Training​​​​ Plans Making Busy Triathletes Fitter And Faster

Hard work alone isn’t enough to achieve your triathlon goals — if you want to get fitter and faster, you need to train smart. With a Scientific Triathlon training plan, you'll do just that!

The most affordable (and 100% risk-free with a money-back guarantee!) way to get started with smart, structured training is to get a ready-made training plan for your ability (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and goal event (sprint, Olympic, half distance, full distance).


These plans have been proven to work wonders for many triathletes like yourself.

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15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07!

I think there's no better way to improve than having a well-balanced plan. This training plan gave more structure to my training and introduced me to new types of workouts. And the results were fantastic! I got a 15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07! Ten out of ten!

Guillaume Laurier - 34, Canada

Kept me organised and focused!

Your plan kept me very organized and focused through the 12 weeks. It was a good fit for my level. Not too easy, with too short training distances like so many other training plans I looked at, but not so daunting as some of the 12-15 hrs/week plans.

I have another race coming up, so I plan to restart the plan next week to prep for it. I would highly recommend it, 9 out of 10.

Christina Meyer - 47, United States

I got consistent with my training and trained with purpose

I got structure to my training program and more variety in my training. This allowed me to stay consistent and train with purpose. I highly recommend signing up so you can train to train with structure and purpose towards your goals.

Hanna-Mari Hautamäki - 29, Finland

A personal plan based on my own pace/heart rate

Since starting the 8-week Beginner Olympic Distance plan I am injury-free and pain-free and feel like this plan is a personal plan based on my own pace/heart rate. There is no guess-work. You know what you have to do and the only thing you have to do is stay disciplined.

I also went from being stuck around 210 lbs for the longest time in my life to dropping down to 200 lbs, my blood pressure improved and I feel amazing!

Jeff Mattas - United States

 1 hour 11 minutes for my first sprint triathlon!

My training was haphazard before starting to use the Beginner Sprint distance plan. I didn't know what to focus on or how to structure my week, although I almost did not buy the plan since I was arrogantly thinking I should know better and should know how to structure training myself. With the plan, I found I was much more consistent and had much more structure, and ended up doing 1 hour 11 minutes total time for my first sprint triathlon, beating my target time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

David Boyle - 30, Ireland

One of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased!

The progression of the plan was very good. I felt lot stronger after the training and I also liked that the Training Peaks version of the plan has the Structured Workouts feature so they can be easily downloaded to Garmin devices. I sincerely think that it has been one of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased. Worth every penny!

Victor Campos Vallejo - 31, Mexico

Made my training much more efficient!

With this training plan, my training changed to be more systematic. Each session has a clear target for what you're trying to achieve - not just "going for a run".

I haven't previously trained using training zones, and this made the training much more efficient. I've improved my run pace nicely (and it was my strongest discipline before) and really improved my cycling.

Finally, having this plan makes it harder to skip workouts, so it helps you stay consistent. If you're considering purchasing it, just go for it! It helps immensely.

Kristian Nikinmaa - 33, United Kingdom

Significant time improvements in races, and swim went from mediocre to good!

Before getting started with Mikael's training plans, my training was all at the same pace and I didn't see any progress. I also found it difficult to stay motivated. But with his help, my program transformed and I really started progressing. My Olympic distance times improved significantly, and my swim went from mediocre to good. I highly recommend making this investment. It will transform your training and triathlon progress.

Philippe DUME - 45, France

Want to really take your training up another notch? Then you should get a a completely customised training plan tailored to your abilities, goals and constraints. 

Get motivated and accountable!

Time-efficient training for busy professionals.

Structured and purposeful training and progression.

Less guesswork and more proven results!

KEEP IMPROVING AND STAY MOTIVATED AND ON TASK BEYOND YOUR TRIATHLON HONEY-MOON WITH THE HELP OF A PROVEN, TIME-EFFICIENT TRAINING PLAN

These training plans aren't your typical run-of-the-mill plans.  When you purchase one of the plans, you can expect to experience all of the following incredible benefits. 


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These structured training plans build your endurance, technique, and top-end fitness in an effective way by having you complete the right workout at the right time, in a way tailored to your fitness. 

Each day you get out to train, you'll have a purpose and an understanding of what you need to achieve during your workout — this is the key to becoming a better triathlete, and standing at your race starting line full of confidence. 


You live in the real world with a career, maybe a family, and likely other obligations. Professional athletes have the benefit of training full time, but I understand you don't. 


These plans are designed with busy working professionals in mind. You will not be wasting time. When you purchase your plan, you will be effectively balancing training for improvement in three disciplines with your career, family, and other commitments.

If you struggle with motivation, this is likely due to lack of accountability


When you purchase a training plan, you mentally commit to completing the training, which gives you a huge boost in motivation and give you that extra kick you may need to get out the door. 


These plans are easy to understand, and you will be able to follow them with no prior endurance sports experience. They're not just plans - they are fully-fledged guides overflowing with tips, education, and additional information. 


You get guidance every step of the way. If something is unclear, email me and you will get help!

Each week in these training plans categorises your weekly workouts as A, B, and C-sessions. 


While completing every single workout is preferable, sometimes life can get in the way. When this happens, these plans help you decide which workouts to skip (C-sessions) and which absolutely not to skip (A-sessions).


You can read tens of thousands of pages in books, blog posts, listen to hundreds of hours of podcasts - and have so much information you have no idea where to start! 


Take the guesswork and overwhelm out (and the need to spend thousands of hours studying) by getting a training plan based on all his information you're struggling to synthesise.  

Save money compared to one-on-one coaching or customised plans. A proven plan is an extremely affordable, and high-ROI way to get started.


Plus, you get a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so it's a risk-free investment.


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All plans and structured workouts are designed by professional coach Mikael Eriksson, a Level II certified coach.

Purchasing a training plan is a completely risk-free investment. If you are not 100% happy with your training plan, just email me and you'll get a complete refund of your purchase. 

WHO SHOULD GET A TRAINING PLAN?

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    Any triathlete who wants to improve should have a training plan. If you can afford it, get individual coaching or a customised plan. But if you want to start with just a small, risk-free investment, one of the proven training plans is the way to go.
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    If you currently do not have a written down training plan on both a macro (long term, at least 8 weeks) and micro (individual workouts) level, you need to get yourself a training plan. 
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    If you have a training plan, but you don't follow it to at least 90%, then you lack accountability and should purchase a training plan you didn't create yourself or found for free online to put accountability into your training.
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    If you have a training plan that you follow but you're stuck and not improving, then you likely don't have the right structure to your training plan, and should get a plan created by a professional coach. 

WHO MIGHT BE BETTER OFF WITH OTHER OPTIONS?

  • For advanced athletes with several years in triathlon already, I strongly recommend individual coaching or at least a customised training plans rather than ready-to-go training plans.
  • If you swim, bike, and run purely to get out and do some training that you enjoy, and you have no particular interest in becoming a better triathlete and no problems with motivation or consistency, a structured training plan is probably not for you. 

Would You Prefer To Get A Plan On Training Peaks? 

If so, click the button below to be taken to my training plan library on Training Peaks. When you purchase on Training Peaks, you are eligible to also get the pdf-versions of the plans (sold through this website) at no extra cost when you email me your Training Peaks order confirmation.

SPRINT DISTANCE TRAINING PLANS

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FIRST TRIATHLON / BEGINNER SPRINT TRIATHLON PLAN: 8 WEEKS 

Price: 29€

  • Based on any combination of pace, heart rate and rating of perceived exertion (RPE)
  • Average weekly training time: 4 hours
  • Duration: 8 weeks

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INtERMEDIATE SPRINT TRIATHLON PLAN: 12 WEEKS

Price: 29€

  • Based on any combination of pace, power and heart rate
  • Average weekly training time: 6:45 hours
  • Duration: 12 weeks
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OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRAINING PLANS

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FIRST / BEGINNER OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON PLAN: 8 WEEKS 

Price: 29€

  • Based on any combination of pace, heart rate and rating of perceived exertion (RPE)
  • Average weekly training time: 5 hours
  • Duration: 8 weeks
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INtERMEDIATE OLYMPIC TRIATHLON PLAN: 12 WEEKS

Price: 39€

  • Based on any combination of pace, power and heart rate
  • Average weekly training time: 8 hours
  • Duration: 12 weeks
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TESTIMONIALS

Kept me organised and focused!

Your plan kept me very organized and focused through the 12 weeks. It was a good fit for my level. Not too easy, with too short training distances like so many other training plans I looked at, but not so daunting as some of the 12-15 hrs/week plans.

I have another race coming up, so I plan to restart the plan next week to prep for it. I would highly recommend it, 9 out of 10.

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Christina Meyer 47, United States

A personal plan based on my own pace/heart rate

Since starting the 8-week Beginner Olympic Distance plan I am injury-free and pain-free and feel like this plan is a personal plan based on my own pace/heart rate. There is no guess-work. You know what you have to do and the only thing you have to do is stay disciplined.

I also went from being stuck around 210 lbs for the longest time in my life to dropping down to 200 lbs, my blood pressure improved and I feel amazing!

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Jeff Mattas United States

One of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased!

