Zero to Hero: Beginner Sprint Triathlon Training Plan (16 weeks - open water swim)
Mark WhittleAll plans by this Coach
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Zero to Hero: Sprint Triathlon Training Plan
Go from triathlon zero to triathlon hero with the help of WhittleFit's beginner sprint triathlon training plan.
Who's it for?
The Zero to Hero: Sprint Triathlon Training Plan is for new and novice triathletes and people who want to enter their very first sprint triathlon. The aim is to get you to your goal with a clearly structured 16 week plan which avoids over training and injury. Over the 16 weeks we'll build you up from total novice to one where you'll be confident enough to complete your very first triathlon. The plan is structured with just the right balance of challenging and achievable training.
Is it for you?
Are you a new or novice triathlete? Is this going to be your first triathlon? Are you looking for the peace of mind and confidence of a training plan designed by a specialist triathlon coach? Then - yes - it's for you!
Because this plan is aimed at novices and beginners, it progresses gradually to ensure you achieve your goal without injury or over-training. The plan lasts for 16 weeks and builds progressively, starting with a combination of shorter swims, short rides and walking/running, and finishing with you being able to complete your first triathlon!
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|1:01 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Day Off x2
|0:46 hrs||0:35 hrs|
|1:30 hrs||1:15 hrs|
|0:13 hrs||0:25 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:01 hrs||0:45 hrs|
||0:46 hrs||0:35 hrs|
||1:30 hrs||1:15 hrs|
||0:13 hrs||0:25 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: