TPS Advanced Week Olympic Triathlon Plan - 12 Weeks
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This 12 week plan is far more challenging than the Olympic Distance Intermediate Plan. Workouts are Power based for the bike and HR based for run workouts. Swim workouts are based on threshold pace.
Every 4th week is an easy week.
You should be able to swim at least 3km, cycle 60km and run 10km before starting this plan.
We use Joe Friel's 7 zones which can be calculated following this link:
To know how you should find out your thresholds follow this link:
The plan is progressive and builds you up to being race ready for your Olympic Distance Triathlon. There are some challenging track and brick sessions in there to get you used to the feeling of racing as well as multiple interval bike sessions with power targets.
If you feel sick or fatigued you should take 1 to 2 days off. Do not try to make up lost sessions, rather ease back into the programme.
There are no strength sessions provided. It is recommended that you at least do functional core sessions or at least a light weights workout to help prevent injury and maintain basic strength. This should take no more than 30min. Good days to do these sessions would be a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. 2 sessions a week is adequate for strength workouts.
If you swim with a swim squad or do track sessions you can replace the swims and track sessions with your club workouts. Make sure your coach is aware of your planned race.
Good luck, if you have any questions or need the plan changed to suit your routine/race schedule email email@example.com
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:43 hrs||1:20 hrs|
|2:34 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|3:33 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:43 hrs||1:20 hrs|
||2:34 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||3:33 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor