International (Olympic) Triathlon (EXPERIENCED, 18 Weeks), Email Support + Reusable
David Glover, MS, CSCS - More than 5,000 athletes have used my plans on TrainingPeaksAll plans by this Coach
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Our Plan. Your Courage & Commitment. Success!
When you cross the finish line of your triathlon, you've accomplished something very special.
Designed for EXPERIENCED triathletes who have completed multiple sprint and international distance triathlons, the primary goal of this 18-week training plan is to prepare you to EXCEL in YOUR International (Olympic) Distance Triathlon on race day
Crafted by USA Triathlon-certified coach and former pro triathlete David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport, his experience from completing 100+ triathlons and his success in coaching hundreds of triathletes.
Starting 18 weeks before your goal race, this plan progresses through two base periods and two build periods (10 hrs max per week) prior to peaking and tapering the last two weeks. Following the first base period, each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x bikes and 3x runs plus 1 BRICK run. You will build up to: 3,000 yards (or meters) swimming, 2 hrs biking and 80 minutes running. Your long ride is Saturday, long run is Sunday and off day is Monday. Although not necessary, we recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with perceived effort; you may also use a GPS-device for running or power meter for cycling, too.
Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:
• Swim: 300 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 60 minutes
• Run: 40 minutes
Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.
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• This training plan starts any Monday and should be set to end on Sunday of race weekend.
• You can reuse this training plan for future races.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:12 hrs||1:19 hrs|
|2:16 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|3:05 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:12 hrs||1:19 hrs|
||2:16 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||3:05 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor