Novice OLYMPIC Distance Triathlon. 20 Week. 4-7 hrs per week. Includes email access to coach.

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:14
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:14
Training Load By Week

For Novice or time-poor triathletes. This Olympic distance triathlon training plan guides you all the way to race day with seven workouts per week.

"The plan I used to train for my second Olympic this summer was amazing. It made a HUGE difference both mentally and physically. Not only was I faster but I enjoyed the training more." Grace Nalani, Sept 2015.

What's Included?

• Email access to the coach

• Structured workouts that you can export to Garmin, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Wahoo Elemnt etc

• Full lifetime access to your plan, including upgrades

Is This Plan For You?

There are usually 2 swims, 2 cycles, 2 or 3 runs and a strength workout each week, plus a day off. Every 4th week is an easier week. You can move the workouts around to suit your availability. Brick workouts and open water swims are included. Training Zones are provided with HR, Feel, Power or Pace. You can start this plan any Monday.

• Screenshot of the first 2 weeks (JPG)

• Screenshot of the biggest 2 weeks (JPG)

Still not sure? If you buy this plan and then decide you'd prefer the Intermediate or Advanced version, email us within the first 14 days and we'll swap it free of charge.



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Sample Day 2
Speed Skill Bike

These short mid-week workouts are well suited to an indoor bike trainer. They are fairly high intensity, so there's no need to make them longer.  

Warm Up:
5mins in Zone 2.
5x60secs as (10secs Zone 5, 50secs Zone 1).

Main Set:
5x3mins in Zone 5 with 2 minute recoveries in Zone 1.

Warm Down:
5mins in Zone 2.

Sample Day 3
Pool Swim: Endurance/Technique

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, but will progress in duration. The goal is to build your swim endurance. Follow the distance guidelines below and don't worry about the time for now. The guide to abbreviations is in the 'How To Use Your Training Plan' PDF link on Day 1.
Warm Up:
100FC in Zone 2 +20secs rest,
50DRILL* in Zone 2 +20secs rest,
100PULL in Zone 2 +20secs rest,
50DRILL* in Zone 2.

Main Set:
50KICK with float in Zone 2 +5secs rest.
200PULL in Zone 3 +30secs rest,
50KICK with float in Zone 2 +15secs rest,
100FC in Zone 3.

Warm Down:
100FC in Zone 2

Sample Day 3
Strength & Conditioning Workout

Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.

Sample Day 4
Aerobic Endurance Run

A steady run, mainly in Zone 2. You should be able to chat at this intensity. You can jog/walk if you need to.

Sample Day 5
Pool Swim, Speed

These swims involve effort at race pace, with regular recoveries. They will build your speed for race day. We'll start off fairly easy and build up gradually. 

Warm Up
100FC in Zone 2. Rest 20secs.
100 as 50BACK/50BREAST. Rest 20 secs.

Main Set
300FC in Zone 4 + 60 secs rest.
200FC in Zone 4 +45 secs rest.
100FC in Zone 4 + 30 secs rest.

Warm Down:
50 as 25BACK/25BREAST all in Zone 1.

Sample Day 6
Speed Skill Run

These short runs will maintain and develop your leg speed, in preparation for longer efforts later on. Don't stress about getting the zones 100% right yet, just do your best for now.

Warm Up:
5 mins in Zone 2.
5 mins in Zone 3.

Main Set:
3 x 2 mins in Zone 4.
With 1 minute recoveries in Zone 1

Warm Down:
4 minutes jog in Zone 1-2.

Sample Day 7
Aerobic Endurance Ride

A nice steady ride mainly in Zone 2 today. You should be able to maintain conversation at this intensity.

Phil Mosley
My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping age group athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As an athlete and a parent I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient higher intensity workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends.

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