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16 Weeks to Your Best Long Distance Duathlon (Competitive) (HR & RPE)

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16 Weeks to Your Best Long Distance Duathlon (Competitive) (HR & RPE)

Author

Cindy Schwulst

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Length

16 Weeks

Plan Description

This 16-week training plan includes 6 sessions per week and 2 body weight, strength sessions per week. (8 sessions in total per week)

It involves 8hours to 11hours of training per week and 1 rest day per week.

Running Sessions vary from 40min - 1hour 30min.

Cycle Sessions vary from 1hour for interval sessions - 3hour 30min endurance rides.

Dynamic Running Warm Up Exercises with Videos are included to prevent injury and make sure you get the most out of your sessions.

Home Strength Sessions are 45min, and include videos of the exercises. Gym access not required.

Stretching and Foam Rolling Videos are also included to optimise recovery.

This structured training plan uses Heart Rate and Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE).

A two week taper in the training plan insures that you are fresh and fast on race day.

This plan is designed to get you in great shape for a Long Distance Duathlon.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:46:00 01:30:00
Bike x3
04:29:00 03:30:00
Strength x2
01:19:00 00:45:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
02:46:00 01:30:00
Bike
04:29:00 03:30:00
Strength
01:19:00 00:45:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Cindy Schwulst

Absolute Motion

I have a huge passion for sport and people and have been involved in a wide variety of sports from a young age. I have represented South Africa in Triathlon, Duathlon and Biathle. I have gained valuable experience over the years competing both locally and internationally. I have a desire to help athletes reach their full potential whether it be to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle or to compete internationally. I coach many local and national champions.


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