Advanced Xterra Triathlon Base Program 2.0 - 10 weeks

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 12:04

This Training Program is aimed at the Advanced Xterra Triathlete who wants to build a good aerobic base before the Pre-Season phase of the training year.
This program is 10 weeks long: 1 Test Week, 8 Training Weeks, 1 Re-Test Week.

Training time builds from 11 hours and 55 minutes in the 1st training week to a maximum of 14 hours and 55 minutes in 8th training week.
After completing the initial test week, capture your data on our website: https://multisportcoaching.co.za/performance-data/
This is a free service.

After completing the initial test week, capture your data on our website: https://multisportcoaching.co.za/performance-data/
Your training zones will be adjusted.
This is also a free service.

Requirements for this program – You will need to have access to a 400m running track and Swimming Pool in the Test and Re-Test Weeks.

As the program is Heart Rate based, you have to have a Heart Rate Monitor. We whole-heartedly (See what we did there?) recommend the POLAR brand.

You should also include Flexibility and Core Training sessions when doing Endurance training.
A Basic Flexibility program is available for download with this program.
A Basic Core Strength program is also available for download with this program.

Sample Day 1
0:51:00
85.4TSS
Run Test - MAF

Download the attached PDF document for instructions on how to complete this test.

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
47.5TSS
Bike Endurance

WU:
10 mins Z1

MS:
45 mins MAF

LD:
5 mins Z1

Sample Day 3
1:15:00
75TSS
Bike Test - 20 min FTP

Download the PDF attached

WU:
20 mins easy
3 x 1 min "wind up's" with a 1 min easy between (100 RPM pedal cadence)
5 mins easy spin

MS:
5 mins all out (hard at first, but not so hard that you can't complete the effort)
10 mins easy
20 mins TT effort (like the previous 5-minute all out effort, keep in control, hard but steady, you don't want to over cook it and die at the end)

LD:
15 mins easy spin

Sample Day 4
0:30:00
22.5TSS
Medium Run

WU:
10 mins Z1

MS:
15 mins MAF

LD:
5 mins Z1

Sample Day 5
0:45:00
2000m
Swim: CSS Test

Download attached PDF
WU: (Warm Up)

200m swim long and easy
200m kick with a board
200m swim at a medium pace
100m kick with a board
6 x 50m building to race pace on 60 secs

Rest 1 min

MS: (Main Set)
400m Time Trial
Rest 1 min
200m swim long and easy
Rest 1 min
200m Time Trial

LD: (Loosen Down)
200m swim long and easy

Sample Day 6
2:00:00
100TSS
Bike Endurance

2 hours MAF

Sample Day 8
0:50:00
2500m
Swim Drills and Kicking

WU:
300m swim
300m pullbouy
300m kick

MS:
13 x 100m (25m kick no board, 50m Catch Up drill, 25m swim)

LD:
300m easy swim

Coach Shamus
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I have been an active participant for almost 40 years.
I have competed in the World Championships at an age group level in 1993 & 1994. In 1995 was an Elite for Olympic Distance triathlon.
I was also selected for duathlon and long distance triathlon.
Represented Polar Heart Rate monitors for 5 years, so the measure of all my training programs is Heart Rate based.
First qualified as a coach in 1993.
I studied Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria 1991 to 1994.