Thursday Training Plan: Wanaka BRECA Training Plan (BEGINNER 24 Week Plan Starts 01-Oct-18)

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”

When you cross the finish line of the Wanaka Breca, you and your team mate will have accomplished something very special.

Designed for Beginner triathletes/Brecathletes who are looking to complete their first Breca event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR event.

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 dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting 24 weeks before the Wanaka Breca (on Monday 01-Oct-18), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x runs and 1x Breca simulation. You will build up to: 4,000 metres swimming and 2 hours running in a single session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:

  • Swim: 1,500 meters or yards continuously, 3,000 metres or yards total within a workout
  • Run: 2:00hr

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

Questions? Please visit us on the web at or email myself directly at:

Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for IRONMAN/Challenge Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too. Please note: • This training plan starts on Monday 01 October 2018 and finishes on race day.

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