Triathlon Foundation | Beginner | 16 Week | Offseason & Base Training w/ Strength Training
Mark SaroniAll plans by this Coach
Winning is a Mindset Not a Spot on the Podium
This plan is for a beginner level triathlete who wants to train for their first triathlon next season OR is coming off a long break from the sport. The foundation plan will start very slowly to allow new athletes to get used to a regular training routine again before they prepare for a specific race. "Train to train. Then train to race."
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- Progresses very gradually in volume & intensity
- Plan progresses from 4 ➡ 9 hours of training per week
- Works on sport specific technical limiters
- Emphasis on strength training, mobility, force generation, & aerobic conditioning
- Plan can be re-used year after year
- Best used 12 to 40 weeks out before your first triathlon
Build your Chronic Training Load in a consistent & safe manner!
- GPS watch
- Swim paddles, pull buoy, & fins
- Access to basic strength & mobility equipment (stretch cords, free weights)
- *A bike powermeter & HR monitor are recommended but not required
- Unlimited athlete-initiated email support
- Detailed workout instructions
- Intervals set to your specific training zones
- Workout exports to Garmin, Zwift, & other platforms
📩 Additional Information
How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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