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Triathlon - 6 Week General Prep Phase - 140.6 Races

Includes Structured Workouts

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Maria Simone

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6 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

Creator: Maria Simone, No Limits Endurance Coaching

Length: 6 weeks

Weekly Duration (average): 7-8 hours (includes recovery weeks in average)

Ability level: Advanced beginner to intermediate

This 6-week plan is ideal for the advanced beginner or intermediate who is looking to add an additional 6 weeks of general preparation prior to starting a 24 week 140.6 training plan.

The goal of this plan is prepare the body for the longer duration of the training to come. It focuses on developing:
1) Consistency with 6 days/week of training
2) Skills relative to long course racing
3) Strength relative to swim-bike-run
4) A strong foundation for more race-specific 140.6 training

The plan includes information about how to set your zones: 1) Heart rate for bike & run; 2) Power for Bike, 3) Pace for swim & run. Bike workouts are structured by power. Run workouts are structured by heart rate.

Prior to starting this plan, you should be able to swim 1500 yards, bike 90 minutes continuously, and run 60 minutes continuously. The plan includes swim sessions 3x/week, cycling 3x/week, and running 4x/week.

In addition to the swim, bike and run sessions, this plan provides functional strength training sessions.

This plan was created by a USA Triathlon Level 2e certified coach with 10 years of coaching experience, and an athletic history that includes 10x 140.6 finishes, including the World Championships in Kona. Coach Maria is also a double iron-distance champion, and accomplished ultrarunner.

This plan does not come with regular coach correspondence. However, anyone who purchases the plan may have a one-time email consult - I recommend you take the time to review the entire plan and take note of any questions you have. Then, email them to maximize this correspondence. If you'd like a phone or video consult, you get 20% off the current rate.

Athletes who purchase this plan receive a 10% discount to join our #NLECrew, the team for endurance athletes with no limits! Visit #NLECrew for details or to sign up.

Upon purchase of the plan, you can email Maria for the code to get your club discount.

For more information about No Limits Endurance Coaching, please visit our website at

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:51:00 01:30:00
Strength x4
00:12:00 00:15:00
Bike x3
03:49:00 02:40:00
Swim x3
00:12:00 00:38:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:51:00 01:30:00
00:12:00 00:15:00
03:49:00 02:40:00
00:12:00 00:38:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Maria Simone

No Limits Endurance Coaching

What's your big dream - you know the one that makes you feel scared AND excited? Yup, that one. From big goals for the first time or a fast time, I can to help!

I coach with a holistic approach that considers your athletic ability and history, mental training, and life-training balance. We'll focus on your short and long terms goals and all available metrics to dynamically progress your training.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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  • 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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