80/20 Triathlon: Sprint Level 3 (7 to 12 Hours per Week)

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:16
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:16
Training Load By Week


80/20 Endurance

Plan Description


Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden's best-selling book 80/20 Triathlon, this plan will provide the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. Each week, cycle, and the complete 19-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.

Target Athlete


This plan is designed for serious triathletes who want to earn eternal glory by finishing their next sprint race as one of the top performers in their age group. Choose it only if you have a strong background in endurance racing and can already comfortably swim, bike, and run for an hour. The weekly training load starts at approximately 8.75 hours in Week 1 and peaks at approximately 12 hours in Week 13.

Level Guarantee


Not sure which level is right for you? Each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: if you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance category.

Support


Robust support resources and documentation for your plan, including zone guidelines, can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the authors Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.

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Sample Day 1
1:00:00
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
RSP17

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 10 x (1 minute Z4/2 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 2
1692m
STT1

250 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z3, 120" rest, 1000 yd Z1

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4
2057m
SF5

300 yd Z1, 1650 yd Z2, 300 yd Z1

Sample Day 4
0:40:00
RRe5

40 minutes Z1

David Warden
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David Warden Coaching

David is an internationally recognized coach and author with current and former clients that include World Age Group Duathlon champions, Guinness World Record triathlon holders, and multiple full and 70.3 Ironman World Championship qualifiers. He is the co-author of 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald. His personal athletic resume consists of 40 first place overall wins in triathlon and duathlon.