If you’re looking for duathlon training plans it’s likely that you already know the basics about this great event. But just in case, let us bring you fully up to speed. Like the name suggests the duathlon consists of two disciplines; running and cycling and usually in the run-bike-run format. The duathlon is a great option for anyone looking for a multi-discipline, endurance sport that might not be keen on swimming or open water.
As with triathlons, there’s no set distance but if you’re looking at duathlon events near you it’s likely you’ll find Sprint, Standard, Middle and Long distances available. No matter which distance you choose, if this is your first time trying duathlon you’ll need a duathlon training plan.
Whether you are an experienced runner or cyclist, or if you have no experience of either sport a duathlon will pose challenges. No swimming will appeal to many but transitioning from run to bike and back requires practice. So before you jump into a new discipline feet first, invest in the right beginner duathlon training plan.
An 8-week sprint duathlon training plan that takes you through to race day suitable for beginners duathletes who are:
Also suitable for people training for a Super Sprint Duathlon or looking at 6 or 12 weeks plans, as you can miss the few two weeks or repeat the last 4 weeks.
Duathlon workout plans can be found everywhere online but you should always make sure you’re getting them from a reputable source. That’s one of the reasons that we’ve partnered with Brownlee Fitness, to ensure that beginners and athletes alike have access to premium duathlon training guides they can trust.
This is an 8-week programme incorporating some of the Brownlee Brothers favourite sessions and you’ll get an insight into the structure that made them so successful. The first 4-weeks are available below. To access the remaining 4 weeks and additional advice, all in a handy format sign up for the FREE plan via the link below.
CD – Cool Down / MS – Main Set / R – Recovery / WU – Warm Up
Brownlee Fitness strongly recommends that you consult with your physician and other medical professionals before beginning any training plan.
Mark is an ex pro triathlete in short and long course racing and Head Coach of Brownlee Fitness. Together with Alistair and Jonny they have created training plans for Triathlon, aimed at all levels and distances.