The Olympic triathlon training plan is 16 weeks in length. The base phase is six weeks long and the build and peak phases five weeks apiece. Weeks 4, 8, and 12 are recovery weeks and the final one is a taper week.
Should you train for an Olympic-Distance Triathlon?
- You bet. You can get away with a lack of training in a short race. That won’t work when the distance is doubled. The No. 1 rule when moving from a sprint to Olympic-distance triathlon is to give yourself enough training time.
- 1 How long does it take to prepare for an Olympic triathlon?
- 2 How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
- 3 What is a good time for a beginner Olympic triathlon?
- 4 How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
- 5 Can you train for a triathlon in 3 months?
- 6 How much do triathletes train?
- 7 How often do triathletes swim?
- 8 How many times a week do triathletes run?
- 9 How long should a 1500m swim take?
- 10 How old is Duffy?
- 11 Why is Olympic triathlon so short?
- 12 How fast do Olympic triathletes swim?
- 13 Are Olympic triathlons healthy?
How long does it take to prepare for an Olympic triathlon?
For a beginner who has some recent background in fitness or sport, we suggest you give yourself at least 16 weeks to get fit and ready for an Olympic triathlon. The sooner you start, the more time you have to build up your fitness gradually. Fitness adaptations take weeks and months to occur, rather than days.
How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
That’s three to four hours per week. Well folks, experience has told us over and over again that that’s all you need to do a sprint or a standard-distance duathlon. For the Olympic-distance triathlon, add another 1-2 hours per week.
What is a good time for a beginner Olympic triathlon?
Amateur athletes should focus on keeping their first transition under 1:30 and their second transition under 1:00. Their swim time should be less than 35 minutes, their bike time less than an hour and 35 minutes, and their run time should be less than 50 minutes.
How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
More to Chew On The distances essentially double—an Olympic-distance triathlon includes a 0.93-mile (1.5K) swim, a 24.8-mile (40K) bike and a 6.2-mile (10K) run. It’s just far enough to challenge you without making your training feel overwhelming.
Can you train for a triathlon in 3 months?
A training program designed for first-time or returning triathletes to get ready for a sprint triathlon in three months. Triathlon Magazine Canada is sharing a three month training program to get new (or returning) athletes successfully to their first sprint distance triathlon.
How much do triathletes train?
The truth is that most age group triathletes excel with around 9-14 hours per week of training. You can accomplish a lot with 10 hours a week if you stay focused, put everything into your intervals and cut out all the junk miles and wasted time like long bike stop groups and hanging out in the locker room to talk.
How often do triathletes swim?
In my experience working with close to 500 triathletes over the past 10 years, most age group triathletes swim about 2-4 hours a week (10,000 yards or less). The bottom line is triathletes do not swim enough for the distances they compete.
How many times a week do triathletes run?
A rule of thumb is three times per week to maintain performance and four to five to get faster. But more important than frequency and volume is intensity. Our bodies can only handle so much volume before performance stalls.
How long should a 1500m swim take?
You basically go for as many laps as you can in 30 min. While there is a debate on the true value of this swim as it’s directed by most non-TI masters coaches, if you swim at a pace of 2:00 per 100m, then you should make 1500m in 30 min.
How old is Duffy?
Alistair Brownlee: Targeting a new world record in Ironman-length triathlon. The Ironman distance is a breath-taking 2.4 mile (3.86 km) swim, 112-mile cycle (180.25 km), and 26.2 mile (42.20 km) run. The 2008 Olympic champion triathlete Jan Frodeno is the current owner of the fastest time – 7 hours and 35 minutes.
Why is Olympic triathlon so short?
The true answer is that most new triathletes want shorter swims. They’re afraid of the swim, so keeping it short is good for the new crowd. You occasionally see races with different proportions, but races need to attract newer racers and newer racers want short swims.
How fast do Olympic triathletes swim?
Only 25% of the women triathletes swam under 1h12 min (or 1:54 min/100m) and 75% under 1h29 min (or 2:20 min/100m). The average Ironman swim time for men is 1h18 min (or 2:03 min/100m). Only 25% of the men triathletes swam under 1h09 min (or 1:49 min/100m) and 75% under 1h25 min (or 2:15 min/100m).
Are Olympic triathlons healthy?
With that said, triathlon is a healthy sport to participate in due to its positive impact on our cardiovascular health, brain health and bone health.