Phil's Intermediate Olympic Triathlon + Email Access to Coach: 10 Weeks

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An Olympic Triathlon Training Plan for Ambitious Triathletes with Limited Time to Train.
Achieve your Best Ever Race-Fitness!


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Is This Plan For You?
  • Progression from 8:15 to 9:30 hrs of training per week
  • 2 swims, 3 rides and 3 runs per week
  • Plus 2 strength sessions and 1 day off
  • Active recovery weeks are included
  • Brick sessions and open water swims included
  • Workouts measured in duration to avoid under/over training
  • Regular fitness tests to track progress
  • Train using HR, Feel, Power or Pace
  • Workouts compatible with Garmin, Zwift and many more devices
To start this plan you should be able to swim 2600m, ride 1:45 hrs and run 45 mins. View sample weeks below:Click below to watch a Series of 6 Short Videos from Phil about our plans:



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Phil Mosley: Coach & Athlete

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

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Sample Day 1
0:50:00
1900m
Fitness Test: Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

This test helps you to measure fitness and create accurate training zones.

Warm up:
6 x (50 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests),
4 x (25 FS in Z4 + 25 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests).

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TEST*:
1 x 400 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
5 mins easy active recovery,
1 x 200 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
1 min rest
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Main Set:
1 x (100 FS in Z1 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z2 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z3 + 20 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z4 + 60 secs rest),
4 x (50 FS Build Z1 to Z4) + 60 secs rest.

Warm Down:
200 Choice in Z2.

For all swims (whether in a Yard or Meter Pool) follow the distances in the Workout Description section. There is also yard/meter button you can toggle in the Workout Details section below.

Sample Day 1
0:40:00
Build Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Triathlon.pdf

Legs and Core Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 1)
2. Squat Jump: 3 x 12 (Exercise 2)
3. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 3)
4. High Knee: 3 x 10 (Exercise 9)
5. Box Jump: 3 x 8 (Exercise 10)
6. Bicycle Crunch: 4 x 10 (Exercise 26)
7. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)
8. Spider Climber: 3 x 10 (Exercise 25)
9. Side Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 23)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 8 = 3 sets of 8 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 45 secs - 2-3 mins as required.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 3
0:42:00
53.9TSS
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you to set your power or heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.

Warm Up:
12 mins in Z2,
5 x (15 secs in Z4 + 45 secs easy in Z2).

Main Set:
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Note: Alternatively, if you have a bike training device with its own "FTP" test protocol, you could use that instead.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 3
0:40:00
Build Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Triathlon.pdf

Upper Body and Core Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 1)
2. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 3 x 6 (Exercise 11)
3. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 8 (Exercise 16)
4. Bench Press: 3 x 8 (Exercise 14)
5. Dumbbell Pullover: 3 x 8 (Exercise 15)
6. Renegade Row: 3 x 5 (Exercise 22)
7: Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 (Exercise 18)
8. Sit-Up: 3 x 12 (Exercise 27)
9. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 16 (Exercise 28)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 8 = 3 sets of 8 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 45 secs - 2-3 mins as required.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 4
0:44:00
72.9TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z2 (easy/steady),
4 x (30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 secs recoveries in Z1).

Main Set: 
Run for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z1 to Z2 (easy).

Sample Day 5
0:52:00
52.8TSS
Bike Torque Session (optional)

Think of this like a bike-specific gym strength workout. It will increase cycling related leg-strength (torque) which will help you get more power out of each pedal stroke. Do them on your race-day bike position if possible.

Warm Up:
10 mins in Z2, normal cadence.

Main Set:
13 mins all in a big gear @ 60 rpm in Z3 + 2 mins easy spin recovery in Z2,
11 mins all in a big gear @ 60 rpm in Z3 + 2 mins easy spin recovery in Z2,
9 mins all in a big gear @ 60 rpm in Z3 + 2 mins easy spin recovery in Z2,

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2, normal cadence.

Sample Day 5
1:05:00
2600m
Pool Swim: Aerobic Endurance

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, and will progress in duration. The goal is to build your endurance ensuring you can easily swim the distance on race day and still have lots of energy left for the ride and run.

Warm Up:
1 x (100 FS in Z2 + 100 Pull in Z2 + 20 secs rest),
2 x (100 FS in Z2 + 100 Drill in Z2 + 20 sec rests).

Main Set:
1 x (400 Pull in Z2 + 20 secs rest),
4 x (100 FS in Z3 + 15 sec rests),
2 x (200 Pull in Z2 + 15 sec rests),
2 x (200 FS in Z3 + 15 sec rests).

Warm Down:
2 x (50 Back in Z2 + 50 Breast in Z2) + 15 secs rest,
1 x (100 Pull in Z2 + 100 Choice in Z2).

Phil Mosley
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I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.