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70.3 Triathlon - Time Crunched - 20 week

Author

Jeff Melcher

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Length

20 Weeks

Plan Specs

triathlon half ironman beginner intermediate masters power based hr based pace based tss based

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Plan Description

What I do as an IRONMAN and USAT Certified Coach is help athletes prepare for swim, bike, and run events in the least amount of time possible. This efficiency helps my athletes maintain a balanced life. Success is achieved when athletes demonstrate continual improvement in both sport and life!

This particular plan is catered to triathletes that have had a short break from triathlon training, and those that race to complete as much as compete. It is ideal for beginners (a few short triathlons preferred), intermediates that have taken a few months off, or Masters-aged athletes (40+) that are looking for a more conservative plan relative to time spent training. The 1st week training load is 5 hours, and the peak week is 9 hours. Easily accomplished by most 70.3 triathletes with a focus on completing the race. If you are slightly beyond 5 hours of proper triathlon training per week, consider removing the 1st 4 weeks and use this as a 16 week plan based on race date.

Most of the bike and run sessions are structured in Training Peaks and downloadable to many multisport watches and running/cycling apps including Rouvy, Trainer Road and Zwift.

I have been coaching multisport athletes since 2008 doing business as Cycling Form & Fitness LLC. I have successfully coached sprint through 140.6 distance triathletes ranging from 1st race completion to age group podiums. I have personally finished on the AG podium at many triathlons varying from Sprint to 70.3; both on-road and Xterra.

Once you have purchased a Training Plan, you can schedule coaching appointments with me using my website at a reasonable hourly rate as desired, 1/2 hour appointments also available.

Website: https://cyclingformandfitness.com



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:08 hrs 2:30 hrs
2:10 hrs 1:30 hrs
3,470m 2,286m
0:38 hrs 0:30 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:08 hrs 2:30 hrs
2:10 hrs 1:30 hrs
3,470m 2,286m
0:38 hrs 0:30 hrs
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Training Load By Week


Sample Day 1

0:30:00
23.5TSS
Z2 30 min

1) Z1/2 warm for 5 min
2) Z2 for 20 min
3) Z1/2 cool for 5 min

Sample Day 2

0:30:00
33.2TSS
Z2 30 min

Sample Day 2

1097m
45TSS
12 x 100's - HIT

Sets of slow/moderate/somewhat fast
20 seconds rest between 100's

You need 3 swim speeds minimum. Good technique always. And the difference can be stroke rate and stroke force. Slow/med/somewhat fast takes practice.
Vary stroke, siting, and breathing also. Slow = bilateral. Med = breath every stroke on preferred side and site every 4th. Fast = focus on higher stroke rate without getting sloppy, no siting...

Sample Day 3

0:20:00
10TSS
Strength/Yoga

Sample Day 3

0:37:00
36.9TSS
Z3 2x10 min

Sample Day 4

0:30:00
33.2TSS
Z2 30 min

Sample Day 5

1:00:00
48TSS
Z2 60 min

1) Z1/2 warm for 5 min
2) Z2 for 50 min
3) Z1/2 cool for 5 min

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