70.3 Santa Rosa, Half Ironman, 18 Week plan, Start 3-9-19 , Power, 7-27-19

Average Weekly Training Hours 08:11
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 08:11
Training Load By Week

Welcome to the first step of your training for the Santa Rosa 70.3 IM. This is a long journey to become a finisher but together we will make this race the most memorable and most fun race you have ever competed in. Please scroll through and if any questions arise please write them down and feel free to contact me at any time.

This plan is designed to prepare you to have your best experience at your 70.3 IM event. This has plan has been designed for athletes that have either competed in Olympic (ITU) distance races or Half IM (70.3) races in the past. This plan is power based, if you would like to use a plan that has bike workouts that use HR we have those as well. Please find these workouts in the TrainingPeaks store.

This plan has been built around two, five-week long training periods and two, four-week long training periods: The first period will be used to build fitness and prep your mind and your body for what lies ahead. The second period is designed as preparation period in which volume will increase as well as intensity. The third will be your build period which is designed to be the "meat and potatoes" of your training plan. This is where you will see the most improvement in both fitness and measurable data. Finally, we have the peak and taper period, this will be the last few sessions before your event. This is the most important training sessions you will face as these will determine how your race will be dictated.

This is designed around a simple idea of: 1 rest day (Mondays), 2-3 bike and run workouts, 3 swim workouts, 1 strength day and 1 brick (usually a bike/run brick). The average week has eight hours’ worth of workouts planned and range from six hours to ten hours in weekly training.

This plan is the most comprehensive and user-friendly plan you will find. Only plans from Finish Strong Endurance come with this amount of support. We win when you do so buy this plan and will support you by providing you a free guide to download in day one and if you do have any questions you can email finishstrongendurance@yahoo.com and I will respond within 24 hours.

As stated this plan assumes that you have competed in some sort of mid to long distance triathlon in the past, please be able to:

 Swim: 300 (yds/m) continuously
 Bike: 1 hour
 Run: 1 hour

If you have any questions please visit finishstrongendurance.com or email Dylan directly at: finishstrongendurance@yahoo.com.


Sample Day -57
0:50:00
67.9TSS
Bike Test Power

The challenge will be pacing. You ideally want to pick an effort that you can maintain throughout the 30-minute duration.

Sample Day -56
0:55:00
Swim Test

Please refer to training guide for zone descriptions.

Sample Day -55
0:50:00
83.3TSS
Run Test HR

The challenge will be proper pacing. You ideally
want to pick an effort / pace that you can maintain throughout the 30-minute
duration. If you slow down a lot at the end, you started too fast.

Sample Day -54
0:50:00
57.5TSS
Strength test

This is a ramp up test, you will start at a weight that you can do 5 reps easily, then you will add weight with each set. For a total of 4x5 sets(x)reps The final set will be the set that you use for determining future training, you will lift up to 5 reps. If you are able to get 5 reps=80% of 1 rep max, 4 reps=85, 3=90% 2=95%, 1=100%. Please do this workout with a partner so that they can spot you, it is always ideal to lift with a partner.

Sample Day -53
0:50:00
54.7TSS
Attack Intervals

Sample Day -52
1:00:00
Sprints and repeats

Sample Day -52
0:40:00
36.7TSS
Hill repeats

This can be done on a treadmill or on a slight hill.

Dylan Hebert
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Finish Strong Endurance

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