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Phil's Beginner Sprint Triathlon (4~5 hrs/wk) + Email Access to Coach: 12 Weeks

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Phil Mosley + Free Email Coach Support (Rated 5.0/5). MyProCoach™

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description



A Sprint Distance training plan for beginner triathletes.
Achieve your best ever race-fitness!


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Is This Plan For You?
  • Progress from 3:45 to 5:00 hrs of training per week
  • Each week has 2 swims, 2 rides, 2-3 runs,1 or 2 strength sessions and 1 day off
  • Every 4th week is active recovery
  • Regular fitness tests to track progress
  • Train using HR, Feel, Power or Pace
To start this plan you should be able to swim 800m, ride 30 mins and run 16 mins. View sample weeks below:Click below to watch a Series of 6 Short Videos from Phil about our plans:



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Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
0:54 hrs 0:35 hrs
1:14 hrs 0:50 hrs
0:54 hrs 0:40 hrs
0:59 hrs 0:40 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
0:54 hrs 0:35 hrs
1:14 hrs 0:50 hrs
0:54 hrs 0:40 hrs
0:59 hrs 0:40 hrs
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Phil Mosley

MyProCoach™

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.

Sample Day 1

0:25:00
41.6TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z1-Z2 (easy/steady).

Main Set: 
Run/jog/walk for 20 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
Get warm or dry clothes on and walk for 5 mins. Optional gentle stretching session after.

Sample Day 2

0:20:00
800m
Fitness Test: Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

This test will determine your Critical Swim Speed. Enter this in your TrainingPeaks settings (see below) to see the planned distance and duration for all swim workouts.

Warm Up:
2 x (50 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests),

Main Set:
1 x 400 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
5 mins easy active recovery,
1 x 200 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
1 min rest.

Warm Down:
100 Choice in Z2

For all swims (whether in a Yard or Meter Pool) follow the distances in the Workout Description section. There is also yard/meter button you can toggle in the Workout Details section below.

Sample Day 2

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Triathlon.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 8 (Exercise 3)
3. Bulgarian Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 4)
4. Bench Press: 3 x 10 (Exercise 14)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 16)
6. Bent Over Row: 3 x 10 (Exercise 12)
7. Mountain Climber: 3 x 8 (Exercise 24)
8. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 28)
9. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 4

0:30:00
42.3TSS
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you to set your power or heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up:
5 mins in Z2. 

Main Set:
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Note: Alternatively, if you have a bike training device with its own "FTP" test protocol, you could use that instead.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 4

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Triathlon.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 14 (Exercise 1)
2. Alternate Lunge: 3 x 9 (Exercise 5)
3. Step Up: 3 x 8 (Exercise 7)
4. Push Up: 3 x 12 (Exercise 13)
5. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 3 x 7 (Exercise 11)
6. Dumbbell Pullover: 3 x 10 (Exercise 15)
7. Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 (Exercise 18)
8. Side Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 23)
9. Sit-Up: 3 x 10 (Exercise 27)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 5

0:20:00
800m
Pool Swim: Aerobic Endurance

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, and will progress in duration. The goal is to build your endurance ensuring you can easily swim the distance on race day and still have lots of energy left for the ride and run.
Warm Up:
1 x (100 FS in Z2 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 Drill* in Z2 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 Pull in Z2 + 15 secs rest).

Main Set:
1 x (100 Pull in Z2 + 20 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z3 + 25 secs rest),
1 x (100 Pull in Z2 + 20 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z3 + 25 secs rest).

Warm Down:
1 x (50 Choice in Z2 + 50 FS in Z2).

Sample Day 6

0:16:00
20.6TSS
Aerobic Endurance Run

A steady run, mainly in Z2. You should be able to chat at this intensity. This is your long run for the week and it will progress in duration. They will gradually build your endurance.

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