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Olympic Triathlon, 12 weeks Intermediate by Power, with Strength and Structured Workouts

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Olympic Triathlon, 12 weeks Intermediate by Power, with Strength and Structured Workouts


Lana Burl

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

Thank you for selecting this Olympic Triathlon training plan, proudly presented by LB Endurance.

The plan is intended for intermediate level triathletes that have completed some triathlons, and want to improve their performance at the Olympic (also called Intermediate or International) distance! The plan will prepare the athlete for an event with a 1500 meter swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run.

To start this plan, you should already be capable of swimming, bike and at least two times per week, and able to finish a run (can include walking) of at least one hour in duration. You should also be able to swim 2000 yards (or 45 minutes, with breaks) comfortably and bike for at least ninety minutes.

Each training week includes two or three swim workouts, bike workouts, and run workouts, plus one or two strength training sessions. You will also find one or two planned recovery days each week. Strength training and rest are important to maintain the body, mind and soul while preparing for a triathlon.

Swim workouts are given as time and/or distance targets. Bikes and runs are time based, and bikes utilize Power for training zones. Be sure that your bike FTP is correctly measured or estimated, and that your power meter is ALWAYS zeroed and calibrated.

Most bikes and some runs are provided as Structured Workouts that may be automatically downloaded to your training app or device, allowing easy use with virtual platforms like Zwift.

Strength workouts use primarily bodyweight exercises and can often be performed without typical gym machines, but you can substitute similar exercises that you are familiar with.

The plan also includes several tips and reminders to help you prepare for an enjoyable race day, including guidance on race fueling, transitions, gear, race planning and hydration.

Please have a doctor’s approval before starting this, or any exercise program.

Have fun! If you have questions, or are interested in enhancing this plan, contact me at or We offer plan enhancements such as schedule customization, training zone determination and race planning/feedback. As a LBE Training Plan customer, you will enjoy discounts on additional services.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
01:54:00 01:10:00
Swim x2
01:32:00 01:00:00
Strength x2
00:44:00 00:40:00
Bike x2
02:48:00 02:00:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
01:54:00 01:10:00
01:32:00 01:00:00
00:44:00 00:40:00
02:48:00 02:00:00
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

Lana Burl

LB Endurance

Lana believes in the value of living a full and happy life. She found joy in her own odyssey of discovering and nurturing the athlete within. She believes the pursuit of endurance sports delivers clarity, perspective and opportunity. This is why Lana coaches endurance athletes; theirs is a journey that anyone can undertake to learn, be happy and have fun in even the toughest moments.

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  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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