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Long Distance 140.6 Triathlon Pre Competition & Taper phase 8 weeks

Author

Nick de Meyer British Triathlon Federation level 3 Coach, Training Bible Master endurance coach

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Length

8 Weeks

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Plan Description

This Pre Competition phase of training plan has been prepared to help you work more on the specifics of your goal A race. This time is an opportunity to do some local “training races” to become used to the race paced efforts. During this phase of training, the focus will move away from developing muscular strength to increasing muscular endurance, strength and power, it will include less important races, lactate tolerance buffering more, interval sessions and an opportunity to practice race tactics, such as open water swimming, transitions and brick sessions

The plan will follow a 4 week cycle of easy, medium, hard and recovery weeks based on hourly volume, and will provide you with an increase in VO2 max, an improvement in lactate buffering and removal, plus an improved resistance to fatigue from interval sessions.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Swim x3
2:53 hrs 1:30 hrs
Bike x2
4:15 hrs 5:30 hrs
Run x2
2:06 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Brick x1
1:59 hrs 6:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Swim
2:53 hrs 1:30 hrs
Bike
4:15 hrs 5:30 hrs
Run
2:06 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
Brick
1:59 hrs 6:30 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Nick de Meyer

Speedy Swimming

Nick has been a Level 3 British Triathlon Coach for 14 years, and has been a master endurance coach with Training Bible Coaching UK in that time. He is also a Training Peaks Level 2 Accredited Coach, and has worked as a Regional Development Coach for the South East region for British Triathlon.

Alongside his online coaching business, Nick also runs Speedy Swimming which specialise in 1-2-1 front crawl technique lessons, endless pool swim video analysis, swim clinics and group swim sessions

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