The progression of the plan was very good. I felt lot stronger after the training and I also liked that the Training Peaks version of the plan has the Structured Workouts feature so they can be easily downloaded to Garmin devices. I sincerely think that it has been one of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased. Worth every penny!

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Victor Campos Vallejo 31, Mexico

I got consistent with my training and trained with purpose

I got structure to my training program and more variety in my training. This allowed me to stay consistent and train with purpose. I highly recommend signing up so you can train to train with structure and purpose towards your goals.

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Hanna-Mari Hautamäki 29, Finland

 1 hour 11 minutes for my first sprint triathlon!

My training was haphazard before starting to use the Beginner Sprint distance plan. I didn't know what to focus on or how to structure my week, although I almost did not buy the plan since I was arrogantly thinking I should know better and should know how to structure training myself. With the plan, I found I was much more consistent and had much more structure, and ended up doing 1 hour 11 minutes total time for my first sprint triathlon, beating my target time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

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David Boyle 30, Ireland

Made my training much more efficient!

With this training plan, my training changed to be more systematic. Each session has a clear target for what you're trying to achieve - not just "going for a run".

I haven't previously trained using training zones, and this made the training much more efficient. I've improved my run pace nicely (and it was my strongest discipline before) and really improved my cycling.

Finally, having this plan makes it harder to skip workouts, so it helps you stay consistent. If you're considering purchasing it, just go for it! It helps immensely.

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Kristian Nikinmaa 33, United Kingdom

Significant time improvements in races, and swim went from mediocre to good!

Before getting started with Mikael's training plans, my training was all at the same pace and I didn't see any progress. I also found it difficult to stay motivated. But with his help, my program transformed and I really started progressing. My Olympic distance times improved significantly, and my swim went from mediocre to good. I highly recommend making this investment. It will transform your training and triathlon progress.

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Philippe DUME 45, France

15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07!

I think there's no better way to improve than having a well-balanced plan. This training plan gave more structure to my training and introduced me to new types of workouts. And the results were fantastic! I got a 15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07! Ten out of ten!

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Guillaume Laurier 34, Canada

CUSTOMISED TRAINING PLANS

I also offer customised training plans that I make from scratch after learning all about your training history, target race and goal, life constraints and so on.


I create the training plan with the same kind of commitment, attention to detail and personalisation I would if you were one of my individual coaching client. The only difference is that I don't monitor your progress and provide feedback and advice during your training, and we don't have coaching calls. That said, some athletes have combined a customised training plan with a couple of consultations, to get some of these additional coaching benefits without the monthly commitment. 


If you're not ready to invest in one-on-one coaching, but you want a plan that's tailored for you specifically in order to improve as much as possible, then a customised plan is the right choice for you. 


I suggest that you reach out well ahead of time to me. The recommended plan duration is 16-26 weeks for half or full distance triathlons, and 8-20 weeks for sprint and Olympic distance races.


Hard work alone isn’t enough to reach your triathlon potential — if you want to get fitter and faster, you need to train smart.

PRICING

The price for a customised training plan depends on its duration. The cost per week is 19 €. The entire training plan is paid for up front. The minimum customised plan duration is 8 weeks.


HOW TO GET STARTED

The best way to get started with a consultation is to email me and let me know you are interested in getting a customised training plan. If you have further questions, I will answer them, If you want to proceed, I'll then send you a questionnaire about your goal race, your training history, and so on, to be able to create a customised plan for you. 

MY COACHING APPROACH AND EXPERIENCE

I am a Finntriathlon level II coach. I have coached athletes since 2013, when I started coaching running, and marathoning in particular. Since then, and especially with my own switch from running to triathlon as an athlete, my interest has shifted to triathlon. I now coach primarily  triathletes, but with a few runners and swimrunners in the mix as well. I quit my job in medical engineering in August 2017 to take my triathlon coaching full time. 


My coaching approach is that every athlete has very individual needs, so I adapt my coaching to fit you as an individual. If I would describe my three most important traits as a coach it's committed, practical, scientific and data-driven.

I'm committed to your success, and spend a huge amount of time on every athlete I coach. I'm very practical in that I realise that you need to fit your training in around plenty of other obligations, and in that I think most training gains can be made with a rather simplistic approach to training. Many fancy-looking tactics and methods will only bring you marginal gains, but down-to-earth, practical training will give you all of your big wins.


I'm scientific in that I follow all new research constantly, but more importantly, I know how to importantly and when to bring out the old BS-filter. I'm data-driven in the way that I plan and analyze your training. That's why we're using Training Peaks, and for some athletes tools like WKO4, Best Bike Split, and so on.


A data-driven approach is a massive advantage for both beginners and advanced triathletes. With all the advances in science and technology, I believe triathletes and coaches not adopting a data-driven approach will soon be left behind.

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