Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's best-selling book 80/20 Running, and followup book 80/20 Triathlon, this Sprint Level 0 training plan will prepare the athlete to complete their first triathlon. Each week, cycle, and the complete 12-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle. This plan is intended for athletes with a goal to finish their first triathlon, and can already comfortably swim and run for 45 minutes, and cycle for an hour prior to beginning Week 1. It has been periodized into a General and Specific phase.
Please note that in this plan the swim is prescribed by distance, and the bike and run by time, therefore the preview below will not reflect the plan's complete time and distance.
Supporting resources and documentation for your plan, including Zone guidelines, can be found at http://mattfitzgerald.org/8020training/
Athletes who purchase an 80/20 plan also receive a free 1-month membership to Team IronCowboy, an endurance community with unlimited access to 30 triathlon and run plans, coach support, private forums, training videos, and more. Team IronCowboy members also receive a free TrainingPeaks.com Premium membership, where they can load any of the Team IronCowboy training plans. See http://mattfitzgerald.org/8020training/ for details on how to take advantage of this offer.
As a new publication, early purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the co-author, David Warden, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.