TPS Advanced Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Plan - 12 Weeks
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This is for advanced athletes that have a few years of training and racing behind them.
The plan is progressive. The swims range from 2.5k to 3k. If you find these to long you can shorten them.
Bike sessions are power based as well as HR based.
Run sessions are HR based. Track sessions are included almost every week. If you can't get to a track you can do the intervals on suitable terrain or on a normal run route but take into account the gradient of the terrain.
The HR Zones are based off Joe Friels Running and Cycling HR zones or you can use FTP.
It is best to get tested to determine these zones or you can do Joe Friels field tests: A 30min bike or run TT, get the peak 20min HR average to be used as your lactate threshold.
Strength workouts have not been included in the plan. It is highly recommended you do a strength and core program - it should be more maintenance based rather than trying to increase strength. You could do these on Tuesday and Friday (Thursday when day off on Friday). Again you should be going into this plan having done an extensive strength training program.
It is important to listen to your body, if you feel sick or extremely fatigued you should take a day or two off and do not try to make up lost training sessions, rather ease back into training.
The swim sessions are progressive and work off threshold pace or if you use CSS(Critical Swim Speed) pace this can be applied as well. If you swim with a swim squad that is fine and certainly better to help you push yourself a bit more. Make sure the coach is aware of the race you are aiming for and when to taper and recover.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|3:10 hrs||1:39 hrs|
|5:06 hrs||3:30 hrs|
|2:42 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:10 hrs||1:39 hrs|
||5:06 hrs||3:30 hrs|
||2:42 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor