Ultimate PB 70.3 Triathlon Training Plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 12:33
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 12:33
Training Load By Week

This training plan is designed for those who are looking to achieve a lifetime peak performance at the half-Ironman distance. If time is no object and you have trained as much as 18 to 20 hours a week in the past, then choose this training plan. The plan is 20 weeks long and comprise an 8-week base phase, a 6-week build phase, and a 6-week peak phase.

It includes two optional tune-up races: a sprint at the end of Week 12 and an Olympic-distance race at the end of Week 16. Every fourth week is a recovery week and the last 10 days constitute a tapering period. You will train 4 times per week in each discipline. This includes a weekly bike-run brick workout. The brick falls on Thursday in odd-numbered weeks and on Saturday in even-numbered weeks. The plan begins with 8,500 yards of swimming, 6 hours and 15 minutes of cycling, and 2 hours and 56 minutes of running in Week 1. It peaks with 12,850m of swimming, 10 hours and 10 minutes of cycling, and 4 hours and 55 minutes of running in Week 17. Happy training!

Sample Day 2
2100m
Swim Base

WU: 400 @ low aerobic intensity
12 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
MS: 7 x 100 @ moderate aerobic intensity, RI=0:05
12 x 25 kick, RI=0:15
CD: 400 @ low aerobic intensity

Sample Day 2
1:30:00
Foundation Bike

WU: 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
MS: 1 hour and 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
CD: 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity

Sample Day 3
2150m
Foundation Swim

WU: 350 @ low aerobic intensity
10 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
MS: 12 x 100 @ moderate aerobic intensity, RI=0:05
CD: 350 @ low aerobic intensity

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
Foundation Run

WU: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
MS: Run 25 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
CD: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity

Sample Day 4
1:20:00
Foundation Brick

WU: Bike 1 hour @ moderate aerobic intensity
MS: Run 20 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity

Sample Day 5
2150m
Fartlek Swim

WU: 400 @ low aerobic intensity
12 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
MS: 5 x 150 (50 easy/25 hard) easy = moderate aerobic intensity, hard = threshold intensity, RI=0:15
12 x 25 kick, RI=0:15
CD: 400 @ low aerobic intensity

Sample Day 6
0:30:00
Foundation run

WU: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
MS: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
CD: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
Running Strides: Run 4 x 20 seconds @ speed intensity with 40-second active recoveries immediately after completing today’s main run workout.

Duncan Grainge
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