12 week Olympic Triathlon Training Plan for beginner triathletes
Bob SeeboharAll plans by this Coach
This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.Still have questions about this plan?
This is a great 12-week plan for the beginner triathlete training for an Olympic Distance triathlon. It is advised to have a GPS watch as the cycling and running sessions are listed in miles and not time. You should have a baseline fitness level and be able to swim at least 1500 yards, bike at least 6 miles, and run/walk at least 1.5 miles before starting this plan.
Coach Bob's instructions are simple and workouts are described so you can understand them.
Swim distances range from 1500-3000 yards per workout. Cycling distances range from 6-26 miles per workout. Run distances range from 1.5-6.5 miles per workout. Because most of the plan uses training distance versus training time, hours per week will vary based on current fitness levels. Average weeks include 8-10 workouts with one day of full rest.
This plan has been created by Bob Seebohar. He was one of the first USA Triathlon Certified Level III Elite Coaches in the country (2004) and has been a USAT Certified coach since 1998. He has coached many triathletes from the beginner to the Olympian, in all distances. Bob has been a triathlete since 1995, has completed in all distances and has been a USAT All-American for many years.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|0:16 hrs||0:40 hrs|
|0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||0:16 hrs||0:40 hrs|
||0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|