Sprint Distance Triathlon Training Program - Beginner - 20 week Saturday Race

Author

Mark Terry

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Length

20 Weeks

Typical Week

3 Run, 2 Swim, 2 Strength, 2 Bike, 1 Day Off, 1 Custom, 1 Brick

Longest Workout

0:45 hrs swim
1:30 hrs bike
1:15 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon sprint beginner masters weightloss hr based

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Summary

PURPOSE: This is a beginner level Sprint Distance training plan intended for use by an age group triathlete. Training time ranges from 4 hours up to 6.5 hours of weekly training.

Purchase of this plan includes:
✔ Triathlon Training Manual
✔ email access to a USAT certified coach

The goal is to gradually build fitness while building confidence. Every workout has a purpose labeled by the training zone (i.e Bike Z3). These can be accomplished by using RPE, Heart rate, and/or power meter for bike. Training zones are established via metabolic testing, calculations based on age, and/or Benchmark testing (included in the plan).

With the busy age group athlete in mind, weekday workouts have light volume of 1 to 1.5 hours, which can be split between morning, afternoon, or evenings. Weekends include the long ride and run. I am happy to make modifications to workout days as requested.

By the end of the 20 week training cycle, you will have a high level of fitness required to successfully complete a Sprint distance event (750 meter swim, 20 K bike, and 5 K run).

I want to wish you luck with your training and racing this season and thank you for using this training plan.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 06:12
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 06:12
Average Weekly Breakdown

Mark Terry

EDH Fitness

My mission is to help people of all ages and abilities accomplish their goals.

IRONMAN and USA Triathlon Certified Coach, NASM CPT, and F.I.S.T Certified Bike fitter. All distance triathlon training including strength training, nutrition guidance, and race planning.

Private one-on-one triathlon coaching or customized training plans developed around your schedule, goals and current abilities...beginner to advanced.

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Sample Day 1

0:40:00
Run Z3*

W/U (10:00)
400 walk
400 EZ jog
Dynamic stretches:
20 Meters each:
Heel walk
Toe walk
Ankle extensions
Hops
Butt flicks
Skip
Side shuffle
Grapevines
.
Main set (25':00)
3x7' Z3 run on flat ground or track w/2'EZ between. Maintain 90 cadence as much as possible
.
C/D (5:00)
3:00 walk
Static stretches. 20" each.
Seated hamstring stretch
Lower back and hip extension
IT band
Standing quad
Standing calf

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
1189m
Swim Z3*

W/U (300)
50 EZ Free
50 Breast
100 Free :15RI
2x50 (25 build, 25 EZ) :10RI
.
Drills (200)
Body roll drills
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2x25 Kicking on one side
2x25 Single Arm Swimming RT
2x25 Single Arm Swimming LT
2x25 Superman (6 kick switch)
.
Main (700)
6x50 Build to Z3 :10RI
100 EZ Pull w/buoy no paddles
:20RI
6x50 Z3 pace :10RI
.
C/D (100)
50 Breast
50 EZ pull

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
45 minutes - S & E

W/U: 5 minutes of EZ Rowing
Strength workout:
Sets: 3
Reps: 20
Load: 40-60% 1RM
Speed of lift: Slow
Recovery between sets: 1:00-1:30
Main Set
* Do as circuit
1) Hip Extensions - Front Step ups w/Dumbbells. 14" step
2) Back - Standing bent arm Lat pull downs. Hands placed shoulder width apart
3) Hip Extensions - leg press. Feet approx same width as bike pedals
4) Chest - Dumbell chest presses on flat bench
5) Shoulders - Seated dumbell shoulder press
6) Back - Seated row
7) Legs - Knee extensions
8) Abs - Abdominal crunches. 3 x 1:00 w/ :30 rest
9) Abs - Planks. 3x 1:00 w/:30 rest
C/D 5 minutes of EZ spinning
Post workout static stretches:
-Standing reach
-Tricep stretch
-Shoulder stretch
-Quad stretch
-Hamstring stretch

Sample Day 3

0:40:00
Bike Z3*

W/U (10:00)
5' EZ
5x1' as 30"@100 RPM w/30" Rec
.
Main set (26:00)
2x10' Z3 w/3' recovery between sets.
.
C/D
5' EZ
.
Post ride stretches:
15 sec each
Standing quad stretch
Toe touch
Lunge
Lying knee hug
Lying glute stretch cross ankle over knee 5x each leg

Sample Day 4

0:45:00
1189m
Swim Z2-E

W/U (250)
50 EZ Free
50 Breast
50 Free :15RI
2x50 (25 build, 25 EZ) :10RI
.
Drills (200)
Early vertical forearm
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2x25 Fists
2x25 Vertical arm sculling
2x25 Single Arm swimming, RT
2x25 Single Arm swimming, LT
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Main (750)
5x150 Z2 :20RI
.
C/D (100)
2x50 2 breaths per length

Sample Day 4

0:30:00
30 minutes - S & E

W/U: 5 minutes of EZ Rowing
Strength workout:
Sets: 2
Reps: 20
Load: 40-60% 1RM
Speed of lift: Slow
Recovery between sets: 1:00
Main Set
* Do as circuit
1) Hip Extensions - Front Step ups w/Dumbbells. 14" step
2) Back - Standing bent arm Lat pull downs. Hands placed shoulder width apart
3) Hip Extensions - leg press. Feet approx same width as bike pedals
4) Chest - Dumbell chest presses on flat bench
5) Shoulders - Seated dumbell shoulder press
6) Back - Seated row
7) Legs - Knee extensions
8) Abs - Abdominal crunches.
9) Abs - Planks. 1:00
C/D 5 minutes of EZ spinning
Post workout static stretches:
-Standing reach
-Tricep stretch
-Shoulder stretch
-Quad stretch
-Hamstring stretch

Sample Day 5

1:00:00
Bike Z2-E

W/U (10:00)
5' EZ
5' as 30" 100 RPM/30" 90 RPM
.
Main
Ride a course with flat to rolling hills
Ride in Z2 for :45
.
C/D (5:00)
5' EZ
.
Post ride stretches:
15 sec each
Standing quad stretch
Toe touch
Lunge
Lying knee hug
Lying glute stretch cross ankle over knee 5x each leg

Sprint Distance Triathlon Training Program - Beginner - 20 week Saturday Race

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