First 70.3 Level 0 vs Level 1

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    Hi there,

    First of all I wanted to thank the team and the forum for their great, easy concept and support. I just started Triathlon this year (basically from 0) and directly started with 80/20 and love the structure it provides to my week. This year I started with an olympic training plan level 1 and had a blast. I am really happy with my results and achievements over the year. So after the season is before the season and I just signed up for my very first IM 70.3 in Kraichgau, Germany.
    Now I am trying to figure out which training plan would suit best for me and I can’t decide between the level 0 or 1 plan.
    I felt that the volume in the olympic level 1 plan was pretty much spot on with regards to training volume that I can handle (balancing sports, job and family).
    Now with the 70.3 the level 1 plan looks somewhat overwhelming (esp. with the 3 swims and during peak weeks) but the level 0 seems a little too less (esp. in the first few weeks).

    So I guess my question boils down to: would you rather do a level 0 plan and throw some extra sessions in every now and then (and if yes any recommendations here how to structure them?) or should I go for a level 1 plan with the high probability to miss several (swim) trainings?

    Any help or experience is highly appreciated



    Congratulations on your journey in to the triathlon world!!

    If you feel that Level 1 is the best fit for your schedule and fitness level, you can always start there. If it becomes too much, you can switch to Level 0. Whichever plan you choose, I would stay with the volume that is set within the plan (not adding additional workouts) in order to stick with the 80/20 metric.

    I hope that helps!

    Coach Anne

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