AQUATHLON SPRINT AGE GROUP RUN THRESHOLD PACE | CSS SWIM 12 weeks

Average Weekly Training Hours 02:39
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 02:39
Training Load By Week

Sport: Swim
Includes Strength and Conditioning, Plyo, Warm ups and Cool downs

Distance | Event: AQUATHLON | AQUATHLON AGE GROUP / COMPETITION

Suitable for: Age Group | Performance RUN PACE BASED | CSS SWIM BASED

You will be a long-term athlete, experienced and proficient in your sport and used to training regularly but maybe with little structure or accountability or more general club based sessions. This programme is suitable for an athlete at the top of their game wanting marginal improvements that make a real difference or an athlete wanting to take the next step up to being one of the top performing in their sport. You may be focussing on improving all aspects of your sports or the one discipline that you need to move up the swim pack to complement your expertise in the others. These performance programmes and their data driven rationale and integral fitness ramp rates will ensure you can become the best you can be with many protocols taken from the UK’s high-performance centres.

The plan will work your threshold pace and long endurance pace, ensuring that you knock significant time off your swim performance at the end of the training period. Shorter harder sessions are in the week, with a longer swim and optional technique sessions at the weekend

The swim sessions are POOL BASED' with some additional Open Water and Sea sessions included if you want to use them at the end of this plan. This programme will be suitable for you if you are regularly swimming between 1000 to 2000 per session, front crawl with times per 100 between 1-25 and 2:15. All timings are set according to your swim ability. It is also assumed you'll be capable of racing 5K and being competitive over 10K runs

The programme is 12 weeks and you'll need to be able to use a pool clock or body worn device to measure your pace. Theraband or old cycle tyre inner tube handy too. If you want to rely on a similar programme NOT
using Critical Swim Speed - CSS by Swim Smooth, BTF performance partner then select the mirror programme with ‘THRESHOLD PACE' in the title.

If you want to view other swimmer’s comments on the programme and coaching methodology, please visit www.swimwerkx.com.

Plan includes all tests, re-tests and calculators

What you get:
• Video introduction and Welcome
• Full test protocols for benchmarking and improvement, plus retesting sessions
• One-minute videos on Training Peaks set up and use, plus how-to PDF
• Information on all links to connect your training device and Training Peaks+
• Free Swim and run Technique Video Library on YouTube
• ALL sessions based on YOUR fitness, pace, heart rate or power metrics
• Inbuilt ‘progression’ challenge, sessions get more challenging the fitter you get
• Full illustrated guides on all strength and conditioning sessions
• A plan based on your chosen way of measuring your effort and improvement
• A programme based not on hours, but on fitness progression for your chosen event
• An invitation to the closed group Racestronger Facebook pages where you can share experiences, ask questions and find out more relating to your training

Racestronger.com Ethos:
All our plans offer proven results, and have been used by elites to novice level athletes in multi- discipline to single sport to achieve personal bests and outstanding performances. Race proven by the Lovetri |Swimwerkx team and hundreds of athletes worldwide. The library features full multi-discipline programmes and ‘boost’ programmes, allowing you to focus on your favourite sport or the one you want to improve the most. You’ll find a programme to suit at www.racestronger.com that allows you to mix metric train, with power and heart rate, or train using your preferred effort measurement method.
Good luck, now go get in the water!

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Sample Day 1
0:30:00
TEST - * KEY RUN [Max] THRESHOLD

PLEASE READ

Find a flat course Go run as fast as you can at the most constant pace you can for 30 minutes. OR run on the track in a similar way. You MUST use a heart rate monitor and device to record your HR

How to input your results into Training Peaks

here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ux2rlzr0f60a34p/AADZU70LewxD1_umRJU_J8Ika?dl=0

From this Test you need TWO results:

a) Your average HR for the last 20 minutes of that run which equals threshold HR, THR in our sessions - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

c) Your average pace for the the full 30 minutes [threshold pace] - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

This test is IMPORTANT as ALL your sessions will then be personalised to your level of fitness and will automatically update as you get fitter to stay challenging! Use the result above in the spreadsheet under the paperclip top right to establish your correct effort levels.

If you are familiar with recording this data and finding the results that's great. For those of you who are not so skilled a simple way to calculate these figures for input into Training Peaks is to simply set your device to record at the start of the 30 minute run. Stop it at the end. Upload to your normal online device website which will send the results to Training Peaks

Click on your session in Training Peaks

a) click 'analyze' or the two diagonal arrows top right of the session box in the middle of your screen, you'll notice performance stats in the box on the right, and a big graph on the left box

b) navigate to that graph - ensure that its showing time as its main axis

c) select the full 30 minutes of the proper test you want to if you included your warm up in the session recorded, and the last 20 minutes of that test by clicking and holding your mouse button and dragging

d) the statistics will change for the period you just selected in the right box, use the average pace and average HR scores to put into your zone setting

TRAINING PEAKS INPUTS
a) click on your name or account
b) navigate to 'Zones'
c) top of page under 'Heart' you'll see zones
d) input your b) result above into the box marked
'Threshold' and if you wish your max and resting heart rate if known' Use Joe Friel for running as the calculation method.
e) Save the result and you're good to go, all your sessions will auto calculate and update automatically

HOW TO VIDEO

https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/204073584-How-to-Set-your-Thresholds-and-Calculate-your-Zones

Sample Day 2
920m
TEST - *KEY SWIM THRESHOLD CSS

Warm up fully in a 25 or 50m pool [yards are fine too]

Perform a steady but hard 400m/yard swim, strong push offs, and record time in minutes and seconds,

Recover fully with some gentle swimming or a break

Perform a steady but hard 200m swim, strong push offs, and record time in minutes and seconds

Go here
http://www.swimsmooth.com/css-calculator.html

The result is the speeds you should be working at for your quality swim sets in a week.

Working here at the paces suggested will improve your swim speed at a level that will not wear you out.

Short recoveries are the key. Rests in between sets are USUALLY one beep, or as stipulated, press Button A, top button to reset and restart the current timer again.

When you see a CSS swim down then follow the instructions, using your times gained from here.

Record your CSS time or swim times below

Sample Day 4
0:27:00
39TSS
Hill Repeat P1 RPE

Find a 7-14% hill
8–16 x 45-second repeats up, recover on the way down, intensity given in blue chart detail above

Sample Day 5
0:45:00
Best Body Weight Glute

Print the attachment, save and do! Try and do these once or twice a week, they'll help you get stronger, the more you do the better.

Don't overdo it, but pick a challenging few exercises and stick to it


AND you can watch the below too:

For some video instruction simply click on the following, incorporate into your routine especially during the September to March period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVmPUbM58A&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=1

Hip Piriformis (deep hip muscles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Os4uekJwK8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xnS3iQXIK8&index=4&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Hip Glute Med (support the stance and assist a strong run0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-SoCqdR1x8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77pqj9sMg38&index=7&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Runner Touch (good all around glutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxhKbAob54&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=8

Hot Salsa, lunge. Glutes Hamstrings

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
61.7TSS
Fartlek RPE

Easy Run 20 mins then do the following

„ - 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 90 seconds hard/90 seconds easy x 2 (6 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
„- 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)

Finish 20 mins easy

Sample Day 8
0:45:00
Best Body Weight Glute

Print the attachment, save and do! Try and do these once or twice a week, they'll help you get stronger, the more you do the better.

Don't overdo it, but pick a challenging few exercises and stick to it


AND you can watch the below too:

For some video instruction simply click on the following, incorporate into your routine especially during the September to March period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVmPUbM58A&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=1

Hip Piriformis (deep hip muscles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Os4uekJwK8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xnS3iQXIK8&index=4&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Hip Glute Med (support the stance and assist a strong run0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-SoCqdR1x8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77pqj9sMg38&index=7&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Runner Touch (good all around glutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxhKbAob54&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=8

Hot Salsa, lunge. Glutes Hamstrings

Sample Day 9
5.65mi
Brownlee SpeedE PACE 1 & 2

Anaerobic workouts All done at 3K pace

Train at these paces and you will be developing your ability to apply quick force to the track, increasing your stride length, and there is good evidence showing an increase in efficiency as well. Stretches, activations and track paces all under paper clip above

Session 1 & 2: 8x800m with 2mins rests

Paul Gardner
|
Lovetri | Swimwerkx Race Team

Head Coach and Coach Mentor Principal | LovetriSwimwerkx Race Team and founder | racestronger.com Experienced and published performance coach over all distances and abilities

Ex GB AG and Triathlon England Board. Ironman certified, BTF Level II Diploma and Training Peaks LII

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