Fremantle Triathlon Club has free training plans that are available to any member at any time. Now is the perfect time to start training for your next event. Currently we have the following plans:
- Ironman (Intermediate/Advanced) 16 weeks
- 70.3 (Intermediate/Advanced) 16 weeks
- Olympic (Novice/Low Volume) 12 weeks
- Olympic (Intermediate/Advanced) 12 weeks
Each plan runs for a fixed duration so we need to know which race you would like the plan to end at. As a club we focus on a few races each year (Ironman/70.3 Western Australia, Bunbury Olympic, and 70.3 Busselton), which the vast majority of members peak for. For these events, we will post on the members Facebook page when the plan is starting. If you would like to use a plan for another event please contact us via the userform below so we can schedule the dates correctly for your TP account.
The plans require a TrainingPeaks account (free) that is linked to FTC’s coaching account. TrainingPeaks is a popular software for scheduling and analysing your training. More on how to set up your account below.
Our triathlon plans are developed by internationally renowned coaches Mikael Eriksson and Lachlan Kerin of Scientific Triathlon. Mikael Eriksson is best known as the host of the weekly training podcast titled That Triathlon Show. Lachlan Kerin is a Triathlon Australia qualified coach and has been racing as a professional long-course triathlete for the last six years.
Two Olympic plans available depending on your ability, each running for 12 weeks.
This 12 week Olympic plan is designed for novices or those finishing in the bottom 25% of the field. The following table outlines the average number of sessions per week and time dedicated to each discipline per week.
|2 sessions (2hrs)||2 (3.5hrs)||2 (2hrs)||6 (7.5hrs)|
This 12 week Olympic plan is designed for intermediate/advanced athletes. The plan caters for low and high volume athletes. A high-volume athlete would likely do all sessions in the plan, but an athlete with less time to train will get some information on what to prioritise. The following table outlines the average number of sessions per week and time dedicated to each discipline per week.
|2-3 sessions (2.75hrs)||2-4 (4.5hrs)||2-4 (3hrs)||6-9 (10hrs)|
Ironman & 70.3 Plans
There are separate Ironman and 70.3 plans available, each running for 16 weeks. Both plans are designed for those who finish in the top 25-75% of the field. The plans also cater for low and high volume athletes. A high-volume athlete would likely do all sessions in the plan, but an athlete with less time to train will get some information on what to prioritise.
How to setup TrainingPeaks Account
TrainingPeaks (TP) is available on the web, mobile and desktop. Follow these steps to get the plan:
- Register an account with TrainingPeaks
- Connect your account to FTC coaching account by clicking on this link
- Once you’ve linked your account – let me know which plan you would like on Facebook (FTC members page)
Setting your Training Zones
To get the most out of your training you need to set your training zones so that the plan scales the intensity to match your current abilities. Training zones can be determined through field tests, lab tests or races. We will conduct field tests during our coached sessions at the start of the plan and at regular intervals to ensure you are progressing.
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FAQ (coming soon)
If you have any questions regarding training plans please submit them and we can address them in an FAQ.