Heather Casey, USAT Level IIE licensed coach designed this 16 week training plan for a 70.3 distance triathlon. You can use this plan to get strong for riding and running hills or for getting stronger to tear up those flat courses. The plan can be used for beginner (first time half distance athletes) to intermediate level. Injury prevention is the number one goal for all of Coach Heather's plans and private coaching clients. Benefit from her background as a certified strength and conditioning coach with many different core workouts infused in this training plan. Each week will feature at least one new core workout. You will have several opportunities to test your increasing fitness with a 5K run race, 10K run race, Olympic distance practice triathlon and a few open water swims with indoor alternatives.