16 & 20 Week Olympic Triathlon Training Programs and Plans

author : Ron
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Program outline of the 16 and 20 week olympic triathlon training plans.

16 Week Olympic Triathlon Plans
  

 Times per weekHours/Week
SwimBikeRun
2x Balanced2224-8
Swim Focused3225-9
Bike Focused2325-10
Run Focused2235-9
3x Balanced3336.5-12.5

All of these programs assume you can consistently do the following:

  • 40min Swim | 80min Bike | 40min Run
      
  • Balanced sports have a short and long training day.
      
  • 'Focused'  Programs will add another day to help you focus on your weak discipline OR just to do another day in the sport that you like assuming your ok in the others.
      
  • Focused programs have a medium length workout in the focused sport.
      
  • 3x has each a short, medium and long training session.
OF COURSE, the more you have time to train, the more competitive you will be ALTHOUGH doing each sport 2x/week will definitely allow you to finish comfortably.

20 Week Olympic Triathlon Plans
  

 Times per weekHours/Week
SwimBikeRun
2x Balanced2224-8
Swim Focused3225-9
Bike Focused2325-10
Run Focused2235-9
3x Balanced3336.5-12.5

All of these programs assume you can consistently do the following:

  • 40min Swim | 80min Bike | 40min Run
      
  • Balanced sports have a short and long training day.
      
  • 'Focused'  Programs will add another day to help you focus on your weak discipline OR just to do another day in the sport that you like assuming your ok in the others.
      
  • Focused programs have a medium length workout in the focused sport.
      
  • 3x has each a short, medium and long training session.
      
  • OF COURSE, the more you have time to train, the more competitive you will be ALTHOUGH doing each sport 2x/week will definitely allow you to finish comfortably.
      
  • *An EXTRA month to sustain your max minutes before your race if you have been having problems.*

*No program here or anywhere else is perfect.  Different plans work for different people.  These programs are based on our opinions, research, our personal experiences and others experience.  Please do your homework and look at other programs too (not just ours). 

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date: August 29, 2004

Ron

I started this site 10 years ago after doing my first triathlon in 2001. My goal for this site is to get people healthy and happy. I firmly believe that triathlon is the best 'sport' for your body as it has less impact then the more popular single sport(running) while incorporating your upper body from swimming allows for a balanced-body approach to fitness.

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I started this site 10 years ago after doing my first triathlon in 2001. My goal for this site is to get people healthy and happy. I firmly believe that triathlon is the best 'sport' for your body as it has less impact then the more popular single sport(running) while incorporating your upper body from swimming allows for a balanced-body approach to fitness.

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