BEGINNER or FIRST TRIATHLON: Sprint distance in 8 weeks (Heart rate and pace based)
Mikael ErikssonAll plans by this Coach
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Unique benefits of this plan (that few, if any, other plans have):
-Sessions ccategorised as A, B, and C sessions to help you decide which workout to skip if life gets in the way
-In addition to tips for the actual workouts, the plan contains tips on what your focus points should be on a weekly level, what the purpose of each week is, and tips on planning your race, how to stay healthy and injury-free, and more.
-Plenty of links and additional resources. Not sure how to sight in open water swimming? No problem, this plan links to the best instructional video on the topic, and the same goes for other topics like foam-rolling, etc.
This plan will help complete beginners or triathletes with a couple of races behind them prepare for a sprint distance race in 8-weeks.
For the first-timer, the plan will make sure you complete the race with no issues, and can enjoy it. For the triathlete who has already completed a triathlon or two before, the structured progression of the plan will help you go faster.
The plan is simple and easy-to-follow. It is based on pace (for running) and heart rate (for cycling). You don't need any prior knowledge about endurance sports to be able to follow it.
There is on average 4 hours of training per week, over 6 workouts. The lightest week is 3 hours, and the hardest has 5:15 of training.
This plan is also available as versions where RPE and/or heart rate only (bike and run) zones are used to determine intensity. See https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/mikael-eriksson.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|1:16 hrs||1:10 hrs|
|1:15 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|0:56 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:16 hrs||1:10 hrs|
||1:15 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:56 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor