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8 Week Hit the Trails Off-Season Plan | HR & Power | Trail Running & MTB | Email access to coach

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8 Week Hit the Trails Off-Season Plan | HR & Power | Trail Running & MTB | Email access to coach

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Author

Karen Parnell Karen Parnell L3 BTF Coach & IRONMAN Certified

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Length

8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

The off-season is an interesting time for triathletes. Some will stretch out the season with a race or two before the shortened season finishes; others have hung up their tri-suit and are focusing on 2022.

Ultimately, there’s no ‘one rule fits all’, so you should feel free to experiment with how you spend the next few months. But note this: there’s significant evidence to suggest that mixing up your training environments is beneficial for both the pure physical improvements it can elicit and the variety of working out in different locations. It’s liberating to train over different environs. Cue – time to hit the trails and don’t be afraid to get dirty!

This eight-week training programme includes a mix of training options, including going off-road as well as your standard pool, gym and road workouts. If you can find forest trails or parks with hills, try out these locations as soon as you can. The strength benefits from training off-road can’t be replicated in an indoor environment – nature gives us such great terrain and we should use it. Lace up your trail running shoes and dust off the mountain bike for this next phase of your training.

There’s a flexibility to this plan that means it can be adapted to all levels. If you’re still new to the sport, steer towards the lower end of the workout duration scale, while advanced athletes can push themselves with longer or more challenging sessions.

The plan includes:
- MTB cycling sessions
- Trail running
- Swimming sessions with drill videos
- Strength sessions to help avoid injuries
- Email access to your coach

My name is Karen and I live in Southern Spain where I coach and run Triathlon training camps all year round (ChiliTri). So if you would like face to face coaching please get in touch. Karen is an IRONMAN® Certified Coach & British Triathlon Federation Level 3 Coach & Tutor. She is also a qualified Personal Trainer so all of the S & C sessions are tried and tested.

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Good luck with your training and triathlon event!

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x2
02:31:00 03:00:00
Run x2
01:26:00 01:10:00
Other x2
00:26:00 00:17:00
Swim x1
1,325m 1,800m
Strength x1
00:35:00 00:45:00
MTB x1
01:24:00 02:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
02:31:00 03:00:00
Run
01:26:00 01:10:00
Other
00:26:00 00:17:00
Swim
1,325m 1,800m
Strength
00:35:00 00:45:00
MTB
01:24:00 02:30:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

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Karen Parnell L3 British Triathlon & IRONMANU Certified Coach

ChiliTri

I'm Karen Parnell, IRONMAN U Certified Coach & British Triathlon Federation Level 3 High Performing Coach & Tutor. I'm also a certified NASM PT, WOWSA Level 3 Open Water Swimming Coach & 80/20 Endurance Coach. World Triathlon Coaching Female Triathletes Certified

Together we will meet your goals.

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