Need Help Understand Logic of Training Plan

Hi all. I’ve been working through a half distance plan that I started in March, back when I thought I’d be doing a 70.3 in August. Sticking with it for now, and we’ll see what happens. The plan had me steadily build up to 2.5 hours on the bike, which I completed on Saturday. I’m seeing that I take the ramp test again Tuesday… but then all the bike workouts fall to 1-1.5 hours, with I think maybe one 2 hour workout before the race August 30. It seems odd to have peaked so early - can you help me understand the logic here? I’m used to marathon training plans where you continually build long run mileage until 2-3 weeks before the race, so this is very different for me. Thanks a bunch; stay safe!

Not a Triathlete, but looking at the plan, the shift from base to build shortens the duration/volume, but increases intensity. Build is the phase where you take a strong aerobic base and use it to build (hence the name) your power on top of it.

You’re actually doing more work (higher TSS and IF) in the shorter rides with the focus on increasing power.

Oh thanks! That makes sense :slight_smile:

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