This is a one-week plan to be used by the triathlete who has just completed a short-course triathlon (sprint- or Olympic-distance). The plan starts on the Monday following the race and takes the user safely, day-by-day through a gradual return to normal training. Training volume gradually increases with changes in intensity remaining small throughout. The emphasis is on physical and mental recovery, skill enhancement and aerobic endurance fitness. At the end of this one-week plan the athlete will be ready to start Base 3 or Build 1 training (see The Triathlete's Training Bible for periodization details) in preparation for the next race of the season.