Phil's Intermediate Duathlon 5/20/2.5km + Email Access to Coach: 12 Weeks

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:57



A Training Plan for Intermediate Duathletes.
Get in best ever race-shape!


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Is This Plan For You?
  • Progress from 6 to 7:45 hrs of training per week
  • 3 rides and 3-5 runs per week
  • 1 or 2 strength sessions and 1 day off
  • Every 4th week is active recovery
  • Brick workouts are included
  • Regular fitness tests to track progress
  • Train using HR, Feel, Power or Pace
  • Workouts compatible with Garmin, Zwift and more
To start this plan you should be able to ride 70 mins and run 40 mins. View sample weeks below:Click below to watch a Series of 6 Short Videos from Phil about our plans:



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Sample Day 1
0:42:00
53.9TSS
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you to set your power or heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.

Warm Up:
12 mins in Z2,
5 x (15 secs in Z4 + 45 secs easy in Z2).

Main Set:
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Note: Alternatively, if you have a bike training device with its own "FTP" test protocol, you could use that instead.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 1
0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Duathlon.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 8 (Exercise 3)
3. Bulgarian Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 4)
4. Reverse Lunge: 3 x 7 (Exercise 6)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 15)
6. Bent Over Row: 3 x 10 (Exercise 12)
7. Mountain Climber: 3 x 8 (Exercise 22)
8. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 26)
9. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 20)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
39.3TSS
OPTIONAL Aerobic Endurance Run

A nice steady run in Z2. You should be able to chat at this pace. These runs will progress your endurance without causing excess fatigue.

Sample Day 3
0:35:00
60.2TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z1-Z2 (easy/steady).

Main Set: 
Run/jog for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Try to keep a steady pace but if you need to take walk breaks that is OK. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
Get warm or dry clothes on and walk for 5 mins. Optional gentle stretching session after.

Sample Day 3
0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Duathlon.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 14 (Exercise 1)
2. Alternate Lunge: 3 x 9 (Exercise 5)
3. Step Up: 3 x 8 (Exercise 7)
4. Push Up: 3 x 12 (Exercise 13)
5. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 3 x 7 (Exercise 11)
6: Lying Hip Abduction: 3 x 12 (Exercise 19)
7. Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 (Exercise 17)
8. Side Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)
9. Sit-Up: 3 x 10 (Exercise 25)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 4
0:51:00
41.2TSS
1. Aerobic Endurance Bike

This workout works well on an indoor bike trainer; you can also do it outside. It's not supposed to be high intensity, so keep a lid on this one. You will improve your fat-burning and efficiency.

Warm Up:
5 mins in Z2,
5 x (20 secs in Z3 + 40 secs in low Z2).

Main Set:
6 x (5 mins in upper Z2 + 60 sec recoveries in low Z2).

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Sample Day 4
0:05:00
6.3TSS
2. Run Off The Bike

Run in Z2, straight after cycling.

Phil Mosley
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My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.