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Can you tell me which tri distance the 6 month beginner plan is aimed at?




  • Jamie220Jamie220 Posts: 168

    Hi Laura, it's designed for beginners attempting their first sprint and Olympic distance race this summer.

    You can find lots more distance-specific training plans here:


    Good luck!

  • Hi,

    I can't help but think I'm missing something here as all the swim plans seem much shorter than the time specified (and I am not a quick swimmer). For example:

    Wk1 Monday: 30 min Swim as 50m easy warmup; 16x25m on 30 sec rest/interval; 50m cool-down.

    I swim about 2.30min / 100m so even including the intervals the above is barely 20 mins... 50m = 1.15min short warm up), 16x25m = 8-10 mins + 8 mins rest, 50m = 1.15min short cool-down). Total circa 18mins.

    This is the first time I've ever looked at a trip training plan so am sure I'm being daft... can someone just point me in the right direction please?


  • MGD111MGD111 Posts: 1
    I have the same issue as Paul below. Please could you clarify?

    Also the following is confusing to me;

    30min swim as easy warm-up; 25m,

    50m, 75m, 150m, 75m, 50m, 25m all on 30secs

    rest/interval; cool-down

    45min bike/run as warm-up; Race

    simulation: 10km bike, 2.5km run; cool-down - Do I 45mins before simulation or this is the simulation??

    30min swim as warm-up; 50m easy,

    1 x 400m timed effort; 50m cool-down
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