Half Ironman 16 Week Int/Advanced Training Plan for Peak Performance on Race Day - Saturday Race
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16 week plan for Half Ironman athletes with a strong base of fitness.
This plan is recommended for athletes who have been training consistently and are currently able to swim 2,000 yards, bike 40 miles and run 5 miles continuously.
For those who don't yet possess the recommended fitness, there are 20 and 24 week plans that will allow one extra mesocycle each to build a base and still achieve similar fitness on race day.
The main focus of this training plan is to build Aerobic Fitness as well as increase Threshold speed and Stamina across all three disciplines.
It is recommended for dedicated athletes who strive to achieve their best performance on race day and are willing and able to "put in the time and effort".
To accommodate busy working athletes the plan defines Monday as the Rest Day and has the longer workouts on the weekend.
The plan averages 11 hours/week of training with a maximum weekly duration of 14 hours, and is structured with 3 weeks of work and one week of recovery & testing.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:00 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|5:48 hrs||4:03 hrs|
|2:22 hrs||1:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:00 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||5:48 hrs||4:03 hrs|
||2:22 hrs||1:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter