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24 Week Beginner Half Distance Full Program

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24 Week Beginner Half Distance Full Program


Nick Patenaude

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24 Weeks

Plan Description

This is a beginners guide to training up to a Half or Middle Distance Triathlon!
Although no previous triathlon experience is required, it is recommended to have at least some experience in swimming, cycling, or running. This program will develop the capacity to complete a middle distance triathlon if you train diligently and follow the pathway laid out before you!
This program utilizes an RPE (Rating of Perceived Exertion) system to provide training prescription. It does not require you to have any metric data recording systems and is fully accessible without any specific training tools. All you need is any bike, running shoes, and swim suit!

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
00:09:00 00:58:00
Swim x2
00:01:00 00:20:00
Bike x2
02:29:00 03:20:00
Custom x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
00:09:00 00:58:00
00:01:00 00:20:00
02:29:00 03:20:00
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Nick Patenaude

TriNerds (TriNick)

Our Tri-Life program keeps you connected so you can maintain your training on the go! With use of TrainingPeaks we are able to assess your progress & adapt your weekly routine to maximize performance.
Coaching is more than designing the perfect individual training programs but also maintaining communication with athletes. Let's face it Triathlon is never an easy sport and it takes confidence & determination! We make sure we discuss all the necessary components you will need to navigate success. 

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  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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