Beginner training plan 70.3

Help formulating a training plan 0f around 20 weeks

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05/01/2020 at 21:49

Hi all. Last year I got back on my bike to raise money for an Eating Disorder Charity. I trained pretty well (in my opinion) and completed a 100 mile Sportive raising in excess of £1500.00.

This year I want to up the ante a bit and do a Half distance triathlon. I need help formulating a training plan to help me get ready for the event I am doing in June. All the training plans I can find online are in my opinion over complex. I am looking to complete the event not to race. The gym I use has a 25 metre competition pool that opens early and late for lane swimming and plenty of very high spec indoor bikes and treadmills so I will not have any problems accessing training time. Even in winter. That said where possible my training will be done outdoors. When spring comes around I hope to integrate Open Water swimming into my training plan. Again I am fortunate to have a great site near by for this

I reckon I could probably allow between 10 to 20 hours a week training.

Please can anyone help or point me in the right direction

Kind regards DJ

Edited: 05/01/2020 at 21:50
21/01/2020 at 11:59

My advice as a Tri Coach is to join your local club. You don't need to be fast, just enthusiastic, which you clearly are by asking for advice and being prepared to dedicate over 10 hours a week to training, (which is more than average). I always point people in the direction of the 220 plan as it is very 'do-able' as it only gives 4 key sessions per week. Anything on top of the plan should be done as easy sessions, or technique based sessions, so that you can do the 4 set sessions properly.

http://www.220triathlon.com/downloads/MiddleDistanceTriathlonTrainingPlan.pdf

21/01/2020 at 12:25

Thanks for your reply graykay and sound advice. I think before getting too caught up in the "Plan" thing I should as you say join a local club and take it from there.

Best regards

DJ

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