Tri Swim Coach

Thursday Training Plan: 4 Weeks to a Faster 1500m With Only Two 2km Sessions per Week


As you follow the programme you will find yourself swimming  your 1,500m faster. Now whether that is a PB or not will depend on how fast you have swum in the past, but it will definitely be faster at the end of the 4 weeks than it is now.

With this programme people improve on average nearly 2 minutes, with some people improving by over 10%.

Designed for triathletes who have limited time to train but can squeeze two short 2km sessions in each week. The primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to swim 1,500m faster than you did at the start of the programme.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing in triathlons for over 25 years and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting whenever you want, this plan starts off with a 1,500m Time Trial and then sets your intensity for the following few weeks so the plan will work regardless of what your ability is. Each week involves swimming two 2km sessions, with space in the programme for you to complete running and cycle training as well.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete a 1,500 meters continuous swim, 2,000 metres total within a workout. There options for either a 25m/50m pool or a 33⅓m pool.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Purchase the programme today for only $67* through Training Peaks and have it loaded directly into your Training Peaks account. Don’t have a Training Peaks account? Sign up for the free Basic Account today (and get upgraded to premium for your first 7 days).

25m/50m Pool

33⅓m Pool

*Training Peaks works in US currency and this price equates to ~NZ$22.88 per week on the current exchange rate.

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