Triathlon: Base Period (Winter, Off-Season) Training, Phase 1: 4.75 to 9.5 hrs/wk
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This 10-week plan is base training for fit athletes. Before beginning the plan, you are training approximately five hours per week. This training includes one or two days of each swimming (on your own or with a masters group), cycling (indoors or outdoors) and running. Before beginning the plan, you are capable of swimming for 30 to 45 minutes, running 45 minutes and riding 1:00. The first week of training shown on the Plan Preview seems manageable to you.
The first training block is four weeks long, followed by two, three-week blocks. Training begins at 6:00 hours per week and progresses to about 9:30 in the longest week. Your longest run progresses to 1:15 and includes the beginning of lactate threshold training. Your long bike ride progresses to 2:00. Testing days are included as benchmarks of progress.
This plan is perfect for the athlete looking to build or maintain fitness.
The plan “Triathlon Base Training, Phase 2: 4.75 to 10.75 hours per week” is designed to follow this plan.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|1:45 hrs||1:15 hrs|
|1:25 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|1:35 hrs||1:15 hrs|
|1:45 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:45 hrs||1:15 hrs|
||1:25 hrs||0:45 hrs|
||1:35 hrs||1:15 hrs|
||1:45 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor