Training Plans

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: RACE WEEK

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: RACE WEEK

    12th September 2016

    Race Week We’re finally here! It’s race week. Make sure you eat well, get lots of sleep and stay hydrated. Get final bag packing and travel plans in place early in the week. This week it’s all easy and short…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: the last 2 weeks

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: the last 2 weeks

    5th September 2016

    Last week and this week is about consolidation and taking time to taper to absorb all the hard training you’ve done – and ensure you’re fully rested for the day. This week is also about ‘sharpening up’, with a swim and…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: 3 Weeks To Go

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: 3 Weeks To Go

    29th August 2016

    3 weeks to go The Weekly Plan This week’s sessions focus in on the race by practising pace in the swim, hills on the run, running off the bike. Make sure you practise race day nutrition and hydration during the bike and run…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week four

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week four

    22nd August 2016

    4 weeks to go The Weekly Plan Check bike tyres and replace if they have signs of wear and cuts and get bike serviced. Note, by now you’ll know if you’re stronger on one discipline than the other, and so you…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week five

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week five

    14th August 2016

    The Weekly Plan: Last Long distance training week: Increase endurance before final four weeks race pace efforts. Swim *Swimming pool or open water swim workout. Recreational Aim to swim non-stop 2,300m avoid starting too fast and increase pace for final 200m. Competitive Aim…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s Key Training Sessions: Week Six

    Mark Kleanthous’s Key Training Sessions: Week Six

    8th August 2016

    The Weekly Plan: *Swim  Aim to complete 5 x 500m at goal Braveheart race pace, with the following recovery: Recreational Pan 90 seconds recovery between each 500M rep. Competitive Plan 25 seconds recovery between each 500M rep.  *Bike  Aim to climb 300m,…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY TRAINING SESSIONS: WEEK 7

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY TRAINING SESSIONS: WEEK 7

    1st August 2016

    7 weeks to go (1/8/16) With less than two months to go until the big day, we’re in the midst of hard training. This week’s key training sessions from coach Mark Kleanthous are hard work, with great rewards. The Weekly Plan: This week you…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 8

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 8

    25th July 2016

    8 weeks to go (25/7/16) Here’s some more key training sessions to help get you round, or be competitive, from coach Mark Kleanthous. The Weekly Plan: If you’re racing this week listen to your body and avoid training efforts more than…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 9

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 9

    20th July 2016

    9 weeks to go (18/7/16) Here’s some more key training sessions to help get you round, or be competitive, from coach Mark Klenathous. The Weekly Plan: If you’re racing this week listen to your body and leave out intensity. *Swim one…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 10

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 10

    13th July 2016

    10 weeks to go (11/7/16) The countdown continues and there are 10 weeks to go. Here are more key training sessions to help get you round, or be competitive, from official race coach Mark Klenathous. *Swim for a total that adds up to…