Triathlon Level Comparison

Which level is right for you?

The table below provides a profile of available 80/20 Triathlon plans. Unless otherwise noted, these profiles do not include an optional 1.5 to 2 hours of weekly strength training which can be added to almost any plan. Not sure what level or intensity type is right for you? Each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee. If you discover that the level or type you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us for a complimentary switch to a different level or type within the same plan distance.

Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Full Distance Level 0 Beginners, Masters 21 12 7:14 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Full Distance Level 1 Low volume, Masters 22 14 9:42 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Full Distance Level 2 Advanced athletes 23 16 11:20 4 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Full Distance Level 3 Elite athletes 23 20 12:37 4 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick
Half Distance Level 0 Beginners, Masters 18 10 6:03 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Half Distance Level 1 Low volume, Masters 18 11 7:51 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Half Distance Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 13 9:54 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Half Distance Level 3 Elite athletes 21 15 11:06 3 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Olympic Level 0 Beginners, Masters 16 7.5 5:38 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Olympic Level 1 Low volume, Masters 16 9 7:30 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Olympic Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 12 9:18 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Olympic Level 3 Elite athletes 19 13 10:03 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Sprint Level 0 Beginners, Masters 12 6.5 5:11 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Sprint Level 1 Low volume, Masters 16 8.5 7:15 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Sprint Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 10 8:28 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Sprint Level 3 Elite athletes 19 12 9:23 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Triathlon Maintenance Training inbetween plans 12 8 7:18 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Racing Weight Level 0 Beginners, Masters 6 5 3:39 1 Swim, 1 Bike, 1 Run, 2 Strength, 1 day off
Racing Weight Level 1 Low volume, Masters 6 6 4:14 1 Swim, 1 Bike, 2 Run, 2 Strength
Racing Weight Level 2 Advanced athletes 6 8 7:44 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 3 Strength
Racing Weight Level 3 Elite athletes 6 10 8:57 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 3 Strength
Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Full Distance Level 0 Beginners, Masters 21 12 7:14 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Full Distance Level 1 Low volume, Masters 22 14 9:42 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Full Distance Level 2 Advanced athletes 23 16 11:20 4 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Full Distance Level 3 Elite athletes 23 20 12:37 4 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick
Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Half Distance Level 0 Beginners, Masters 18 10 6:03 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Half Distance Level 1 Low volume, Masters 18 11 7:51 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Half Distance Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 13 9:54 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Half Distance Level 3 Elite athletes 21 15 11:06 3 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run, 1 Brick, 1 day off
Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Olympic Level 0 Beginners, Masters 16 7.5 5:38 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Olympic Level 1 Low volume, Masters 16 9 7:30 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Olympic Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 12 9:18 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Olympic Level 3 Elite athletes 19 13 10:03 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Sprint Level 0 Beginners, Masters 12 6.5 5:11 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 2 days off
Sprint Level 1 Low volume, Masters 16 8.5 7:15 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Sprint Level 2 Advanced athletes 19 10 8:28 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Sprint Level 3 Elite athletes 19 12 9:23 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Distance and Level Best For Weeks Peak Hours per week Average Hours per Week Typical Week
Triathlon Maintenance Training inbetween plans 12 8 7:18 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 1 day off
Distance and
Level
Best For Weeks Peak Hours per
week
Average Hours
per Week
Typical Week
Racing Weight Level 0 Beginners, Masters 6 5 3:39 1 Swim, 1 Bike, 1 Run, 2 Strength, 1 day off
Racing Weight Level 1 Low volume, Masters 6 6 4:14 1 Swim, 1 Bike, 2 Run, 2 Strength
Racing Weight Level 2 Advanced athletes 6 8 7:44 2 Swim, 2 Bike, 2 Run, 3 Strength
Racing Weight Level 3 Elite athletes 6 10 8:57 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 3 Run, 3 Strength