For all levels
The foundation phase can be 6 – 9 months out from your A-race , it’s a relaxed time of the year, no racing = no stress. You can be calm when going through new exercises or movement patterns, being in a more relaxed/ calm mindset will enhance your sensory perception, therefore speed up mastery of skill.
It’s easy to try to want to do something different when you are highly motivated 4 weeks out from your A-race, but you will be in “train hard mode” and no time to change significant technical elements, and you could possibly be stressing about the upcoming event.
Motivation gets you out of bed in the morning, commitment to change makes you a better athlete.
Finally, be patient and don’t rush to doing too much volume too soon, it’s a long triathlon year and unless you want to be exhausted after the first 3 months, build up progressively.
* The Foundation Plan comes with links to my Complete Triathlon Training Video Series.
How to purchase
I use Training Peaks for all of my training plans as it makes it much easier for the athlete as you will be emailed your training sessions each day. You can do as little or as much with Training Peaks as you want, uploading your sessions from your training device or do nothing at all and just receive your training sessions daily.
Buy on Training Peaks. (all prices are in dollars as the plans are on Training Peaks, a US company).
Example of a Plan
Within Triathlon we don’t want to waste a stroke, revolution or step. Ensure you master yours.