Long Distance Triathlon - Training camp / 'Big Week' (advanced)

Average Weekly Training Hours 27:27
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 27:27
Training Load By Week

Designed by Steve Lumley (BTF L3 coach, MSc). This plan draws on Steve’s 21+ years of long distance triathlon experience, including 32 Iron distance races and 5 Hawaii qualifications. He has coached athletes to hundreds of IM finishes. These have ranged from novice to elite and include several Hawaii world championship qualifications. Steve has been a full time professional coach for nearly a decade, working with all athletes from elite to novice. He runs several training camps every year.

This plan is targeted at an experience long distance triathlete who needs a schedule for a one to two week training camp or ‘big week’ of training...The plan provides a two week camp schedule, biased towards biking and focussing on developing aerobic base and threshold. It assumes that camp location provides access to both hilly and flatter riding and open water swimming. A very easy day, or day off is recommended after 7 days, if on a two week 'camp'...

As an added bonus, purchase of this program includes email access to Steve for any questions that you may have about this plan or your training.

Please visit us on the web at www.steve.lumley.com or email Steve at: tricoach.lum@gmail.com

Sample Day 1
1:30:00

Aerobic endurance - 90 mins E1. Focus on maintaining high, supple cadence

Sample Day 1
0:45:00

30-45 min Open water or pool. Steady, continuous aerobic swim

Sample Day 2
1:00:00

60 mins: build to tempo/ E2b for 30, hold for 20min / 10 mins easy

Sample Day 2
2:00:00

E1 / E2. Focus on maintaining high, supple cadence

Sample Day 3
0:30:00

15 mins steady / 15 mins easy off bike

Sample Day 3
3:00:00

'Threshold' session



6 x 10 mins hill climbs



1) at AT / E3 focus on maintaining fluent cadence

2) 5mins at AT / E3, 5 mins at high cadence

3) Strength: under threshold at 50 - 60 rpm

4) over AT / E3 focus on maintaining fluent cadence

5) Strength: under threshold at 50-60 rpm

5) 5 mins under threshold, 5 mins accererate to max



Remainder aerobic / E1

Sample Day 3
1:00:00

Aerobic (OW)

Steve Lumley (MSc)
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Steve Lumley Triathlon Coaching

'Ironman' / Long distance triathlon.

Elite, draft legal triathlon from developmental to elite levels

Please contact Steve for details and costs of various levels of individual coaching.