The team at Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching has confirmed the launch of three new triathlon training plans. A release from the company, founded by time trial specialist Matt Bottrill notes that… ‘Matt has been working hard with his triathlon coaches Ian Dempsey and Adam Clarke to develop detailed 12-week training programmes designed specifically for those that compete in 70.3 distance triathlons.’
- The first plan, Tri 70.3 is for those new to triathlon. This consists of three months of structured training and ‘all you have to do is commit to a maximum of 10 hours a week to it… After that, simply follow the plan, watch your fitness levels improve and nail that first 70.3.’
- The second plan, Smash your 70.3 PB, is for those who’ve already completed a middle-distance triathlon and are looking to take their performance to the next level. For this, athletes will need up to 12 hours a week to complete all the sessions.
- The third, Ultimate Performance 70.3 is for those who have competed at Olympic or 70.3 distance for a number of years. The coaching team add… ‘If you’re aiming at an age-group top 10 or going from top 10 to podium, this is the programme for you. You’ll need up to 15 hours a week – as you can guess, it’s for serious athletes who want to make serious improvements.’
For all three programmes athletes will need a Garmin/Polar running watch, a power meter on a bike (or access to a Wattbike) and a heart rate monitor.
The team has used TrainingPeaks to plan the sessions and athletes will need to sign up for a basic (free) account to follow progress and analyse performance. Matt Bottrill notes that “Training Peaks’ traffic light system is a great tool and a superb motivator, helping to keep you accountable to the plan: nobody wants to see a red box on their plan, but everyone wants to see a green one!”
All plans cost the same – £300 for the entire 12-week programme. Each training plan is designed so that athletes can follow them using TrainingPeaks. Plans are clearly annotated, with coach summaries provided for each training session.
Matt Bottrill, Head Coach and Owner of Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching said, “We are really excited to add these new plans to our already comprehensive range of coaching services. Not only are they unique in that they zoom in on 70.3, but we’ve also made them highly affordable. January is the perfect time to sign up. Start now and I guarantee when the season begins you will be ready to #smashitup.’