Wahoo SYSTM added duathlon plans (run-bike-run events) to their multisport training plans. Duathletes can now go through Wahoo SYSTM plan builder to create a custom season-long training plan to better prepare them for their duathlon event or as a season prep without a target event.
HOW TO ADD A DUATHLON PLAN
Creating a duathlon plan is simple. Just head over to the Plans section in Wahoo SYSTM. Under Discipline, select Multisport. Then you should see Duathlon as an option.
You will be given the option to select your goal. SYSTM recommends starting your plan with a fitness test to establish your training zones. But if you have your training zones already set, you can jump right into a season prep plan designed to train you without a target event. Or you can choose to train for a specific event. Currently, training plans are set for events coming up in 12 weeks or 16 weeks for a full distance duathlon.
WHAT’S IN THE PLANS
The duathlon training plans include the following distances:
- Sprint (5km run , 20km bike, 2.5km run)
- Standard/Olympic Distance (10km run, 40km bike, 5km run)
- USAT Long Distance (2 mile run, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run)
- Long Distance (10km run, 150km bike, 30km run)
Duathlon plans are available in low (6-10 hours per week), moderate (10-14 hours per week), and high volume (12-20 hours per week). You can also select to add strength training, yoga, and other disciplines SYSTM offers.
Once you are done, you will be presented with a summary of your new duathlon training plan. If all looks good, you can then add it to your calendar.
Wahoo SYSTM training plans are not adaptive so if you miss a day for any reason, you will have to make your own adjustment. SYSTM doesn’t offer an adaptive training system as of yet.
Wahoo SYSTM is the first smart cycling app – that I am aware of – that currently offers dedicated duathlon-specific plans. Up to this point, duathletes have been adapting triathlon plans to their specific needs and basically ignoring the swims or replacing them with runs.
If you are a duathlete, let me know if you tried these new training plans and your feedback.
Thank you for reading!