Olympic Base Period (Over 50) 10-12hrs/wk.

This 12-week plan guides the OVER 50-year-old, intermediate (more than 1 year in the sport), Olympic-distance (S-1500m/B-40k/R-10k) triathlete through the Base period in preparation for moving up to the Build period. The only difference between this and the UNDER 50 plan by the same name is how often recovery weeks are scheduled. In this plan they are every third week. In the UNDER 50 plan they every fourth week. This plan uses the principles described in Joe's Triathlete's Training Bible. Start this plan 20 to 24 weeks before your first A-priority race. To start this plan you should be able to swim, bike or run about an hour. Weekly hours range from 10 to 12 with 7-hour rest and test weeks every third week which help to gauge your progress. The plan is simple to follow using every day language to make your training easy. Your swim, bike, and run training zones (heart rate, power, and pace) should be set before starting the plan. (For a detailed description of how to set your zones go to http://www.trainingbible.com/joesblog/2009/11/quick-guide-to-setting-zones.html.)

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