This plan was designed by Joe Friel for the advanced Olympic-distance triathlete who trains with a powermeter and whose goal is to be competitive in his or her age group in a race in 12 weeks. The plan is based on the training principles and methods in Joe's book, The Triathletes Training BIble. Be sure to also read Training With Power at www2.trainingbible.com (click on Free Resources).
Weekly volume in most weeks is around 12-13 hours including 4-5 swims, bikes and runs each week plus strength maintenance once weekly. To start this plan you should be in at least your second year of racing having trained at 10 or more hours weekly in previous seasons.