Training Plans are for athletes who like working independently, but still want a quality, structured plan. Endurance Company offers a variety of training plans for specific race distances ranging from 5k to marathon, sprint triathlon to Ironman, 40k bike TT to multi-day bike trips. All plans are written by Joe Company and are based off of successful training sessions used by himself and others. Training Plans differ from Customized Guidance in that you receive the entire plan up front, rather than have the plan written monthly or weekly in response to your training.
Training plans are semi-custom, pre-written plans specific for a certain event. For example, if you are preparing for a half-ironman (70.3), you would purchase a "half-ironman Training Plan". The Training Plan is based off of a template, but it is modified to fit your particular race, your lifestyle, your current fitness, and your goals for that race.
The process works like this:
1) You pick a distance - choices are: 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, sprint triathlon, olympic triathlon, half-ironman, full ironman, 40k Bike Time Trial, and long distance bike ride (century or multi-day bike trip).
2) You have a phone conversation with Joe to discuss your athletic history, current training fitness, and goals
3) Joe tweaks the general training plan to fit your needs
4) You receive the Training Plan via Training Peaks.
Training plans cost $100 per 4 weeks of training provided, so if you request an 8-week plan, it will cost $200; a 12-week plan will cost $300. The shortest Training Plan offered is 8 weeks. The number of weeks included in any given training plan varies depending on the type of race you are training for, the amount of time you have until your race, and your current level of fitness. While on the Training Plan, you are able to email Joe with questions at any time. If situations arise that require an alteration of the plan (i.e. injury or schedule change), the plan will be altered at no additional cost.
Contact Joe if you are interested in finding out if a Training Plan is right for you!