Hi guys, I’m a 28M, 68kg, 175cm, complete beginner triathlete looking for some advice. I signed up for an Olympic Distance Triathlon as my first event (end of March 2021). Long term goal is to progress to a HIM maybe a year later, and then eventually a full IM (not in a hurry).
Run: Doing 2/3 zone 2 runs a week (140-150 bpm), 7-9km each at 6 min/km pace. Lactate threshold at about 5:11 min/km, 171 bpm.
Bike: Complete beginner, bought a road bike 3 months ago (Specialized Allez Sport 19 with clip-on aero bars), been doing a zwift beginner ftp program on a Tacx Flow Smart Trainer. Managed to increase FTP from 166w (2,3w/kg) to now 6 weeks later an FTP of 197w (2,9w/kg). Looking to start a better program in TrainerRoad to take me to the next level.
Swim: Complete beginner. Been doing some open water swims (700-900m each). I can swim about 200-300m without stoping (2-2:30 min/100m). Also been doing some drills to improve breathing. Pools in the area should only open in September/October so this is the best I can do right now.
What I’m thinking:
Do the plan the “Plan Builder” created for me, Olympic Triathlon Mid Volume (Base-Build-Specialty-Build-Specialy). Aim to increase FTP to around 3.4-3.6w/kg by March.
Do the Rides and Runs, and supplement with OWS whenever I can.
Wait for the pools to open in September/October and start swimming lessons.
What do you think? Would you do anything differently?