Intermediate Triathlon Training Phase 1 (weeks 1 - 4)

This 4 week intermediate triathlon training plan is designed for Olympic, half Ironman and Xterra distance athletes looking to project themselves to the front of the pack. Compromising of an average of 2 sessions a day, this first phase of the intermediate triathlon training plan is designed around triathletes looking to increase their aerobic capacity across all three disciplines in the pre-competition phase. Along with swim, bike and run specific sessions, a key focus in this phase of training lies on enhancing fundamental strength as a tool to increase efficiency and reduce the chance of overuse injury's occurring in the latter half of the season through two key strength sessions a week. It is suggested that athletes have a basic to advanced background of knowledge and experience on triathlon training, including an understanding in training with heart rate zones.

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