I finally finished our triathlon training program! Now don't think that I am some genius who should be a running/triathlon coach, I definitely had some help from this online training website that I found.
I used the 10 week Sprint distance training program, for beginners, as a guide while writing up our plan for our first triathlon! I'm not sure why it is called a 10 week training program since it does include the week of your triathlon which would make it 11 weeks, oh well! Our training time frame is actually 12 weeks so I just repeated the last week of the one I found online.
Other than the biking distances, I didn't really follow any of the distances established in the online program. I used the days that the plan had for each sport with the exception of the long rides and long runs, I switched the days!
If you would like to see what we are going to be up to for the next 3 months, here you go:
If all goes according to plan we should be able to accomplish everything on this training schedule! The only thing that may need to be arranged are some of the running sessions after our half marathons and the long bike after Seneca 7. I'm also not thrilled that the week of our triathlon is the first week of Marathon training, but Mike and I will have enough of a base that it shouldn't hold us back too much.
The "off" days may not be completely off as we go along. I need to keep up my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and we do want to try Crossfit sometime! We are most likely going to lift on the days that we swim too so that we aren't just driving to the gym to swim a few hundred yards.
I'm really excited about this and I can't wait to start training! I did have to print out the plan, though, since I thought we were swimming today, not running. Oops! I don't have it memorized, yet.
A good bet for all of our friends and family over the next few months (and even after that since we will be training for Wineglass at that point), if you want to see us come swim, bike or run with us! A few of you are doing just that!
Have you ever developed your own training plan from scratch or do you use online programs as a guide?