Olympic Triathlon Plan for Women (NOVICE, 16 Weeks), Starts Anytime

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:14
Training Load By Week

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“It's never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Elliot

Especially designed for the NOVICE female age group triathletes with full time jobs and other commitments, this 16-week structured and periodized plan designed by USAT-certified coach Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS will prepare you for any International/Olympic-distance Triathlon (typically 1,500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run). This plan includes scientifically designed workouts formulated from over 12 years of practical coaching and racing experience.

The plan includes 2 workouts each of swim, bike and run plus a BRICK and ranges from 3.5 to 8 hours (max) of training per week with Monday as the designated off day. Included also with this plan is a comprehensive downloadable training guide.

Athletes should be able to complete the following workouts prior to beginning the plan:
• Swim: 50 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 45 minutes
• Run or Run/Walk: 30 minutes

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at enduranceworks.com or email our team directly at: info@enduranceworks.com.

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Please note:
• This plan assumes your target race is either Saturday or Sunday. You can start the plan any Monday or set the plan to end on the Sunday of race weekend.
• This plan can be re-used in the future (change start or end date).

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
Swim #1

W/U:
100 any stroke, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
1 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 100 steady, r20s
1 x 200 easy pull, r20s
4 x 50 N/S, r20s
C/D: 200 easy any stroke
Total: 1,300

Sample Day 3
0:45:00

Z2. Include 4 x 30s spinning as fast as you can without bouncing in your saddle (30s easy spinning in between)

Sample Day 4
0:19:59
Run

Easy Z1. Keep upper body and face relaxed.

Sample Day 5
0:45:00
Swim #2

W/U:
100 easy free, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
4 x 25 balance drill, r15s
2 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 150 steady, r20s
4 x 100 (25 fast / 75 easy), r20s
C/D: 200 any stroke
Total: 1,600

Sample Day 6
1:00:00

Steady Z2

Sample Day 7
0:30:00

Steady Z2

Sample Day 9
0:30:00
Swim #1

W/U:
100 any stroke, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
1 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 100 steady, r20s
1 x 200 easy pull, r20s
4 x 50 N/S, r20s
C/D: 200 easy any stroke
Total: 1,300

Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS
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ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC

Krista specializes in coaching and consulting women beginner to intermediate level triathletes. Consulting services include nutrition, weight loss and training programs. Visit her at shedoestri.com.

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