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To start this plan you should be able to swim 1900m, ride 2:30 hrs and run 80 mins. View sample weeks below:
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This fitness test helps you update your power and heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.
15 mins in Z2,
5 mins as (15 secs in Z4 + 45 secs easy in Z2).
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.
10 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.
This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks.
15 mins in Z2 (easy/steady).
4 x (30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 secs recoveries in Z1).
Run for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too.
5 mins in Z1 to Z2 (easy).
Hop off your bike and do a short, steady run. All in Z2.
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.
15 mins in Z2.
4 x (5 mins in upper Z2 + 60 sec recoveries in low Z2).
4 x (3 mins in upper Z2 + 30 sec recoveries in low Z2).
10 mins in low Z2.
This test helps you to measure fitness and create accurate training zones.
6 x (50 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests),
4 x (25 FS in Z4 + 25 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests).
1 x 400 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
5 mins easy active recovery,
1 x 200 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
1 min rest
1 x (100 FS in Z1 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z2 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z3 + 20 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z4 + 60 secs rest),
4 x (50 FS Build Z1 to Z4) + 60 secs rest.
200 Choice in Z2.
For all swims (whether in a Yard or Meter Pool) follow the distances in the Workout Description section. There is also yard/meter button you can toggle in the Workout Details section below.
Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:
Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Reverse Lunge: 3 x 6 (Exercise 6)
3. Step Up: 3 x 10 (Exercise 7)
4. Bench Press: 2 x 12 (Exercise 14)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 16)
6. Bird Dog: 3 x 8 (Exercise 19)
7. Lying Hip Abduction: 3 x 12 (Exercise 20)
8. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)
9. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 28)
Flexibility: 10-15 minutes
1. 3 x 8 = 3 sets of 8 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.
This ride is designed to simulate race day, including efforts at race pace with short recoveries. You will benefit both psychologically and physiologically from this ride.
30 mins in Z2.
7 x (10 mins in low to mid Z3 + 5 mins in Z2).
15 mins in Z1-2.