Ben Elder Coaching Olympic Distance Training Plan

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 03:58

The Olympic plan is a 11 week, time based training program that is designed for beginner athletes. As will all of our programs we ask that athletes complete this first week of test workouts and upload all the data from those workouts. This will allow our coaching staff to establish your training zones and there by making the program more personalized your goals. As always we encourage our athletes to contact us with any questions re-guarding their training program.

Sample Day 1

Warm up: 300 Drill 4 x 25's on :20 Rest Interval (RI) 2nd WU set: 4 x 25 (Descend 1-3) on :20 (RI) Main Set: 1 x 400 (SWIM FOR TIME) on 10 minute (RI) 2nd Set: 1 x 100 (SWIM FOR TIME) Cool down: 200 (easy swim)

Sample Day 2
*Basic Aerobic Running Test - 1 hour

W/U 20min at easy/moderate effort, soft surface if possible, include drills + Stride outs. . Main Set: . 17min @ a set heart rate 2-5bpm lower than predicted LT heart rate, . use the first 2min to get up to the correct heart rate then measure distance covered in the 15min over a flat course. . Remember to record distance and the heart rate it was done at in your Training peaks account. . Warm down with remaining time.

Sample Day 4

2 x 8 min @ Max effort; Cadence 90-100 rpm w/ 10 min Recovery between. Cool down 15 -30 minutes spinning easy

Sample Day 6
30min_CW (20min_EM & 10min_ER, each w/ 3 x :15 light sprints)

20min_Endurance Miles -Watts -RPM 70-75 -HR ceiling 10min_Endurance Run -HR ceiling -SPM 85-95 -Pace

Sample Day 7
45min_Endurance Miles (EM)

45min_EM -HR ceiling -RPM 85-95 -Watts

Sample Day 8
BSI#1B-SWIM 1300

Warm up: 200
Drill set: 8 x 25 on :15 RI or :45-1:00
Main set: 6 x 100 (Swim) on BIS + 20 seconds
Kick set: 4 x 25 (Kick) on :15 RI
Cool down: 200

Sample Day 9
60min_SSR (6 x 3min_SS w/ 2min_RBI)

Wu & CD 15min_ER -HR ceiling -SPM 85-95 -Pace SSR_6 x 3min -Pace -SPM 85-95 -HR ceiling Rest Between Intervals (RBI)_2min -Pace -SPM 85-95 -HR ceiling

Ben Elder
Ben Elder Coaching

I am a USAT Level II (L2) and IRONMAN University Certified Coach with over 20 years experience working with endurance athletes.

I offer endurance (triathlon, duathlon, running, cycling, swimming, nutrition and strength training) training, event specific plans and basic to elite coaching plans which include a coaching consultation to solidify the goals and of objective of the athlete and their training.