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INTERMEDIATE OLYMPIC Triathlon: 12-week plan (Power based, bike and run)

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Mikael Eriksson

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Length

12 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

Unique benefits of this plan (that few, if any, other plans have):
-Sessions ccategorised as A, B, and C sessions to help you decide which workout to skip if life gets in the way
-In addition to tips for the actual workouts, the plan contains tips on what your focus points should be on a weekly level, what the purpose of each week is, and tips on planning your race, how to stay healthy and injury-free, and more.
-Plenty of links and additional resources. Not sure how to sight in open water swimming? No problem, this plan links to the best instructional video on the topic, and the same goes for other topics like foam-rolling, etc.

This plan will help intermediate triathletes race their fastest Olympic distance triathlon ever in 12 weeks. The structured and specific progression of the workouts in the plan will see to that. If you typically finish between the top-20% and top-75% of your age-group this plan will suit you well.

The plan is simple and easy-to-follow. It is based on power for running and cycling. You don't need any prior knowledge about structured training endurance sports to be able to follow it. Everything is clearly explained in the plan.

There is on average 8 hours of training per week, over 6-8 workouts. The lightest week is 5 hours, and the hardest has 10 hours of training.

This plan is also available as versions based on bike heart rate instead of power and based on running pace instead of power to guide intensity. See https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/mikael-eriksson.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex3
3:13 hrs 2:15 hrs
Runx3
2:18 hrs 1:30 hrs
Swimx2
2:22 hrs 1:15 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
3:13 hrs 2:15 hrs
Run
2:18 hrs 1:30 hrs
Swim
2:22 hrs 1:15 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • GPS

All supported devices

Mikael Eriksson - Founder of Scientific Triathlon, Podcaster at That Triathlon Show

Scientific Triathlon

With all the athletes I coach, I have three goals:

-Improve the athlete's performance
-Increase the motivation and enjoyment the athlete gets from the sport
-Provide 100% personalized feedback, mentoring and support. Essentially, teach my athletes to be able to self-coach, should they so desire.

I have coached complete beginners to finish their first sprint and Olympic triathlons, and helped intermediate/advanced athletes qualify for World Championships and reach age group wins and podiums.