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Olympic-Distance Triathlon Training Plan - Level 4

Author

Matt Fitzgerald

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Length

16 Weeks

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Plan Description

This training plan is designed to prepare you for a successful Olympic-Distance triathlon performance in 16 weeks. In a typical week there are 9 scheduled workouts: 3 swims, 3 rides, and 3 runs. In Weeks 2, 4, and 6, a 10-minute transition run follows Saturday’s bike ride. In Weeks, 8, 10, and 14, a bike-run brick workout replaces Saturday’s ride.

The base phase lasts 6 weeks and the build and peak phases last 5 weeks apiece. Weeks 4, 8, and 12 are recovery weeks and the final week is a taper week. An optional tune-up sprint triathlon is scheduled at the end of Week 12. If you can’t find a sprint triathlon to do at that time, or if you prefer not to do one then, just do the alternative brick workout instead.

Choose this plan if you are relatively new to doubling (doing two workouts in one day, as this plan requires 3 times a week). It begins with 3,900 yards of swimming, 3 hours of cycling, and 1 hour and 53 minutes of running in Week 1. It peaks with 6,950 yards of swimming, 4 hours and 45 minutes of cycling, and 2 hours and 52 minutes of running in Week 15.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex3
3:22 hrs 2:15 hrs
Swimx3
1:36 hrs 0:49 hrs
Runx3
2:10 hrs 1:15 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
3:22 hrs 2:15 hrs
Swim
1:36 hrs 0:49 hrs
Run
2:10 hrs 1:15 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

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Matt Fitzgerald

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I offer three tiers of coaching service to endurance athletes:

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