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This 12 week triathlon training plan is designed to provide 'Off-season' multisport maintenance, 'Pre-Season' primer for the upcoming triathlon season, or an excellent advanced beginner to advanced intermediate training program for any Sprint Triathlon.
Here are the highilghts:
> 3 TESTING WEEKS to measure swim-bike-run progress
> AVG. WEEKLY TRAINING HRS 7.33
> 2 RECOVERY DAYS (your choice of day) per week
> 1-2 SESSIONS DAILY 5 days per week
> *KEY SESSIONS* DESIGNED TO IMPROVE Swim speed, Bike power, Running fast off the bike (swim drill descriptions included.)
Weekly training ranges from 5hrs to 10hrs and can be modified to work for beginners to advanced triathletes.
2 recovery days are provided each week on Wed. and Sunday, but may be switched with any other days. *If training days are switched around, please keep within the same week in which they are planned. There are 3-4 key sessions indicated each week where specific endurance, strength or speed is emphasized. These should not be completed back to back, but spread out throughout the week. It's a good idea to read through all 12 weeks ahead of time to see what's coming, so you can plan around your own weeky schedule. If you run out of time on any given day, but still want to get the benefit of the scheduled session, simply cut the main set in half or reduce by whatever percentage works for you. Even a 20-minute session can accomplish fitness adaptation and is better than skipping altogether.
Note the 12 weeks is divided into 3 blocks(phases) of 4 weeks with each week's training hours increasing for 3 weeks followed by a shorter recovery week. This recovery week is also a testing week. In order to see the appropriate fitness gains, it is very important to build your training hours each week and even more important to cut back your training hours on the recovery weeks to allow your body to rest and adapt.
I look forward to your feedback on how well you're able to perform each week, and to hear how well you test. I can be reached for questions or comments as needed. email@example.com or 251-635-6250. Thank you for your commitment to triathlon health & fitness!
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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