80/20 Triathlon: Sprint Level 0 (4 to 6.5 Hours per Week)
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Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's best-selling book 80/20 Running, and followup book 80/20 Triathlon, this Sprint Level 0 training plan will prepare the athlete to complete their first triathlon. Each week, cycle, and the complete 12-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. This plan is intended for athletes with a goal to finish their first triathlon, and can already comfortably swim and run for 45 minutes, and cycle for an hour prior to beginning Week 1. It has been periodized into a General and Specific phase.
Please note that in this plan the swim is prescribed by distance, and the bike and run by time, therefore the preview below will not reflect the plan's complete time and distance.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Day Off x2
|1:45 hrs||1:40 hrs|
|2:10 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:45 hrs||1:40 hrs|
||2:10 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor