Sprint Triathlon Plan for Women (NOVICE, 16 Weeks, Saturday Race), Starts Any Time

Average Weekly Training Hours 03:45
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 03:45
Training Load By Week

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“It's never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Elliot

Congratulations for taking on the challenge of a Sprint Triathlon!

Designed for the female NOVICE triathlete, this 16-week structured and periodized plan designed by USAT-certified coach Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS will prepare you for a Sprint Triathlon (typically 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run).

The plan includes 2 workouts each of swim, bike and run plus a BRICK and ranges from 3 to 5 hours (max) of training per week with Monday as the designated off day. Included also with this plan is a comprehensive downloadable training guide and the ability to email the author (krista@shedoestri.com) with any questions about the plan.

Athletes should be able to complete the following workouts prior to beginning the plan:

  • Swim: 50 meters or yards continuously
  • Bike: 30 minutes
  • Run or Run/Walk: 20 minutes

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Please visit us at enduranceworks.net for other training plan options and to learn more about us.

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Please note:

  • This plan starts any time and you can set it to end on race day.
  • This plan version assumes your target race is on a Saturday. If your race is on Sunday, please select our "Sunday Race" plan.

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
Swim #1

W/U:
100 any stroke, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
1 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 100 steady, r20s
1 x 200 easy pull, r20s
2 x 50 N/S, r20s
C/D: 200 easy any stroke
Total: 1,200

Sample Day 3
0:40:00

Easy ride Z1. Include 4 x 30s single leg drill each leg (alternate legs so total of 8). Focus on keeping heels flat.

Sample Day 4
0:19:59
Run / Walk

Easy Z1. Keep upper body and face relaxed. Try to run as much as possible but walk if needed.

Sample Day 5
0:30:00
Swim #2

W/U:
100 easy free, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
1 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 150 steady, r20s
2 x 100 (25 fast / 75 easy), r20s
C/D: 200 any stroke
Total: 1,200

Sample Day 6
0:40:00

Steady Z2

Sample Day 7
0:19:59

Steady Z2. Keep upper body and face relaxed. Try to run as much as possible but walk if needed.

Sample Day 9
0:30:00
Swim #1

W/U:
100 any stroke, r15s
2 x 100 side kicking drill (see embedded video), r15s
MAIN SET:
1 x 200 easy, r20s
2 x 100 steady, r20s
1 x 200 easy pull, r20s
2 x 50 N/S, r20s
C/D: 200 easy any stroke
Total: 1,200

Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS
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ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC

Krista specializes in coaching and consulting women beginner to intermediate level triathletes. Consulting services include nutrition, weight loss and training programs. Visit her at shedoestri.com.

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