Designed for intermediate level age group duathletes and those with less than 5 hours available to train each week. This training plan will develop your speed, endurance and race readiness in time for your target race. Athletes who've followed this plan have raced duathlons all over the world, setting numerous personal records along the way.
"It is great having a structure and not having to think about what to do when I find time to train." Alistair Asher, British Age Group Champion, January 2015.
IS THIS PLAN FOR YOU?
There are normally six separate workouts per week including brick sessions. There is a day off each week and the fourth week is a gradual taper to ensure you're in peak race shape. To commence this plan you should have at least 9 months experience of duathlon or triathlon training.
Phil Mosley, Coaching Editor of Triathlon Plus Magazine
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Start by running for 15mins in Zone 2, then speed up to Zone 4 for the final 5 minutes. Just to simulate a run/bike/run workout.
Have your bike, shoes and helmet ready.
Run in something you can ride in also - preferably your race-day kit.
Hop on your bike straight after the first run. Ride 5mins in Zone 4, then do 25mins in Zone 2.
Run 3mins in Zone 4, straight into 7mins in Zone 2.
Steady run, easy pace. Preferably on hills and/or trails. Mostly in Zone 2.
Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.
These bike speed sessions are best done on an indoor trainer. They are high intensity sessions, so there's no need to extend them. Have your running gear ready for afterwards.
10mins in Zone 2.
8, 7, 6, 4, 2 mins in Zone 4 +60secs recoveries in Zone 2.
5mins in Zone 2.
As soon as you finish cycling, slip your running shoes on and run:
Run 5mins in Zone 4, then jog for 10mins in Zone 2.