80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition Olympic Level 1 (6 to 9 Hours per Week)

Author

Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden - Over 55,000 Training Plans Sold

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Length

16 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Day Off, 3 Run, 3 Swim, 3 Bike

Longest Workout

2286 m swim
2:30 hrs bike
1:45 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon olympic intermediate

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Summary


80/20 Endurance

Plan Description


Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden's best-selling book 80/20 Triathlon, this plan will provide the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. Each week, cycle, and the complete 16-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.

Target Athlete


This plan is designed for any triathlete, beginner or experienced, who needs or prefers a low-volume training plan for the Olympic distance. Before you begin, you should be comfortably able to swim and run for 45 minutes, cycle for 60 minutes, and complete at least four hours of aerobic exercise over seven days. The weekly training volume starts at approximately 6 hours in Week 1 and peaks at approximately 9.5 hours in Week 11.

Level Guarantee


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Support


Robust support resources and documentation for your plan, including zone guidelines, can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the authors Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.

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Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:49
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:49
Average Weekly Breakdown

David Warden

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity.The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:30:00
RF3

5 minutes in Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 2

914m
STT2

200 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z1

Sample Day 2

1:00:00
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4

1372m
SF1

300 yd Z1, 900 yd Z2, 300 yd Z1

Sample Day 4

0:35:00
RRe4

35 minutes Z1

Sample Day 5

1:00:00
CFo22

10 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 8 x (30 seconds Z5 uphill or simulated/60 seconds Z1) 28 minutes Z1

80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition Olympic Level 1 (6 to 9 Hours per Week)

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