”In endurance sports there are no winners and losers
only people on the road together.“

how we coach

“After 30 years in endurance sports, and having won every major title in triathlon during that time, I can say that there are two things I know to be certain. The first is that you can't do it alone, and life is a lot more complicated today than when it finally occurred to me that I needed a coach in 1988. The second is something I think is far more important than what you put in your training log, or what your placing was at the end of the day. It's the experience of completing a challenge, of finishing what you're started no matter how many times you had to start over. That's what you'll remember long after the ink is faded off a t-shirt.”

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about our plans

mark allen

working with a coach

what to expect

It’s my quest to make sure that my clients not only meet their goals but then exceed them. But the real core of coaching for me is the relationships I develop with each and every athlete. Simple small exchanges on a weekly or even daily basis enable me to tune into the hardwiring of all my athletes and to fine tune how I coach them. No two athletes are exactly the same, so it is important to develop this connection with all of them individually. The process is not complicated. Every day I look at their training data. Just from that I begin to understand how they operate, what drives them and what their strengths are as well as what their weaknesses in both body and mind might be that could hold them back. It then becomes my greatest joy to support them so they have the the best triathlon experience possible .


swimmer

beginner plan

getting started

This program helps guide someone who is just beginning their journey in the sport of triathlons. It builds your fitness in each of the three sports safely and guides you through three different phases of training.

All the guesswork is taken out of what to do for your workouts! You will start by training at moderate intensity levels to help your body get experience swimming, cycling and running. Once that has taken place we add in just enough faster speedwork to help you gain the fitness needed to have a great experience on race day.


not just a calendar

a coaching platform

There is no "One size fits all" when it comes to training plans. After years of trying to build the perfect platform, we partnered with Final Surge who provides the most comprehensive set of features available for digital coaching. I personally review every athletes program daily and comment if necessary, answer questions, and suggest adjustments. The platform syncs with most devices so you don't even have to type in your basic workout data. You can also communicate with other athletes in our community via the social wall. There is even a Pain and Injury report that allows me to respond quickly to changes in your condition.

Sprint/Olympic Distance Plans

swimmer

level one

a new beginning

This level is how I started out in triathlons. It got me used to training for three sports. It was also my go-to training later on when time got short and I needed to hone in on the essentials.The Sprint/Olympic Level One training plans are our most efficient training program, but still has all the necessities to cross the finish line with a smile on your face. It’s ideal for anyone just starting out in triathlons.


level two

moving up

I used the Sprint/Olympic Level Two to step up my training once I had adapted to being a triathlete. In addition to the core endurance and speed sessions all of our training plans have, it provides an additional weekly medium distance workout in each sport. This gives huge gains in your overall endurance and stamina.


level three

putting it all together

The Sprint/Olympic Level Three is our gold standard guidance for those who want to go to their optimal level. It is designed for people with solid experience in the sport that have worked the kinks out in terms of blending training and life. Moving to Level Three in my training solidified my focus to become good at short distance triathlons.


70.3 Distance Plans

swimmer

level one

getting it right

I approached my move to racing half distance triathlons the same as I did when I started in the sport doing Olympic distance races. I dialed back the days I trained but built the length of the days that I did train. This is the program that enabled me to do that. The 70.3 Level One training plans provide the most benefit for the time spent training. It's "efficiency" with a capital "E".


level two

racing longer

It took about a year of very consistent training and a couple of half distance races before I was ready for this level. It built on my previous fitness, but added in some extra endurance work that was needed for the half distance races. The 70.3 Level Two training plans are our most popular option for those targeting 70.3 races


level three

racing faster

The half distance actually became my best race distance. It was the Level Three training program that gave me that ideal blend of endurance and speed. But it took a few years before I was ready for it! The 70.3 Level Three training plans are based on the time proven methods developed by me and experienced by thousands.


Ironman Distance Plans

swimmer

level one

your first ironman

It’s back to basics. Build the length of the long days but cut back on the number of workouts per week. That is what I did for my first full distance triathlon that I raced. This program is built around that concept. It’s how I made the transition from training for a 70.3 triathlon to training for a full IRONMAN. The IRONMAN Level One is the ideal way to prepare for your first full distance triathlon. It takes the “intimidation” factor out of the experience with training that is manageable but extremely effective and efficient.


level two

lessons learned

This program is how I built on my overall full distance fitness once I had some solid experience under my belt. The number of weekly workouts went up, which helped expand my endurance engine. This program is how I built on my overall full distance fitness once I had some solid experience under my belt. The number of weekly workouts went up, which helped expand my endurance engine. The IRONMAN Level Two training plans are designed for anyone who has done at least one full distance triathlon or at least two to three 70.3 races already.


level three

racing long

When I finally honed in my time and recovery management I was ready for this level of training for the full distance. Yes, it is demanding, but with the right experience it is also manageable and can supercharge your results that have been building for a few years. The IRONMAN Level Three training plans are about adding in the final touches that will be a small addition to your overall training load, but will enable you to reap the top level of what you are capable of.


maintenance plans

mark allen

sprint/olympic maintenance

training off season

What you do for training in the off-season is just as important to having great races as is the training you do during the peak of your the season. Too little and there’s a risk of injury when you return to more rigorous training. Too much and you don’t fully recover during the off-season to be ready for the demands of the next year. Hitting the right blend of consistence and rest is an art, and the payoff of a well-planned off-season.



swimmer

70.3 maintenance

training off season

What you do for training in the off-season is just as important to having great races as is the training you do during the peak of your the season. Too little and there’s a risk of injury when you return to more rigorous training. Too much and you don’t fully recover during the off-season to be ready for the demands of the next year. Hitting the right blend of consistence and rest is an art, and the payoff of a well-planned off-season.


swimmer

ironman maintenance

training off season

What you do for training in the off-season is just as important to having great races as is the training you do during the peak of your the season. Too little and there’s a risk of injury when you return to more rigorous training. Too much and you don’t fully recover during the off-season to be ready for the demands of the next year. Hitting the right blend of consistence and rest is an art, and the payoff of a well-planned off-season.