Just get coached by me or buy one of my training plans.

I'll help you become who you want as an athlete.

Let's start.

Astrid

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Sample Day 1

0:18:07
1.55mi
16.8TSS
Aerobic run (Zone2)

This is an aerobic run in Zone 2 to build your endurance. Please stay within the zones, to ensure your own success.

Sample Day 2

0:30:00
23.7TSS
Aerobic ride (Zone2)

This is an aerobic ride in Zone 2 to build your endurance. Please stay within the zones, to ensure your own success.

Sample Day 4

0:21:45
1.86mi
20.3TSS
Aerobic run (Zone2)

This is an aerobic run in Zone 2 to build your endurance. Please stay within the zones, to ensure your own success.

Sample Day 5

0:40:00
26.9TSS
Long Aerobic ride (Zone2)

The Saturday will always be your long ride. It should always be nice and easy as it helps to build your basic endurance, maybe the most important factor for a solid preparation phase.
You can also use it as a group ride if you like to have friends around you.


Note that I recommend to do all sessions with a cadence around 90 rpm, as this helps your muscles on the run section in your actual race.

Sample Day 6

0:29:00
2.49mi
27.3TSS
Long Aerobic run (Zone2)

#SundayRunDay. Sunday is the best day to build your basic aerobic system, freshen your mind and make sure you'll be at the top of your game on raceday.

Sunday will always be the longest run of the week followed by a rest day on monday. This gives your body enough time to rest and rebuild. So always remember the restday makes you stronger.

Sample Day 8

0:21:45
1.86mi
20.3TSS
Aerobic run (Zone2)

This is an aerobic run in Zone 2 to build your endurance. Please stay within the zones, to ensure your own success.

Sample Day 9

0:40:00
32TSS
Aerobic ride (Zone2) with short efforts

This is an aerobic ride in Zone 2 to build your endurance with some 8'' sprints to spice up the session. Please stay within the zones, to ensure your own success.

Note that this session will be way more demanding than last week. So take some fluids with you and refuel during this session, which is also a good training for the actual race day.

Sprint Distance Duathlon - First Time Finisher by Ironman-Champion Astrid Stienen

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