This plan is a 12 week competition phase plan for athletes who are competing in their 1st sprint distance triathlon over the sprint distance triathlon. It is based on developing power at aerobic capacity using a blend interval and continuous training sessions. The mid week bike sessions are short and designed to be achievable on indoor trainers with limited time.
The program splits into 3x4 weeks blocks. . The 2nd block on fatigue resistance and power at V02 max. The 3rd develops speed endurance over the race distance. At the end of the 12 weeks the athlete should start a 10day taper before the A race day.
This could be done by repeating week 4 but removing 50% of the volume.
The swim sessions focus in developing lactic tolerance and speed endurance but due to it's highly personal nature does not include any stroke development, however this could be integrated into the warm up.
Most bike sessions would be best done on indoor trainer but could be done outdoors. Effort is described by Heart zone and rate of perceived exertion (0-10 scale). Zone and rpe descriptions are attached to week one.
The second block of 4 weeks utilises vV02 training. Whilst this is proven to be a highly effective training method, it does require a track and pace watch. A very accurate idea of how far you are running is essential.
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800m swim building z1-3
4x50m as first 1/4 of each rep is max effort then cruise remaining distance RI 20s
10X100M @ GP-5s/100m RI 45s
Run a rolling course that is off road. Start relaxed and easy. gradually increase pace until Hr is steady at around zone 3 or 70-75% HRM
w/up- 7mins building through z2-3 3x30s spin@100rpm 30 easy main set: 15X 1MIN@ zone4 (9/10rpe) / 1MIN w/down easy pedalling
1st 15 mins run @ zone 2 building HR gradually to zone 3(7/10rpe )
Run a rolling course that is off road. Start relaxed and easy. gradually increase pace until Hr is steady at around zone 3 or 7/10rpe
8x100 15RI w/up building to race pace for last rep 2x400M @race pace with 30 recovery easy swim cool down
90 min @ z2 possibly rising to z3 on climbs
Practise riding at a range of cadences but focus in particular on the lower cadences of around 75-80rpm.