Triathlon Belews Lake Sprint-8 weeks Novice

Author

Karen Buxton

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 3 Run, 3 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Strength

Longest Workout

0:40 hrs swim
1:30 hrs bike
0:45 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon sprint

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Summary

This 8-week plan is for the novice triathlete who has competed in a few pool triathlons and is looking to complete a more challenging event in the open water. The Belews Lake Sprint is a great choice, as both the run and bike are held on a moderately rolling course and the swim is held in the calm & warm waters of Belews Lake. There are no steep climbs, but several “rollers” on the bike and the run is an out-and-back course with a downhill finish. Before starting this plan you should be capable of swimming 2-3 times per week at 20-30 minutes per session, able to cycle comfortably for at least 30-45 minutes (outdoors, stationary bike and or spin classes) and should be able to run/walk for at least 20-30 minutes. You should be able to workout 30 to 75 minutes per day during the week and up 1 hour and 45 minutes per day on the weekends.The plan's total weekly hours begin at 3:45 and build up to a max of 6:15 during week 6.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:48
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:48
Average Weekly Breakdown

Karen Buxton

Coachbuxton.com

I work with triathletes, duathletes, runners, swimmers and endurance cyclists from first-timers to elites.

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Sample Day 1

0:20:00

Run on a flat to gently rolling course. Get at least 50% of run time with heart rate in zone 2. Avoid zone 3-5 heart rates. Okay to include walk breaks if need be.

Sample Day 1

0:30:00

Warm-up + drills for your technique limiter. Then do 6x50 fast form (on 90 seconds). Long, easy cool down. FORM!

Sample Day 2

0:30:00

Ride on rolling course. Most of ride time in heart rate zone 2-3. Seated on most hills.

Sample Day 3

0:15:00

Move from one exercise to the next and repeat 2-3 sets.
20 walking lunges
10-20 supermans
10-15 hip-ups
10-15 t-push-ups
10-20 body wt. squats
front plank (20-60 seconds)
side planks (20-60 seconds)
10-20 step-ups
10-20 twisters with medicine ball

Sample Day 3

0:30:00

Warm up with 100 easy and 100 moderate effort. Then swim 30 x 25 (20 sec rest on the wall after each). Effort should be moderately fast but sustainable for the entire workout. CONCENTRATE ON FORM ON EACH ONE! Cool down--easy swim to round out the 30 minutes.

Sample Day 4

0:20:00

Run on a flat to gently rolling course. Get at least 50% of run time with heart rate in zone 2. Avoid zone 3-5 heart rates. Okay to include walk breaks if need be.

Sample Day 5

0:45:00

Ride primarily at 1-2 zones on a rolling course. Mostly in saddle on hills to build & maintain hip strength. Small and big chain rings.

Triathlon Belews Lake Sprint-8 weeks Novice

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