Half distance triathlon Podium Plan
Hans LammersAll plans by this Coach
This 25 week plan is aimed at the intermediate athlete looking to prepare for the half distance triathlon. With specific sessions scheduled at correct times the the plan aims to build a solid foundation before polishing and peaking for race day.
The plan is built around introducing progressive overload to your body. What this means it that each week we will generally add a little more volume or intensity to your sessions.
Interleaved within the progressive build are some important recovery periods. These are essential to letting your body recover and adapt. It is through these adaptation phases that your body repairs and allows you to continue building more fitness and strength.
The CTL value is a great way of tracking your overall fitness. Assuming you stick to the program, you will see this CTL value rise over the course of the plan.
The TSB score is used as an indicator of fatigue. During the plan this value will become negative. The lower this score the more fatigue you are likely to feel. Don’t worry – this is all part of the build process. During the recovery periods you will see this number rise back up and you should start feeling more refreshed.
We understand your weekly availability can change, so feel free to move your sessions around. Just hold down your mouse on a scheduled session and you can drag sessions around your calendar.
If you miss a session don’t stress and don’t try to catch it up. Just mark the session as did not start or did not finish.
After you have completed a session mark it as completed and upload your data file. We also recommend that you fill in the brief session review fields as this allows us to track your perceived fatigue.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:10 hrs||2:10 hrs|
|5:29 hrs||4:30 hrs|
|3:38 hrs||2:10 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:10 hrs||2:10 hrs|
||5:29 hrs||4:30 hrs|
||3:38 hrs||2:10 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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