I have been on the level 3 70.3 elite program for the last 5weeks. Since i started i haven’t been able to complete a full week of training some weeks missing 1 session others missing 2. It is usually a bike or a swim.
My question is have i bitten off more than i can chew? and should i go down to level 2?
I know it still early in my program but I don’t want to keep up this trend as i could be missing crucial sessions.
Thanks for using our plans! This is just what the Level Guarantee is for. Sometimes you just don’t know if you can manage the demands until you try it, and we want to make it easy for you to switch.
You’ll certainly perform better adhering 95% to a Level 1 plan than 80% on a Level 3 plan. Consistency is key. Additionally, how can you ensure you are maintaining those 80/20 ratios? What if missing 3 workouts shifts you to 95/10 or 60/40?
So yes, switch to a different level for now. But, consider the Level 1 might be a better fit for you than Level 2. If you issue is workout frequency then there is no difference between the Level 2 and 3. The plan is still going to have you swim bike and run the same number of times between the two plans. The Level 1 backs off on the frequency.
If your issue is workout duration (60 minute run vs. 75 minute run on the week-end) then the Level 2 plan is best.
Based on your feedback, I suspect your issue is workout frequency and I recommend you start with the Level 1 plan. Don’t feel like that is a failure, you can always move up to Level 2 after say, 6 weeks of adherence. I’ve shared both the Leve1 1 and Leve1 2 plans with you directly in TP Look for an e-mail confirming that you want the plans added to your library.