Olympic Triathlon - Intermediate to Podium Level

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:23
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:23
Training Load By Week

This schedule is designed for a mid to end season race for an intermediate level triathlete who has three to four racing seasons under their belt. The athlete will have completed a base training period at the start of the year and will have raced at least once prior to starting this schedule. This schedule is race-proven by age group athletes. Athletes following this schedule have achieved more than a dozen AG podiums, including 3 wins. The schedule is written by Erik Seedhouse, an ex-professional triathlete and 3 times World Champion in the ultraendurance arena. He combines his racing experience with his coaching background and his expertise in the fields of sports science and exercise physiology.

Sample Day 1
1:15:00
24.85mi
Block 1 of 2/Week 1 of 2/Threshold Bike

Sustain Z3 for 5km followed by five 6km beyond threshold surge efforts with 1km Z1 recovery intervals.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
6.21mi
Tempo Run

Run the first 5km at Zone 3 before gradually increasing the pace until you're running at your threshold for the final 3km.

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
1800m
Interval Swim

Main Set #1: 1 x 500m
1:30 rest
Main Set #2: 6 x 100 on 2minutes 30 seconds
1:30 rest
Main Set #3: 1 x 500m

Sample Day 3
1:13:59
24.85mi
Tempo Brick #1

40km Time Trial followed by 5km run at threshold pace.

Sample Day 4
0:42:00
6.84mi
Interval Run

Main Set #1: 1 x 2000m
2min rest
Main Set #2: 5 x 1000m with 75 seconds jog recovery.
Main Set #3: 5 x 400m with 60 seconds jog recovery

Sample Day 4
0:24:00
1500m

1.5km Time Trial. Swim the first 300m at beyond threshold effort just like you will do in the race. Perform sighting drill (just look up once) once per lap during the first and final 300m.

Sample Day 5
0:34:59
Stretching and Flexibility/Massage

15 minutes stretching and 20 minute massage. Recovery is just as important as training and massage is perhaps the best therapeutic way to recover at the end of a tough week.

Erik Seedhouse
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