Includes Structured Workouts
Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden's best-selling book 80/20 Triathlon
, this plan will provide the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. Each week, cycle, and the complete 19-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.
This plan is intended for athletes seeking to achieve a specific goal time in their next Olympic triathlon. Choose it only if you have previously completed at least one triathlon of any distance or you have a strong history in one of the three disciplines. You should be comfortably able to swim, bike, and run for an hour and complete six hours of aerobic exercise over seven days before you begin. The weekly training volume starts at approximately 8.75 hours in Week 1 and peaks at approximately 11.75 hours in Week 13.
100% Structured Workouts
This plan leverages the TrainingPeaks.com structured workout feature with heart-rate based workouts on the bike and run. All swim workouts are pace-based. On supported devices, including many Garmin models, each workout can be exported to the device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. Workouts do not have to be exported to be performed effectively, as the detailed descriptions provide all the information you need to successfully complete the workout. See our Structured Workout
page for more information.
Not sure which level is right for you? Each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: if you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us
for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance category.
Robust support resources and documentation for your plan, including zone guidelines, can be found at the 80/20 Resources page
. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the authors Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden
directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.
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