Triathlon Training

Online Triathlon Training Plans and Coaching

Who neds a triathlon training plan and coach?

Are you someone who loves keeping fit and enjoys the challenge of having an event to train for.

You might have started with a 5km run in the park and over time you’ve gradually discovered that you love the buzz.  In fact you love it so much that you’ve graduated to longer and more challenging events such as a triathlon.

Have you seen people you know doing triathlon or taking part in big fitness challenges? And now you’ve finally plucked up the courage to have a go and take that next step yourself.

You know you want to do it, you like keeping fit but you’ve no idea what’s the most sensible way to train or what triathlon training plan to follow.

Although you feel excited you might also feel a little bit scared about the size of the challenge that you’re aiming for! This is where I can help.

Triathlete following Triathlon Training Plan
Sarah:  I decided to try coaching on a bit of an impulse. I’ve done a few triathlons and bike events, but didn’t know how to go about improving.   I wasn’t sure if coaching would be for me – as I’m very much a normal person, not an elite athlete!

Since I have been training with Penny I have made massive progress. I am loads fitter and have completed events and achieved times that I didn’t think I would ever be capable of.

I have a busy job and family life and Penny structures my training around my other commitments and makes it challenging but manageable. And she’s lovely to chat to!

​How can Triathlon Coaching help you? 

Do you have a big goal?

If you have a big fitness goal but don’t know where to start with your training then I can help you map it.  I’ll make sure you know exactly what you have to do and when.

Are you juggling a busy life?
  • Do you look at triathlon training plans and find they don’t fit your lifestyle?
  • Are you managing a busy life and need to juggle work, family and other life commitments alongside your training?

Through my online training plans and coaching packages I will help you plan your training and make it manageable around your other life commitments.

Are you struggling with information overwhelm?
  • Are you just starting out and feel overwhelmed by all the information and data that’s out there?
  • Do you feel confused about what kit you really need and and how to use it?
  • Are you confused about what triathlon training plan or method to follow?

My coaching packages give you individual support to help you figure out what you need to do and what will work for you.  I will support you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence so that you enjoy your training.  I’ll make sure you increase your understanding of how to get the best out of yourself.

Do you struggle to balance hard work and rest?
  • Do you like working hard but sometimes over do it?
  • Are you confused about how much training to do and how much rest you need?
  • Have you suffered with illness or injury?
  • Are you confused about how much training is enough?

With my triathlon training plans and coaching support I’ll help you to balance hard work, rest and recovery so you get the best out of yourself.

Do you want someone in your corner?
  • Are you frustrated with your current fitness and want some support to take you to the next level?
  • Do you need extra accountability to keep you on track?

My triathlon training plans and coaching packages will help to push you out of your comfort zone and keep you on track and focused on the right things.

I’ll work you hard at the right things at the right time but I’ll also make sure it’s manageable.

Triathlete exiting the swim in an Ironman Triathlon
Success after following a Triathlon Training Plan
Steve:  Penny has been coaching me for over 3 years now.  During this time I’ve secured marathon PB’s, half marathon PB’s, learned to swim, competed in half-Ironman events and am in the best shape of my life.

It’s so much easier to achieve your goals when you have someone who knows what they are doing structuring your workouts and giving you guidance.

My only regret is not doing so 10 years earlier.

​Who do I work with?

  • People who like a fitness challenge and have a big event to train for
  • Anyone training for a triathlon or a single discipline event such as a marathon or 10km swim.
  • Adults of all ages from 18 right the way up to 80
  • A wide range of abilities from the front of the pack to the back of the pack
  • People at the start of their triathlon journey who want support to help them learn about triathlon
  • Anyone who needs help to take the next step in distance. This could be going from sprint distance to Olympic distance or taking on the challenge of your first Ironman.
  • Triathletes who have been training for a number of years and want to discover how good they could really be with structured training and support from a coach
Cyclists happy with their medals after finishing Ride London
Sarah: Penny is a fantastic coach. She listened to all my goals and built a realistic training plan around my busy schedule, and holidays!  The sessions are easy to follow and it was amazing how quickly I saw my fitness increase. We sat down before the race and talked through possible scenarios on race day.

​How does Triathlon Coaching work?

Triathlon coaching always starts with understanding you! Your fitness background, your injuries, your goals and your lifestyle. Together we figure out how what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at.  This is so we know how to prioritise your training and how to fit it around your work, family and other commitments. Then we build  short, medium and long term plans based around this information so that you get a personalised triathlon training plan designed just for you.

From this information I write your individual triathlon training plan in four weekly blocks.  How your training develops depends on your specific starting point and how much training you manage to do in each block. But every session is tailored to your individual needs and there are no generic programmes.

I use an online training tool called Training Peaks so you can see exactly what you need to do on a day to day basis. Training Peaks is interactive so we can exchange feedback and I can analyse your data to see how your fitness is progressing. A Premium Training Peaks account is included in your coaching package.

Triathlete going round a corner a road bike at a triathlon
Jen: I’m a beginner to triathlon and was just coming off of a long term foot injury when we started working together. Penny created a program of manageable challenges to increase my form and fitness while adapting to the many obstacles that cropped up as well. The biggest benefits are having a source of knowledgeable encouragement and accountability and having the confidence that my training plan will work for my goals.

​What’s included?

  • Initial consultation discuss your goals, events, lifestyle and project plan
  • Free Training Peaks Premium Account worth £15 per month
  • Day to day training sessions for swimming, cycling, and running
  • Each session includes all the details of how long, how far, how hard, how many repeats you should be doing
  • Strength and conditioning sessions if you want it
  • Training Zones (heart rate, power, pace)
  • Support to manage illness and injury and change your programme when needed
  • Advice and support to develop your skills, confidence and mindset to improve your performance
  • Race planning including pacing strategy, nutrition plan, mindset planning
  • Monthly or weekly feedback depending on which package you choose
  • Monthly review on what’s gone well and what to improve either by email or face to face depending on which package you’re choose
Triathlete running into the finish line at Outlaw Triathlon
Penny Swimming teacher and Triathlon Coach

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Are you curious about how triathlon coaching works? Do you want to know how I could help you?  Then book a FREE Let’s Chat for a friendly and informal conversation that could help you reach your goals.

Gary:  Without coaching I possibly would not have achieved 3 x 10k PB’s and a similar amount of 5k PB’s in the last 12 months.  This has assisted me in qualifying easily for European Duathlon Championships both this year and next year and winning my club 5km league this year with a time of 18.11 at the age of 49!!!  Yes I ran my little legs off that day.