Advanced Half Distance Triathlon - 22-week plan (Bike Power, Run Power)
Mikael Eriksson, Founder & Head Coach @ Scientific Triathlon, host of That Triathlon Show podcastAll plans by this Coach
This plan is for experienced athletes looking for their highest level of performance in Half (Middle) distance triathlon.
To start this plan, you should be able to train consistently around 10-13 hours per week. "Advanced" doesn't mean you have to be very fast, but refers to the level of volume and intensity you're able to do consistently. You need to be able to train day in day out at a pretty solid volume, and to be able to handle at least 3 (one each in swimming, cycling, and running) intense workouts per week. If you can do that, then you will be able to follow this plan, and it will help you make big improvements in your Half Distance performances.
The plan contains instructions and options for shortening/extending certain workouts, so you can tweak the overall volume of the plan up or down based on your needs. On average, the plan has 14h20m of training per week, but depending on how you choose to do the aforementioned "Adjustable Duration" workouts, you may average anywhere from 13h to 15h45m. The plan starts at 9h20m (+- about 1h) and the biggest week(s) of the plan is 17h (+- about 2h).
The plan includes home-based Strength and Conditioning workouts.
There are 23 videos included in the plan, one for each week plus an introductory video, to help you execute the plan optimally.
The workouts are prescribed based on power for cycling and power for running, as well as on perceived effort using cues like "easy", "moderate", "hard" and RPE (Rating of Perceived Exertion) ratings like "4/10" and "7/10".
This plan is also available as versions based on run pace instead of pace to guide intensity. See https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/mikael-eriksson.
ABOUT THE COACH:
Mikael Eriksson is the founder and head coach of Scientific Triathlon, a coaching business that provides world-class individual coaching to athletes of all levels, as well as top-rated training plans that have been used by over 1000 athletes in all corners of the world. He is also the host of the podcast That Triathlon Show.
TESTIMONIALS FOR MIKAEL'S TRAINING PLANS:
Average user rating: 9.5 / 10 (as of 2021-04-06)
*I gather feedback on all the training plans I create in order to constantly improve them. One of the questions I ask is for the user to rate the plan on a scale from 1/10. The average user rating is calculated from this feedback.
One of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased!
The progression of the plan was very good. I felt a lot stronger after the training and I also liked that the Training Peaks version of the plan has the Structured Workouts feature so they can be easily downloaded to Garmin devices.
I sincerely think that it has been one of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased. Worth every penny!
Victor Campos Vallejo
Kept me organised and focused!
Your plan kept me very organized and focused through the 12 weeks. It was a good fit for my level. Not too easy, with too short training distances like so many other training plans I looked at, but not so daunting as some of the 12-15 hrs/week plans.
I have another race coming up, so I plan to restart the plan next week to prep for it. I would highly recommend it!
47, United States
Made my training much more efficient!
With this training plan, my training changed to be more systematic. Each session has a clear target for what you're trying to achieve - not just "going for a run".
I haven't previously trained using training zones, and this made the training much more efficient. I've improved my run pace nicely (and it was my strongest discipline before) and really improved my cycling.
Finally, having this plan makes it harder to skip workouts, so it helps you stay consistent. If you're considering purchasing it, just go for it! It helps immensely.
33, United Kingdom
How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
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- 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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