Injury Prevention Strength / Base Season Triathlon

Average Weekly Training Hours 10:16
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 10:16
Training Load By Week

Transition season plan emphasizing more core and strength than enduance volume.
Exercises focus on injury prevention by utilizing many stabilizer muscles and single leg exercises.
Core work balances work of anterior and posterior musle groups.
Quality Swim, Bike and Run over Quantity during this plan.
Watch and listen to Coach Casey's summary of the plan here:

Sample Day 1
1650yd catch drill plus mini band leg drag

100 pull no paddles w/ buoy
5 X 50 yard catch drill: you can use fins as mentioned in the video to help you focus on the drill without losing momentum in the water.
20 sec rest between each 50
5 X 50 swim no equipment - focus on using technique from catch drill without so much exaggeration. 20 sec rest
10 X 25 leg drag using mini band twisted to a figure 8 around your ankles.
200 swim
200 pull w/ buoy no paddles
200 swim moderate effort putting the drill to action.
8 X 25 yd kick with board

Sample Day 1
Shoulder strengthening exercises

Do these exercises with a light resistance band building up to a moderate resistance after a few weeks of doing these exercises 2-3 a week.
Start off doing one set of 15 per arm week one.
Weeks 2-4 - two sets per arm
After 4 weeks you can being 3 sets per arm.

Sample Day 1
'The Crowie' Core Routine (need stability ball)

Need a stability ball (med size) All exercises are demonstrated in this 2 min video ___________________________________________ 2 X 12 reps (single leg moves do 12 per leg) __________________________________________ - Stability ball push up > pike > pull in (do each of 3 moves in sequence. 3 moves X 4 = 12) - Single leg lift keeping hips stable (start position on back with feet on ball) - Hands to feet pass with ball - Knee drive to chest from forearms on ball - Straight leg hip lift with heels on ball - Hamstring pull in - Forearm plank spiderman (drive knee to elbow and alternate) * on mat, not ball - Explosive push up - Box Jump (use 12 or 18 inch box. Jump from deep squat/ land cushioned and soft - quiet land) *Can modify and do controlled step ups without jumping for non-impact option.

Sample Day 2
At home leg strength work

Do one set of mini band as warm up:
- 15 lateral walks each direction
- 15 front kicks
- 15 rear kicks
- 15 cross body kicks
Main set 5 exercises, 12-15 reps 2 sets:
- squats holding one 15-20 lb dumb bell with both hands at chest height
- hamstring pull in with stability ball
- lateral step up to chair or box holding 15lb in opposite hand. Engage core tightly!
- walking lunges holding 10-15 lbs in each hand
- spider man plank (12 reps knee to outside elbow)
- single leg deadlift holding 15lb in opposite hand tipping forward in airplane motion with leg extended to the back. Low back flat like a table top.

Sample Day 2
30-45 min easy zone 2 spin with drills

Keep it in Zone 2 today. Spin easy with cadence 90 for the first 10 minutes. Drills: 1 min Single leg drills / 4 reps each leg 5 min easy spin with top of the pedal drill. Focus smooth full circle pedal stroke with a primary focus on the scraping from your heel then completing the power stroke with the top of the stroke keeping power! repeat both drills once spin easy to the end pulling all the technique together.

Sample Day 3
30 min Zone 2 run with drills

Sample Day 3
1800 yds alternating 150s

150 yds each X 4 sets: Pull with buoy NO paddles (Hard effort) Pull with Buoy AND paddles (EZ) Swim (EZ 50, Hard 50, EZ 50)

Heather Casey
Peak State Fit

Athletes who work with a coach are more likely to see progress and goal achievement than athletes who train on their own. During your free consultation, we’ll identify what’s holding you back and goals you’d like to achieve. Then we go to work putting a plan in place to get you to your dreams. Heather’s philosophy of progressing an athlete at their individual pace effectively creates a plan based on metrics but grounded by lifestyle. Each athlete has a path and no two are alike!