This 12 week training plan, written by former Duathlon National Champion, coach, and Duathlon.com founder Eric Schwartz, is for the intermediate to experienced duathlete looking for peak performance in a 5k run, 34k bike (or 30k), 5k run or similar distance duathlon. This plan is a great fit for athletes training for the 2014 USAT Duathlon National Championships.
I've coached several gold, silver, and bronze medalists at the Duathlon World Championships, and I would feel comfortable giving them this plan to earn another medal.
Athletes using this plan should have a minimum of 2-3 years of multisport experience and should have a solid training base. This plan contains a significant quantity of training intensity.
Mondays are generally day off/recovery days, and approximately 3 days of each week include both a bike and run workout.
The plan includes some flexibility in training time and workouts. Following the minimum workout requirements requires 7.5-10 hours of training per week. Doing the maximum requires 9-12 hours per week.
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If you additional questions about this plan email at Eric.Boulder@gmail.com and I'll respond quickly.