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Xterra / Cross Tri 10 week pre race: Improver / competitor

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Xterra / Cross Tri 10 week pre race: Improver / competitor


Steve Lumley

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11 Weeks

Plan Description

Designed by the UK’s most experienced Iron-distance coach and athlete, Steve Lumley (BTF L3 coach, MSc) for age – group Xterra triathletes with limited time available.
This plan draws on Steve’s 27+ years experience of coaching and racing all triathlon distances, including 36 Iron man distance races and 5 Hawaii qualifications himself. He has coached many athletes to Xterra and Cross triathlon races at age group and elite levels, including several to Xterra Worlds.

Training plan volume is between 8 and 13 hours per week, designed on a three week mesocycle with every third week an easier, recovery week. Aimed at reasonably experienced trathletes aiming to move to cross triathlon, or those with some experience off road, aiming to improve. This plan is for the final 10 weeks leading towards your "A' race and assumes that you have 10 weeks+ of base training completed.

As an added bonus, purchase of this program can include email access to Steve for any questions that you may have about this plan or your training. Subscribe here for ongoing support:

"I bought one of your training plans a short while ago and I've been really enjoying it. It's simple but varied and I can see the focus of every session. I've been doing tri for 11 years now and virtually made no improvement - I raced an Olympic distance tri yesterday and got a pb by 29 minutes! To say I am chuffed is an understatement." (Lynne Callaghan) “Safe to say I nailed it… Entirely down to following the training you set out. I can’t thank you enough, I would never have reached my best without your help.” (Keith Sanders) Please visit us on the web at or email Steve at:

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:41:00 01:45:00
Swim x2
01:56:00 01:15:00
MTB x2
03:09:00 04:00:00
Strength x1
01:01:00 00:45:00
Bike x1
01:11:00 03:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:41:00 01:45:00
01:56:00 01:15:00
03:09:00 04:00:00
01:01:00 00:45:00
01:11:00 03:00:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Steve Lumley (MSc)

Steve Lumley Triathlon Coaching

'Ironman' / Long distance triathlon.

Elite, draft legal triathlon from developmental to elite levels

Please contact Steve for details and costs of various levels of individual coaching.

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