This 8-week program is designed for advanced triathletes who are preparing for an Olympic or Standard distance triathlon or something similar. This program will require 10-15 hours per week and can easily be integrated with a Volt strength-training plan (available to B78 Endurance Hub members). You can expect to have four or more exposures to each discipline of swim, bike and run as well as two strength-training exposures on most weeks. Every weekend you will have a workout that simulates the bike/run portion of the race offering an opportunity for you to practice your second transition. The last weekend of the program indicates an Olympic or Standard distance race on the Sunday. Throughout this program you may find terms that you are not familiar with. If this is the case please refer to the program appendix available at the B78 Endurance Hub programs section. We wish you the best of luck with your training.
Athletes taking part in this program should consider doing the 8-week advanced general preparation plan first and time permitting. You can also complete the 8-week advanced sprint distance program if you have enough time in the year. The work is similar but the time commitment is a bit less per week. If your event is 8-weeks away it is fine to jump straight into this program as it will prepare you more specifically for the race.
Programs to follow this one
There are several great programs you can use to continue on from this one. Consider the Half Ironman/70.3 program or the Ironman program if you are getting ready for a long race. If this is the end of your season then you might want to consider the 3-week maintenance/off season program followed by the 8-week general preparation program.
Other things you should know
All of the distances indicated for the swim workouts are in meters. The workouts have been designed for a 25m pool. All bike sessions have been designed for outdoor riding but can easily be duplicated indoors. If you are planning to ride indoors please keep the Main Set the same but scale the warm up and cool down to 60-70% of the written duration. The duration of the swim sessions is an estimate- please use the distances prescribed as your target. The Volt strength-training platform will often prescribe three workouts for the week. You will only do the first two. During the strength sessions choose one of the warm up routines. Please avoid any of the finishers with the exception of the core workouts, which you can add if you please.