Pre-built Training Plans

perfect for the self-coached athlete

Pre-Built Training Plans are a solid alternative to one-one coaching!

D3 Head Coach Mike Ricci has taken his most successful coaching formulas and translated them into training plans for goal-driven athletes of all abilities who prefer to be self-coached, or who are on a budget yet still need the insight of a coach to reach their goals!  Whether your training time is limited to 6 hours a week or you have 20 hours a week, these training plans are designed to leverage your training time and maximize results.

Coach Mike has skillfully crafted each plan with distance and ability in mind, there is no more guess work on your part.  The plan choices also reflect the number of weeks you have for training until your event (e.g., 24, 20, 16, 12 or 8 weeks).  You can feel confident that if followed, you will arrive at the start line prepared with the finish line in your sights!

Training Plans include:

  • Level III USAT Coach Mike Ricci’s best workouts
  • Access to Private D3 Message Forum
  • D3 ‘Training Terminology’ document
  • D3 ‘How To Use Intensity’ document
  • Access the D3 library of training videos
  • Recommendations on which plans are right for you
  • Optional customization with Coach Mike to lay out your season using multiple plans ($50 fee applies)

Plans are organized by distance and sport below, click on each respective link for a comprehensive list of options (including ability, hours to train, and weeks remaining to the event).

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in 2016!


Half Ironman and 70.3

Off-Season Triathlon

Single Sport Focus for Triathletes

Cycling: Century and Half Century

Running: 5K to Marathon

All Training Plans

athlete experiences!

“A note of thanks to say that I really appreciate your guidance and your plan that helped me achieve my goal in IMTX. I was uncertain about my capacity to complete the race but with your focus on heart rate training it helped me zero in on what I needed to do to make it happen. I can’t describe the pride that I and my family felt when I crossed the finish line. Thanks to you and your team for helping to make this happen. I will always recommend your plans for the personal attention you provided. I wish you continued success in your business and your commitment to helping people achieve their goals.”

Mike Fair
D3 Training Plan athlete, 2015

“I wanted to touch base with you about 2 of your training plans. I used the no-frills winter training program followed by the training plan for Lake Placid, and I really couldn’t be happier. This was my 4th Ironman and the first time I got to the starting line without any major injury.

Steve Mayo
D3 Training Plan athlete, 2015

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