ADVANCED Half Ironman Triathlon Plan. 11 to 16 hours per week. 20 Week. Sunday Race.

Average Weekly Training Hours 11:48
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 11:48
Training Load By Week

Designed for advanced age group triathletes, this training plan will help you excel at your upcoming half Ironman event. Athletes who've successfully followed this plan have smashed their PR's and qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship for the first time ever. 

"A 29 minute swim, 2.27 bike, 1.29 run - 4.31.07 overall, 7th in AG and just paying for my IM70.3 World Champs slot now! Phil, I can't thank you enough for your help!" - Farid Shavaksha, August 2015 -

 WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Email access to the author
  • 20-page guide: “How To Use Your Training Plan”
  • Advice on how to incorporate several races into your plan
  • Monthly email training advice
  • Training zones using feel, heart rate, power or pace

 

IS THIS PLAN FOR YOU?

There are nine to eleven workouts per week, consisting of 3 swims, 3 cycles, 3 or 4 runs and a strength workout. There are two rides most weekends and a longer run in midweek. There's a semi-recovery day each week and every fourth week has a lower training volume to help your body adapt and recover. To be successful with this plan you should have at least 18-months experience of triathlon.

 

AUTHOR

Phil Mosley: "I have 20 years experience of helping age group athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient higher intensity workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends."

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Sample Day 1
0:55:00
2400m
Aerobic Endurance Pool Swim

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, but will progress in duration. We'll also include technique work. 

Warm Up:
All in Zone 2 with 10secs rests:
3x(100FC, 50DRILL, 100PULL, 50DRILL).

200FC alternating (100 in Zone 2, 50 in Zone 4, 50 in Zone 2) with 20secs rests.

MAIN SET:
250FC in Zone 2 +15secs rests,
4x50PULL in Zone 3 +10secs rests,
250FC in Zone 2 +15secs rests.
2x100PULL in Zone 3 +10secs rests.


Warm Down:
All in Zone 2:
8x50 as (25DOG, 25FC) +5secs rests.

Sample Day 1
0:35:00
Speed Skill Run

During the main set of this workout you'll do several efforts at an increasing pace. Don't stress about getting the Zones perfectly right, it's not easy on such short efforts. Just aim to run each one faster than the one before.

Warm Up:
10mins easy in Zone 2, chatting pace.
3 x 30secs gradual accelerations up to Zone 5 pace. 30secs walk/jog rests.

MAIN SET:
-4 minutes at Zone 3 pace.
-4 minutes easy jog in Zone 2.
-3 minutes at Zone 4 pace.
-4 minutes easy jog in Zone 2.
-2 minutes in Zone 5.

Warm Down:
5mins easy, slow jog, chatting pace.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
Speed Skill Bike

These short mid-week workouts are well suited to an indoor bike trainer. They are fairly high intensity, so there's no need to make them longer. They prepare your body for longer high intensity efforts in the Build phases.

Warm Up:
8mins easy in Zone 2
5mins as (10secs in Zone 4, 50secs in Zone 2).

MAIN SET:
2,3,4 mins all in mid Zone 4, all with 2mins rest in Zone 2.

3,2 minutes in upper Zone 4 with 3mins rests in Zone 2.


Warm Down:
5mins in Zone 2

Sample Day 2
0:50:00
2100m
Pool Swim, Speed

These swims will build your speed for race day.

Make sure you read the instructions attached to Day 1, so you know what the abbreviations mean. 

Warm Up:
All in Zone 2, with 5 secs rests.
200FC, 100KICK, 100BACK, 100PULL.

MAIN SET:
4x150FC BUILD (do each 150 slightly faster than the one before) +30secs rests.
1 minute rest.
4x100PULL BUILD (do each 100 slightly faster than the one before) +15secs rests.
1 minute rest.
8x50FC BUILD (do each 50 slightly faster than the one before) +15secs rests.

Warm Down:
200 in Zone 2, mixed strokes

Sample Day 3
1:10:00
Aerobic Endurance Run

A nice steady run, mainly in Zone 2. Preferably off road. These runs will gradually increase over time, so that you comfortably handle a half marathon on race day.

Sample Day 4
0:40:00
1800m
Pool Swim: Technique/Recovery

These sessions are designed to increase your feel for the water, but can also help reduce soreness from your high intensity runs and cycles. 

Warm Up:
200 as (25DRILL*/25PULL) in Zone 2 +20secs rest,
200FC breathe every 3 strokes in Zone 2, +20secs rest,
8x50FC BUILD** +15secs rests.

MAIN SET:
3x200 as (50PULL in Zone 2, 100FC in Zone 3, 50PULL in Zone 2) +20secs rests.

Warm Down:
300 as (25KICK/50FC) all in Zone 2 +20secs rest.
100 as (50BACK/50BREAST) all in Zone 2.

Sample Day 4
0:40:00
Easy Run

Easy/steady run in Zone 2. You should be able to chat at this pace.

Phil Mosley
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My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping age group athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As an athlete and a parent I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient higher intensity workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends.

I am always available to answer any questions you may have about your plan.