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Bike and Run Heart Rate Based Field Tests


Veritas Endurance Coaching

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3 Weeks

Plan Description

These field-based tests are designed to establish a baseline for heart rate based training. You should be able to perfom up to 40 minutes of maximal intensity exercise safely before completing these tests. Perform the field tests as per the plan. The average heart rate from the 40 min test is approximately 97% of your aerobic threshold. The 10 min tests are to determine maximum heart rate. The accuracy to the test is contigent upon your ability to push yourself very hard and you may, in the early stages of training, lack the requesite strength required to reach a maximal effort. If you feel you did not get accurate results after 4-6 weeks, simply redo the tests during a hard workout cycle. We use Joe Friel's heart rate zones for both the bike and run for our clients on Training Peaks. All of our swimming workouts are done of of perceived exertion levels and as such do not require heart rate zones.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x2
01:35:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Swim x1
00:40:00 00:30:00
Run x1
00:35:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
01:35:00 01:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:40:00 00:30:00
00:35:00 01:00:00

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Robert Duncan

Bob Duncan Racing

Coaching: Bob Duncan Racing, Veritas endurance. Highlights include 4 IM World Championship qualifiers (6 total finishes), 3 age group USAT long course champions, 1 Chicago triathlon age group champion, Current coach Andrew Starykowicz American IM Record Holder, World REcord Holder IM Bike split
I take a no nonsense approach to training with focus on intensity over distance

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