Paul Gardner

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13 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Custom, 5 Bike, 4 Strength, 4 Run, 4 Swim, 1 Other

Longest Workout

1:00 hrs swim
2:10 hrs bike
1:13 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon sprint advanced power based hr based strength

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Sport: Triathlon

Includes Strength and Conditioning, Plyo, Warm ups and Cool downs

Distance | Event: Sprint Distance - Midweek indoor / Weekend Out [option of HR or Watts at weekend]

Suitable for: Age Group | Performance with aspirations of National or International Champs

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. This programme is suitable for an athlete at the top of their game in Sprint distance racing or who wants extra power and speed in Olympic. These marginal improvements make a real difference to an athlete wanting to take the next step up to being one of the top performing in their sport. This performance programme and its 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.

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+
• Access to bike power software, turbotraining.co.uk FREE until March 2018
• 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

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:58
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:58
Average Weekly Breakdown

Paul Gardner Head Coach Lovetri Race Team

Lovetri | Swimwerkx Race Team

Head Coach|Owner LovetriSwimwerkx Race Team
Founder racestronger.com online training plans

Ex GB Age Group athlete and Triathlon England Board Member. Head Coach and Coach Mentor [coach other coaches]

  • Ironman certified
  • BTF Level II Diploma
  • Training Peaks LII
  • Wattbike Power Trained

We support you in your goals, blending scientific based training proven at elite level around your work and personal life. You get fun effective functional training that delivers results.


Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1



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


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

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



Sample Day 2

TEST - ALTERNATE 1000m Threshold

Swimming Pace

Simply swim 1000 and then divide your finish time by 10. This is your T-time. This should be done early in the Base period and every 4 to 6 weeks thereafter. The more times you do this test the more accurate your T-time will become as there is a learning curve that has to do with pacing in the first few minutes when doing this test.

Step 2

Set your swim pace zones in your TrainingPeaks account. Where you see 'T' or 'T' time [with or without plus (+) or minus (-) a few seconds this means for example a T-time pace that would be the equivalent of your T-time plus or minus the seconds per 100, so you'll need to work that out for the length of the pool you are in.  it is a 50 meter/yard set you are doing, half the time difference]

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

Sample Day 4

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 4

Steady Endurance 1000 [S] | 1400

warm up then RPE 6 or 90% threshold long swim

Sample Day 5

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


Hip Piriformis (deep hip muscles)



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



Runner Touch (good all around glutes)


Hot Salsa, lunge. Glutes Hamstrings

Sample Day 6

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 6

Negative Split 200s [S] | 1800

Eight sets of 200-metre repeats. In each set of 200 metres aim for the second 100 metres to be 10 seconds quicker than the first 100 metres


aim to do as many of these as you can in the remaining time post warm up and pre warm down

All off 30 seconds rest if you swim 7:30 for 400
All off 20 seconds rest if you swim 6:30 for 400
All off 10 seconds rest if you swim sub 5:30


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