TRAINING PLANS

We have several training plans for sale on TrainingPeaks. Once purchased, the plan is yours and can be used unlimited times.  All Stuart Coaching plans have structured workouts, which will sync with your device and provide real-time workout instructions. Our full library can also be viewed here. TrainingPeaks offers comprehensive scheduling, logging, and analysis of your sessions and is available in a web and mobile application. A free 30-day trial of TrainingPeaks Premium is offered for new users.

TrainingPeaks offers comprehensive scheduling, logging, and analysis of your sessions and is available in a web and mobile application. A free 30-day trial of TrainingPeaks Premium is offered for new users. 

Session Intensity guide

Session CategorySession Goal
Aerobic Endurance continuing at low intensity for an extended time 
Speed the ability to make efficient movements with the arms (not overall swim speed) 
Strength the ability to overcome the resistance of the water 
Muscular Endurance ability to continue at race pace/moderate intensity for an extended time  
Power (VO2Max) ability to sprint at high power for a short time 
Tactics drills to improve your swimming technique 
Technique drills to improve your swimming technique 
Active Recovery easy, low intensity sets to help recover the body from harder sessions  
Testing CSS test or 1K TT performed once every 6-8 weeks  

Here’s an excellent support article to get you started with TrainingPeaks. 

Session Goals

To get the most out of your training, it is critical to understand (and follow) the purpose of each session. Each of your workouts will fall into a category.  The categories are:
ZonesDescriptionRPERest IntervalPace
1– Easy  Easy 1-2 as needed Technique or recovery 
2– Light Aerobic Steady 3-4 10-30 sec CSS + 10 sec - 140.6 pace  
3– Moderate Aerobic Mod Hard 5-6 10-30 sec CSS + 5 sec. - 70.3 pace 
4– Threshold Hard 7-8 30-60 sec CSS or Threshold - sprint tri pace 
5– Above Threshold Very Hard 9-10 30-60 sec Fast as possible 
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