Triathlon Base Period 10.5-12 hrs/wk

This is Joe Friel's Base Period plan intended for the more advanced triathlete who trains 10 to 12 hours in a week. At the conclusion of this 12-week plan you will be ready to begin training for your first A-priority race using a Build-Peak-Race Period plan. Select this next plan based on your A race--Olympic, half-iron or Ironman. Strength training is not included in this plan in order to hold down the weekly volume. But if you decide to add it follow the mehodology as described in The Triathlete's Training Bible (Chapter 13). You are encouraged to contact if you have questions on anything related to your training A coach will get back to you. (For detailed description of how to set your zones for heart rate, power or pace go to and click on USING HR, POWER AND PACE (PDF) under my picture.)

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