Training Plans

Looking for a (free) training plan to get you started (or keep you going) in triathlon (or running or cycling)? Here are a few resources to help . . . Just do me a favor and don't steal these plans and tell everyone that they're yours.

Level I sprint plan
I originally designed this plan for a bunch of newbie triathletes I was working with. It's based primarily on Matt Fitzgerald's sprint training plan from Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide, a great resource for the self-coached athlete. This is a 12-week plan to prepare for the Emporia Spring Migration triathlon (400 m swim, 20k bike, 5k run). It should be appropriate for any beginner level athlete, so long as said athlete is capable of swimming, biking, and running (at least a little).

My plan
This is my own very special, very personal, overly very detailed plan for my own training this year. I work on it constantly. Watch and learn, grasshoppers.

Marathon Plan
And here's my marathon training plan from last year. It takes me from slightly injured (post ankle trauma) w/ water jogging and elliptical to full-on marathon.

That's just a beginning. I promise I'll make some more! If you need something different in the meantime . . .

Both of these sites (and they're not the only ones) provide free training plans that will give you a basic roadmap as you're getting started. Keep in mind, though, that these are basic. If you need something more advanced, you should consider getting with me to create a customized training plan especially for you. Or, if you really wanna go for it this year, get with me to discuss coaching options, one-on-one, just the two of us.