80/20 Triathlon: Olympic Level 2 (Heart Rate, 7 to 12 Hours per Week)

Author

Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden - Over 50,000 Training Plans Sold

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Length

19 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Day Off, 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run

Longest Workout

1:00 hrs swim
2:30 hrs bike
1:30 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon olympic advanced weightloss hr based

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

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80/20 Endurance

Plan Description


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.

Target Athlete


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.

Level Guarantee


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.

Support


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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Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:18
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:18
Average Weekly Breakdown

David Warden

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity.The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:30:00
25TSS
CF3

5 minutes in Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 1

1:00:00
55TSS
RSP17

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 10 x (1 minute Z4/2 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 2

0:37:00
1692m
25TSS
STT1

250 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z3, 120" rest, 1000 yd Z1

Sample Day 2

1:00:00
55TSS
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
60TSS
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4

0:45:00
2057m
27TSS
SF5

300 yd Z1, 1650 yd Z2, 300 yd Z1

Sample Day 4

0:40:00
20TSS
RRe5

40 minutes Z1

80/20 Triathlon: Olympic Level 2 (Heart Rate, 7 to 12 Hours per Week)

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