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Advanced Sprint Distance Triathlon - 22-week plan (Bike Power, Run Pace)

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Advanced Sprint Distance Triathlon - 22-week plan (Bike Power, Run Pace)

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Author

Mikael Eriksson

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Length

22 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

This plan is for experienced athletes looking for their highest level of performance in Sprint distance triathlon.

To start this plan, you should be able to train consistently around 9-11 hours per week. "Advanced" doesn't mean you have to be very fast, but refers to the level of volume and intensity you're able to do consistently. You need to be able to train day in day out at a pretty solid volume, and to be able to handle at least 3 (one each in swimming, cycling, and running) intense workouts per week. If you can do that, then you will be able to follow this plan, and it will help you make big improvements in your Sprint Distance performances.

The plan contains instructions and options for shortening/extending certain workouts, so you can tweak the overall volume of the plan up or down based on your needs. On average, the plan has 13h20m of training per week, but depending on how you choose to do the aforementioned "Adjustable Duration" workouts, you may average anywhere from 12h to 14h45m. The plan starts at 9h20m (+- about 1h) and the biggest week(s) of the plan is 16h (from 14h25m to 17h45m).

The plan includes home-based Strength and Conditioning workouts.

There are 23 videos included in the plan, one for each week plus an introductory video, to help you execute the plan optimally.

The workouts are prescribed based on power for cycling and pace for running, as well as on perceived effort using cues like "easy", "moderate", "hard" and RPE (Rating of Perceived Exertion) ratings like "4/10" and "7/10".

This plan is also available as versions based on run power instead of pace to guide intensity. See https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/mikael-eriksson.

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ABOUT THE COACH:
Mikael Eriksson is the founder and head coach of Scientific Triathlon, a coaching business that provides world-class individual coaching to athletes of all levels, as well as top-rated training plans that have been used by over 2500 athletes in all corners of the world. He is also the host of the podcast That Triathlon Show.

TESTIMONIALS FOR MIKAEL'S TRAINING PLANS:

User ratings (out of 5.0 as a maximum) of some of my other plans Training Peaks (as of 2022-07-05)

Advanced Olympic Distance (Power and Pace based): 5.0 (4 ratings)
Advanced Half Distance (Power and Pace based): 4.86 (21 ratings)
Advanced Full Distance (Power and Pace based): 4.77 (13 ratings)

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A few sample testimonials are found below. For more, refer to https://scientifictriathlon.com/plans/
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Qualified for the World Championships - YAY YAY YAY!

I used the Advanced Half Distance training plan and achieved lots of improvements in all three disciplines and qualification for the World Championships! My training got more consistent and more varied compared to what I was doing before, and the Youtube videos answered any additional questions I had and gave me great guidance.
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Vanessa Semadeni
48, Switzerland
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A night and day difference and a 50-minute PB

Going from my own Excel spreadsheet training plan to the Advanced Full Distance plan was a night and day difference. There is a logical approach to training with a rounded approach, doing doubles, running on tired legs, building the endurance. It's all been an incredible improvement, and I managed to set a 50-minute PB in IM Arizona!
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James Tillman
45, United States
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Definitely go for it - great buy!

I used the Advanced Olympic Distance plan and really liked it. I found that it gave me consistency without having a coach by holding me accountable. I would definitely recommend going for this plan. The length of the plan, the progression, all the detailed instructions - great buy.
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Matevz Slapnicar
52, from Slovenia living in Australia
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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
03:27:00 01:30:00
Bike x4
05:44:00 03:00:00
Swim x3
03:12:00 01:20:00
Strength x2
00:58:00 00:40:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
03:27:00 01:30:00
Bike
05:44:00 03:00:00
Swim
03:12:00 01:20:00
Strength
00:58:00 00:40:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • GPS

All supported devices

Mikael Eriksson - Founder of Scientific Triathlon, Podcaster at That Triathlon Show

Scientific Triathlon

With all the athletes I coach, I have three goals:

-Improve the athlete's performance
-Increase the motivation and enjoyment the athlete gets from the sport
-Provide 100% personalized feedback, mentoring and support. Essentially, teach my athletes to be able to self-coach, should they so desire.

I have coached complete beginners to finish their first sprint and Olympic triathlons, and helped intermediate/advanced athletes qualify for World Championships and reach age group wins and podiums.


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  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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