80/20 Triathlon: 70.3 Level 1 (Power and Power, 6 to 11 Hours per Week)

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:51
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:51
Training Load By Week


80/20 Endurance

Plan Description


Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden's best-selling book 80/20 Triathlon, this 70.3 Level 1 training plan will provide the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. Each week, cycle, and the complete 18-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.

Target Athlete


This plan is designed for any triathlete, beginner or experienced, who needs or prefers a low-volume training plan for the half Ironman distance. Before you begin, you should be comfortably able to swim and run for 45 minutes, cycle for 60 minutes, and complete at least four hours of aerobic exercise over seven days. The weekly training volume starts at approximately six hours in Week 1 and peaks at approximately 11 hours in Week 16.

100% Structured Workouts


This plan leverages the TrainingPeaks.com structured workout feature with power-based workouts on the bike and run. All swim workouts are pace-based. On supported devices, including many Garmin models, each workout can be exported to the device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. Workouts do not have to be exported to be performed effectively, as the detailed descriptions provide all the information you need to successfully complete the workout. See our Structured Workout page for more information.

Level Guarantee


Not sure which level is right for you? Each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: if you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance category.

Support


Robust support resources and documentation for your plan, including zone guidelines, can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the authors Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.

Bundles and Subscriptions


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Sample Day 3
1:00:00
64TSS
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
68.9TSS
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 9
0:30:00
30.3TSS
CF3

5 minutes in Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 10
1:00:00
64TSS
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 11
1:00:00
71TSS
CCI2

5 minutes Z1, 5 minutes Z2, 4 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 13 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 17
0:30:00
30.3TSS
CF3

5 minutes in Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 18
0:55:00
66.6TSS
CT29

5 minutes Z1, 15 minutes Z2, 15 minutes Z3, 15 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

David Warden
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David Warden Coaching

David is an internationally recognized coach and author with current and former clients that include World Age Group Duathlon champions, Guinness World Record triathlon holders, and multiple full and 70.3 Ironman World Championship qualifiers. He is the co-author of 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald. His personal athletic resume consists of 40 first place overall wins in triathlon and duathlon.