Olympic - I Just Want to Finish!
You've done a sprint or two, and now you're ready to step up in distance. This introductory level Olympic distance plan is straightforward and conservative. Motto: Finish the race with a smile on your face!
This plan is 8 weeks in duration and was designed by Coach Al. If you are moving up from the "Sprint" distance and want a plan that will give you that little extra, without making you feel like you're training for a longer race such as a Half Iron, this is your plan! Build fitness in a smart balanced way, without feeling like you are training full time! Each week of training includes 5 to 8 hours per week of total training hours, composed of 2 to 3 swim sessions, 3 to 4 bike and run, as well as race specific “brick” sessions. The plan also includes specific guidance for recovery and is very easy to follow. Expect to keep training "fun" with this plan, but also lift your fitness too.
As a special BONUS, each plan comes with a 30-page TRAINING GUIDE for you. You’ll get tips on race fueling, daily eating, equipment, race day execution, mental training strategies, and much much more!
Here’s what a sample week from the plan looks like in “Training Peaks”: