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Intermediate Road Running 42km Sub 4 hours - 13 weeks

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MultiSportCoaching.co.za

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Length

13 Weeks

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Plan Description

This training program is aimed at the Intermediate Level athlete who wants to complete a 42.2km Run in under 4 hours.

This program is 13 weeks long: 1 Test Week, 10 Training Weeks, 1 Taper Week, 1 Recovery Week.

Training time builds from 5 hours and 23 minutes per week to a maximum of 9 hours and 07 minutes.

After completing the initial test week, capture your data on our website: https://multisportcoaching.co.za/performance-data/
Your training zones will be calculated and emailed to you.

This is a free service.

After completing the initial test week, capture your data on our website: https://multisportcoaching.co.za/performance-data/
Your training zones will be adjusted.
This is also a free service.

Assumptions of this program –

Run Personal Best for 21km of under 1 hour 53 minutes and 30 seconds.
Run Personal Best for 10km of under 51 minutes.

You need to have access to a 400m running track for the Test Week and a “flat-ish” 5km Time Trial route which you can use in the Test Week.

As the program is Heart Rate based, you have to have a Heart Rate Monitor. We suggest the POLAR brand.

You should also include General Strength and Core training sessions when doing Endurance training.

A Basic Core Strength session is available for download with this program.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Runx5
5:16 hrs 3:55 hrs
Day Offx1
—— ——
X-Trainx1
0:27 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
5:16 hrs 3:55 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
0:27 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Coach Shamus

multisportcoaching.co.za

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To have a positive impact on the athletic performances of as many athletes as we can reach whether it be as small as a tweak of a program schedule or as massive as the total transformation of a life.

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Established in 1993 we have grown from a handful of local elite triathletes on “cut-and-paste” plans to a network of athletes of varying abilities around the world being remotely coached with individualised training programs.