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Half Ironman 70.3 Plan for Intermediate to Advanced Triathletes - Sunday Race - 12 Weeks

Author

Joan Scrivanich , MA, CSCS

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12 Weeks

Plan Specs

triathlon half ironman intermediate advanced

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Plan Description

Designed for: Intermediate to advanced triathletes.

Created by: Exercise Physiologist & Coach Joan Scrivanich who earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the Ivy League university Columbia University in New York City. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, IRONMAN, USA Track & Field, and National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Joan has been an endurance athlete for almost 30 years. She had the privilege of competing at a competitive division I college in both cross country and track and has experience training & racing for everything from the Mile to the Marathon and Sprint Triathlons to the Ironman.

What's included:

- E-mail support is available to answer your questions regarding the plan.
- An Athlete Guide & description document explaining your upcoming workouts and training
- A Zone Chart explaining effort/zones/intensity levels for reference with the workouts.
- Monthly informational newsletter
- Access to our private Facebook group.
- Access to our Member-Only Resources Area

You will get in all your key workouts while supplementing your training with strength training, days off, and active recovery days.

Before starting: Before starting this plan, you should be able to comfortably run for 1:15 hour, swim 2300 yds, and bike 2:00 hour.  The weekly volume of the plan starts at 10:15 and peaks at 13:05.

Questions? E-mail Coach Joan at info@RiseEndurance.com or visit her at RiseEndurance.com

I look forward to helping you reach your potential.

Happy Running!

USA Triathlon Certified CoachUSA Track & Field certified coachIronman Certified CoachCertified Strength & Conditioning SpecialistNSCA-Certified Personal TrainerTrainingPeaks Certified Coach



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
2:57 hrs 2:30 hrs
3:41 hrs 4:00 hrs
2:07 hrs 1:30 hrs
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
2:57 hrs 2:30 hrs
3:41 hrs 4:00 hrs
2:07 hrs 1:30 hrs
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
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Training Load By Week


Joan Scrivanich

Rise Endurance LLC

Coach Joan takes a comprehensive approach to coaching; her scientifically based training is athlete-centered and takes the whole athlete into account in order for athletes to reach their goals and remain healthy.

Joan's coaching specialties include:

  • Busy professionals
  • Long course athletes (13.1 & 70.3 or longer)
  • Athletes with cardiac concerns

She is the Onsite Lead Coach for Ironman Lake Placid and has been an endurance athlete for 30 years, which includes running for a Division I college.

Sample Day 1

1:00:00
2103m
Swim Drill Session

W/U: 400 as 200 choice/100 pull/100 kick w/fins . Main Set:  . 2x: 4 x 50 drill w/20 sec rest 200 free on base + 5 seconds (add a strong 50 per each 200) w/30 sec rest . 200 pull 200 free w/paddles . C/D: 6 x 50 as 25 back/25 breast 200 kick w/fins

Sample Day 2

1:00:00
Hill Running - Fartlek

W/U:
10min-15min easy with strides + dynamic stretching.
.
Main Set:
.
Mixed Hilly Terrain, soft surfaces if possible 
On the uphill sections run at Z4 effort (just under 10km race pace) ranging between 1min and 5min in duration.
Remember to keep your cadence high.
.
Take your time on the downhill sections so that you do not cause too much damage from eccentric loading of the quads.
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(Hills should be not too steep and the surface where ever possible should be soft i.e. grass or dirt)
.
C/D: 
with remaining time

Sample Day 2

0:30:00
Strength

W/U:
5-10 min of a dynamic w/u
If you need more of a w/u, include easy aerobic exercise (running, cycling, elliptical, rowing...).
.
Pre-Set: 1-2x *body weight only*
.
15-20 bicycle crunches
15-20 reps squats
2-3 reps plank until fatigue
12-15 reps Y T W L
12-15 reps clamshell
.
Main Set: 2-3x
.
12-15 reps of each exercise
with minimal rest (no more than 30 sec rest between each exercise)
.
Choose 5-6 exercises (see pre-activity comments)
Remember to have good form with all exercises to prevent injury.
.
Weights should be heavy enough to complete 12 to 15 reps with correct form. If it feels light enough that you can do more, then increase the weight used.
.
C/D:
Cool down with static stretching & foam rolling

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
2012m
Strength/Endurance Swim

W/U:
100 swim
100 pull without paddles
100 kick on back
.
Main Set:
.
50/100/150/200 free w/20 sec rest
Evens faster than race pace, 
Odds slightly slower than race pace
.
2 x 200 free on base + 15 seconds w/20 sec rest
800 pull
.
C/D:
200 with fins alternating swim/kick x 50s

Sample Day 4

1:15:00
Cycle Strength Workout

W/U: 
10-15min @ Z2-Z3 effort during the last 5min of the W/U build effort levels up to upper Z4 and then return slowly back to Z2 effort again
Keep cadence between 90-100rpm during the W/U.
.
Main Set: 2x
.
10min @ 65-75rpm @ Z4
2:30min easy spin at 100rpm
10min @ 65-75rpm @ Z4 effort
2:30min easy spin at 100rpm
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C/D:
Cool down with remaining time @ Z2-Z3 effort @ 90-100rpm

Sample Day 4

0:30:00
Strength

W/U:
5-10 min of a dynamic w/u
If you need more of a w/u, include easy aerobic exercise (running, cycling, elliptical, rowing...).
.
Pre-Set: 1-2x *body weight only*
.
15-20 bicycle crunches
15-20 reps squats
2-3 reps plank until fatigue
12-15 reps Y T W L
12-15 reps clamshell
.
Main Set: 2-3x
.
12-15 reps of each exercise
with minimal rest (no more than 30 sec rest between each exercise)
.
Choose 5-6 exercises (see pre-activity comments)
Remember to have good form with all exercises to prevent injury.
.
Weights should be heavy enough to complete 12 to 15 reps with correct form. If it feels light enough that you can do more, then increase the weight used.
.
C/D:
Cool down with static stretching & foam rolling

Sample Day 6

1:15:00
Long Run - Ascending Fatigue Resistance

W/U: 
10-15min easy + drills
Include in the W/U 2-3 up tempo efforts strides of 30sec-1min duration (the goal is to get heart rate up to but not exceed lactate threshold.)
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Main Set:
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1 x 12min @ Upper Z3 with 3-4min easy recovery jog
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2 x 8min @ Lower Z4 with 3-4min recovery between sets.
Focus on form during the sets.
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2 x 4min @ Lower Z5 with 2min recovery between sets.
Maintain perfect form.
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C/D: 
Cool down with remaining time. Try to focus on holding good form in the C/D with a high cadence, soft surface if possible.

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