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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

L1 USAT coach and L3 USAC coach that works with Bolton Endurance Sports Training. Learn how to reach your goals with the time you have available to train - triathlon can be balanced between career and family. Measured performance can command great results.

My coaching, training plans, and camps can help you reach and increase your knowledge of your chosen sport and train more efficiently.

  • 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.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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