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18 week HALF DISTANCE TRI Plan (cap required hours = 12:00)

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18 week HALF DISTANCE TRI Plan (cap required hours = 12:00)


Paul Duncan

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18 Weeks

Plan Description

This program is designed for the beginner/intermediate triathlete training for a half distance triathlon.

The peak required time investment for this program is about 12 hours. This program can be used by someone training for their first triathlon or someone looking to score a personal best.

It is recommended that you start with a base of about 5-6 hours per week of training before starting out this program.

The program uses heart rate zones as your guide. If you would like further guidance on heart rate zone testing, contact Paul Duncan at

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:55:00 02:00:00
Bike x3
03:46:00 04:00:00
Swim x2
01:46:00 01:20:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:55:00 02:00:00
03:46:00 04:00:00
01:46:00 01:20:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Paul Duncan

USAT Certified
Qt2 Sytems Level 1
ORR Level III (Expert)

Multi-sport coach.

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