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8 Week Base Training: Tri Season Prep

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8 Week Base Training: Tri Season Prep


Sarah Portella

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

This Intermediate to Advanced Base Plan is designed to get athletes prepped for triathlon training. This plan assumes that the athlete has a general understanding of triathlon training and terminology, and is capable of up to 10 hours of exercise.
This plan can be used as a solid pre-season prep, or the first eight weeks of your base phase of training.

You'll go through a progressive build (including strength training) and finish the last week out with testing to set solid numbers going into your next phase of training.
Some run and all bike workouts have been built with the TrainingPeaks Workout Builder so can be used with Zwift or downloaded to your Garmin or Wahoo head unit.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:40:00 01:50:00
Bike x3
04:40:00 03:00:00
Swim x2
01:33:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Strength x1
00:39:00 00:45:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:40:00 01:50:00
04:40:00 03:00:00
01:33:00 01:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:39:00 00:45:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Sarah Portella

Bolton Endurance Sports Training

An endurance coach since 2015, Sarah Portella has worked with athletes all over the United States helping them reach their goals. Whether you want to complete your first Ironman, or qualify for 70.3 Worlds, Coach Portella will bring out your best. She enjoys working with a wide range of athletes, from beginner to advanced.

Coach Portella believes triathlon can be balanced between career & family. Measured performance can command great results. Coach Portella also offers group and private camps.

  • 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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