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Xterra / Cross Tri 11 week pre race: Advanced

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Xterra / Cross Tri 11 week pre race: Advanced


Steve Lumley

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11 Weeks

Plan Description

Designed by the UK’s most experienced Iron-distance coach and athlete, Steve Lumley (BTF L3 coach, MSc) for age – group Xterra triathletes with limited time available. This plan draws on Steve’s 27+ years experience of coaching and racing all triathlon distances, including 36 Iron man distance races and 5 Hawaii qualifications himself. He has coached many athletes to Xterra and Cross triathlon races at age group and elite levels, including several to Xterra Worlds.

Training plan volume is between 11 and 18 hours per week, designed on a three week mesocycle with every third week an easier, recovery week.

Aimed at experienced off road trathletes aiming to be competitive in Xterra and cross triathlon, or those at an experienced, competitive level on road, aiming to imove to Cross Tri. This plan is for the final 11 weeks leading towards your "A' race and assumes that you have 10 weeks+ of base training completed.

As an added bonus, purchase of this program can include email access to Steve for any questions that you may have about this plan or your training. Subscribe here for ongoing support:

"I bought one of your training plans a short while ago and I've been really enjoying it. It's simple but varied and I can see the focus of every session. I've been doing tri for 11 years now and virtually made no improvement - I raced an Olympic distance tri yesterday and got a pb by 29 minutes! To say I am chuffed is an understatement." (Lynne Callaghan)

“Safe to say I nailed it… Entirely down to following the training you set out. I can’t thank you enough, I would never have reached my best without your help.” (Keith Sanders)

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
03:12:00 01:45:00
Swim x2
02:25:00 01:15:00
MTB x2
03:45:00 04:00:00
Bike x2
03:49:00 03:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:12:00 01:45:00
02:25:00 01:15:00
03:45:00 04:00:00
03:49:00 03:30:00

Training Load By Week

Steve Lumley (MSc)

Steve Lumley Triathlon Coaching

'Ironman' / Long distance triathlon.

Elite, draft legal triathlon from developmental to elite levels

Please contact Steve for details and costs of various levels of individual coaching.

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