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MIDDLE Distance (Beginner) - 16 weeks

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MIDDLE Distance (Beginner) - 16 weeks


Brownlee Fitness


16 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan is for those new to Middle / Half Distance Triathlon
(ideally completed an Olympic distance prior)

If you are looking for a tried and tested approach to improving your performance as a triathlete it makes sense to look to the methods used by two of the sport’s best athletes: the Brownlee brothers. Learning from their 40 years combined experience in the sport, and the coaching team who support them, is the best investment you’ll ever make in your athletic future.

5-7 hours a week training

The plan is periodised into 4 weeks blocks, one block includes:
Build week - building up your volume after an easy week
2x Development week - where you hit your highest volumes
Easy week - Volume reduced by around 30% but still ticking over with aerobic work

Also in the plan you'll have two test weeks where you use the result to plan your training Zones.

Don’t worry if you can’t train on some days. At Brownlee Fitness, as a rule of thumb we get every athlete to try and commit to 80% of their planned training for the week, this allows for unforeseen work or family commitments to not significantly impact your training week.

There are 'Easy Weeks' every 4th week, and at least one day off each week.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x2
01:37:00 01:45:00
Swim x2
01:25:00 00:50:00
Bike x2
02:48:00 03:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Strength x1
00:37:00 00:45:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
01:37:00 01:45:00
01:25:00 00:50:00
02:48:00 03:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:37:00 00:45:00

Training Load By Week

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