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Triathlon & Duathlon Training Plans
For the self-coached athlete who wants guidance, without needing a personal coach. 4 to 24 Week Training Plans Designed by Triathlon Plus Magazine Coaching Editor Phil Mosley. All served on the Training Peaks software platform
Our digital online triathlon training plans are for athletes who don’t feel the need for a personal coach, but who still want the structure and planning of an expertly written training program. Research has shown that you are twice as likely to reach your goals if you train with a structured plan.
They are written by Ironman Certified Coach Phil Mosley, who has designed hundreds of expert features and training plans for magazines such as Cycling Weekly, Triathletes World and Triathlon Plus.
They cater for beginner, intermediate and advanced amateur athletes over all formats of triathlon and duathlon. With over 80 different training programmes, we're confident you'll find one that suits your needs.
Why We Use Training Peaks For Our Training Plans
Our plans are delivered using Training Peaks online software. At it’s most basic level it’s a training calendar that enables you to view your planned workouts and record your completed sessions. You can view your planned sessions online or you can have them emailed to you whenever you choose. Using your training zones (provided) you simply do the planned workouts each day. If you can't do your workout on a given day, you can drag and drop it into another day in the same week.
It's free to use when you purchase one of our training plans - you'll be asked to sign up for a free Training Peaks account in the checkout process.
Training Peaks can be used on PC, Mac, smart phones and tablets and it can sync to most commercially available training devices including Garmin, SRM, Stages, Suunto, Polar and Timex Ironman. It can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be.
You can simply choose to view and record your training via the calendar, and drag and drop workouts within a week to suit your availability. Or if you’re a more analytical Training Peaks has a wealth of functions that enable you to track your training progress. You can click on a completed workout and view your route, heart rate, power and pace data in relation to your personal Training Zones. Or you can use metrics such as Training Stress Score, Intensity Factor and Variability Index to monitor your fatigue and intensity. There is also a “Dashboard” function where you can view a wealth of graphs and tables showing how you’re progressing over time, such as the Performance Management Chart.
As coaches, Training Peaks enables us to set you in-depth training plans in a way that other formats do not facilitate. For example, we can attach images and descriptions to a swim workout to describe your swim technique drills properly. What’s In A Training Program?
What's Included In A Triathlon Training Plan?
We have over 60 duathlon and triathlon training plans ranging from 4-weeks to 6 months in length. Weekly training hours differ throughout the plans, depending on the event you’re training for and you’re current level (beginner, intermediate or advanced amateur). Generally, every fourth week is an active recovery phase, designed to keep you fit while allowing for recovery and adaptation.
Each plan is broken into different phases, depending on the duration of the program. These include the Base Phase, Build Phase, Peak Phase and Race Phase. Each phase has a different emphasis, designed to ensure you hit your peak in time for your key race. Each plan includes speed workouts, threshold workouts, aerobic endurance sessions and runs off-the-bike (for triathlon and duathlon). You can use pace, power, heart rate and perceived exertion as a measure of your intensity. Each program comes with a set of Training Zones for you to use.
Run sessions often include a technique focus point. In the second half of most triathlon and duathlon training plans, there are several "brick" workouts, which involve cycling AND running.There are race rehearsals before your key events, to help build your confidence, skill and pace awareness. And there is one simple strength and conditioning workout per week, which can be done at home or in a gym.