Completing a triathlon takes strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility. Triathlon training is balanced, whole-body training. In other sports you may wind up building strength in some areas, while accruing weaknesses in others. Triathletes get body benefits from running, cycling, and swimming, and as a result are lean and fit from head to toe.

 

After the sprint-distance triathlon, many athletes have their sights set on an Olympic distance event. If that's your goal, then this comprehensive program is for you.

This Olympic distance triathlon plan starts with an assessment week to dial in your swim, bike, and run training parameters. You begin by building a solid base and move gradually into tempo and speed work. The program culminates with a peak week. As always, the key to success is your commitment to consistency.
 
Stay focused! Be healthy, train smart, and have fun.

 

Week 1, Day 5

 

Swim : Sprint: 1650 (technique)
Duration (P): 0:35:00
Distance (P): 1650 yards
 
Workout Description:
 
Warm up:
  • 200 free
  • 50 kick
  • 100 free

 

Main set:
5x50 as
  • 25 kicking on side
  • 25 free
 
8x50 as
  • 25 left armonly
  • 25 free
  • 25 right arm only
  • 25 free
 
3x 50 as
  • 25 catch­up drill
  • 25 swim

 

3x 50 as
  • 25 fist drill
  • 25 swim

 

150 kick
 
Cool down:
200 easy
Topic: