Basic training - Long distance
Set the foundations for your Long distanceShow product
The first 8 weeks of basic training will lay the foundation for a successful long distance. The content is still very general and the focus is on building basic endurance, improving VO2max, technique training and building an athletic base.
Ambitious long distance runners who want to achieve a new best time, place at the top of their age group and set a first basis for this in 12-15 training hours per week.
What does a typical training week look like?
Only three steps to the training plan
- Book KickAss subscription
In the first step you have to choose a subscription. The training plan is available in the subscriptions KickAss Basic and KickAss Student.
- Activate training plan
In the second step you can unlock and activate the training plan via your account.
- Open training plan and get started
In the last step you only have to open the training plan. You will be automatically redirected to our training platform AZUM, set up a profile there and you can start right away.
The training plan is the perfect mix of strength training, running, cycling and swimming.
All benefits at a glance
- Flexible adaptation of the training units
- Exercise videos for all strength, core and mobility exercises
- Meal plans for the units
Question & Answers
The training plan templates are divided into three skill levels. From beginners who are relatively new to triathlon and want to finish their first race to advanced athletes and ambitious triathletes who want to achieve a top ranking. Using the filter function and the descriptions, you will find exactly the right plan that fits your level.
The training plan templates are each divided into 8-week blocks that build on each other. From the basic training to the build up training I and II to the final competition preparation, you run through a complete season up to your planned competition. Of course, it is also possible to join in between and skip individual phases. Always orientate yourself backwards from your target competition with which phase you should start. After you have loaded the plan into the AZUM training platform, you can also delete or move individual weeks.
In our training series you will get suggestions for a complete seasonal build-up to your target competition.
In order to train in your individual training zones, we recommend that you determine them using the Power-Performance Decoder or a performance diagnostic. You should repeat this at regular intervals (12-16 weeks) to check your progress and adjust the profile. Our KickAss coaches will be happy to support you if you have problems entering the metabolic profile.
Of course. We have special training camp weeks planned for you that you can integrate into your existing schedule.
Yes, in the AZUM training platform you can link your sports watch (Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo) and export the planned units. You also have the option to export cycling units to Zwift.