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Training plans for all abilities training plans provide you with a proven, effective way to take your performance to the next level. All plans begin with moderate volume and intensity and build over the course of your training. The coaching methodology that informs these plans has taken the best in the sport to Ironman, World and Olympic glory.
Tp standard

Comprehensive training plans that will prepare you for any triathlon event – including Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron and Full Iron distances.

Tp stimulus

Stimulus training programs give focus to one triathlon discipline whilst maintaining fitness in the other two. Typically repeated for a training block of 4 weeks before athletes return to their normal training schedule or triathlon program.

Tp pro

Key workouts used to train over 20 Multisport World Champions. Each session includes a video explanation and can be adapted to your own level of ability.

Tp indoor

Plans that can get the most out of your training using the turbo, gym or treadmill. Take your training to the next level

Tp recreational

Plans for those new to the sport or with very limited time to train. Enjoy easy swim, bike and run sessions that can be incorporated into your daily routine.

Here is what people are asking us

Please see our comprehensive triathlon training plan FAQ, or hit the Mail icon in the bottom right hand corner of this page to speak with someone about the plan or coaching option that will suit you best.
When you purchase a plan you receive a receipt by e-mail. There is a link on the receipt to download your training plan. The plan is in pdf format, to keep on your computer, phone or mobile device. It can be printed and there is also a printer friendly version without photos. There is a limit on the number of downloads from the website. However, if you accidentally exceed your download limit for your plan it can be reset.
The plans do not use heart rate, power and make scarce use of the stop watch. Instead we encourage the athlete to learn to listen to their body, which is a very important training ability. As per methodology we use perceived exertion (moderate, medium, mad) to measure training intensity, because on a day when fatigue is high, heart rate, power and times may all be different from a day when more rested. Hence speeds for a hard workout change daily and a workout today that one perceives to be poor if looking purely at data, may well be an excellent workout.
Training plans are delivered electronically. They are in pdf document format, and downloaded by the customer on to their device (laptop, phone, tablet) from the e-mail receipt the customer receives. Once a training plan has been downloaded / accessed on the customers device (laptop, phone, table) the sale is non-refundable. If the plan was purchased in error please write to us (click the livechat 'letter' icon) before downloading the plan, and we can work with you regarding a refund.
The plans do not periodise. Most plans have 4 week blocks with workout variations and increases in training load between blocks. However, the weekly structure stays relatively the same throughout the plan. We find this best for scheduling workouts around work and family as well as observing progress. Each week there is a variety of workouts to cover the main areas of training (strength, speed, endurance, strength endurance). The workouts and the combination of the workouts is designed to give the best return (race results) on training time invested. All of the workouts are used in Brett Sutton’s own training of athletes, simply modified to make them suitable for the specific training plan. We aim for the best return on training investment, not to see how many hours we can log in our diary.
All Trisutto products are priced in US Dollars.
Every plan contains all workouts for the duration of the plan, including the important week before race day, as well as recovery advice for the weeks after.
We encourage athletes to listen to their body and take a rest day as they feel they need it. Often this may be dictated by life circumstances – work and family, so a standard one day per week as designated rest does not allow for this flexibility. Instead if life gets in the way, simply make that a rest day and resume training the following day – without attempting to squeeze in yesterday’s workouts into an already busy schedule!
The plan closest to the number of weekly hours you are currently training, and / or reasonably have time each week based on your other life commitments such as work and family.
Trisutto plans do include strength training. It is built into the swim, the bike and the run – not with additional gym workouts on top. In the swim we work with paddles and pull buoy, on the bike it is big gear on the turbo trainer or in the hills, and on the run it is fartlek, hills and tempo running
The pro workout pack contains 38 workouts that were used to train a number of World Champion and Olympic medallist triathletes over the last 20+ years. For each workout a pdf document details three versions of the workout based on the levels of pro, age group experienced, and age group less experienced. There is a video accompanying most of these that can be viewed online. Video url and password are on the workout pdf (videos cannot be downloaded, but there is no limit on number of times they can be viewed). Videos’s are 1 to 3 minutes duratio, and were recorded in situ at training camp In each video Brett describes the workout, its purpose and with which champion athlete that workout is associated with. The workouts can be used to complement any training plan.
The stimulus programs are one week programs that are repeated for 3 to 4 weeks at a time as a short focus block on either the swim, the bike or the run. When used in this manner we don’t need to vary the week, actually the opposite; the same week done a number of times in a row allows us to get the most out of the program. Then return to our standard balanced program after this stimulus block. This cycle can be repeated 2 or 3 times. Usually in the ‘off’ or ‘pre’ season.
Unless running hill repeats or ‘gradient’ sets, we use the treadmill at 0% (flat). The sports scientists will tell you to set it to 1% to simulate running on the road, but we do not want to emulate running on the road. Instead we use the treadmill to our advantage to develop leg turnover and rhythm.
When running short intervals, never run all out, instead think 90%. There is little additional return going faster and the risk of injury rises significantly. Instead look for a good turnover and rhythm to your running. For moderate, medium then mad workouts, the last 1/3rd at mad is meant to be pushing the pace, but as we have already been running at a good effort by the time we arrive at the last 1/3rd (and it is a continuous run), our speed is already governed by our fatigue. We are not sprinting, just pushing the pace with what we have left! The same as in the last part of a triathlon race. On race day the race is ‘just like training’.
The Advanced Iron Distance training plan commences at 18 hours per week for the first month, and builds a little to be 22 hours at it’s largest the last month before the race (except race week which reduces somewhat). There are two workouts on most days (although it is possible to put some back to back in the week if necessary. For example swim then run instead of one in the AM and one in the PM). Mid week workouts are in the 60 – 90 minute range with the long bike and long run on the weekend (along with some short recovery swims). If your weekend falls on days other than Saturday/Sunday simply move the plan forward X number of days to suit. i.e. think of the plan as Day 1 to Day 7, not Monday to Sunday. Rest days are taken as needed, or when best suits with other commitments.