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ADVANCED 70.3 12 week BASE plan with email access to Coach, reusable, POWER [Bike] & HR [Run]

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Author

Steven Moody Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year, Training Peak and Ironman U certified

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

POWER BASED ADVANCED BASE/MAINTENANCE 70.3 12 WEEK PLAN

DUE TO CONTINUED COVID UNCERTAINTY ABOUT RACE RESCHEDULING - AS A SIGN OF GOODWILL TO MY FELLOW ATHLETES, I AM REDUCING THE PRICE OF ALL MY BASE/MAINTENANCE PLANS, LIKE THE ONE BELOW, FROM CIRCA US$60 TO US$20.
AS SUCH THIS PLAN WILL ALLOW YOU MAINTAIN FITNESS & BUILD STRENGTH UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO RETURN TO A RACE SPECIFIC PLAN
HAPPY TO OFFER FREE ADVICE ON HOW TO DO THIS AT THE TIME VIA EMAIL
IN ADDITION, AS PART OF YOUR KICK OFF EMAIL, I WILL INCLUDE SWIM SPECIFIC SWIM REPLACEMENT STRENGTH EXERCISES THAT CAN BE DONE AT HOME IN CASE YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO A POOL



Thanks to following Coach Steve's plan in 2017 - I was able to take 45 mins off my 1st 70:3 time in Dublin - buzzing!

Neil Murphy




Click here to read my growing list of testimonials from satisfied clients


Plan outline
Base Training is where we develop your endurance/stamina. If you were a car – think of this phase as making the engine!


The build period that would normally follow afterwards is where you train to race (or add gears to the car to continue my analogy)


This 12 week plan will help any Advanced triathlete maintain their 70.3 fitness in the off season or prepare for a competitive 70.3 time a few months down the line


Each swim/cycle/run session is clearly laid out in terms of what the athlete needs to do and when best to do the sessions either by pace, HR and/or power as appropriate.


Base or fitness/stamina development = 12 weeks
3 week progression:1 week recovery cycle


What do you get in this plan?
• FREE 30 day access to training peaks premium subscription
• FREE strength and conditioning guide
• Unlimited email access to the author
• Training zones using feel, heart rate and power
• Includes test sessions to map out your specific zones and monitor/re-evaluate throughout plan
• Includes race specific sessions such as bricks and open water swimming sets
• Session details up-loadable to Garmin Connect, Trainer Road, Rouvy and Zwift from compatible device
• Ability to re-use your plan as many times as you require


Kick off Emails During checkout, you can check a box to share your email address. By selecting this – this helps me send you an introduction/kick off email with hints/tips and your free 30 day Training Peaks premium coupon. It also gives you access to the best email to ask any questions you have on your training journey!


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Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:07 hrs 2:06 hrs
2:32 hrs 1:00 hrs
4:52 hrs 4:00 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:07 hrs 2:06 hrs
2:32 hrs 1:00 hrs
4:52 hrs 4:00 hrs
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Steven Moody 2017 Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year

SMart endurance solutions

*Triathlon Ireland coach of the year award winner 2017 based on athlete/peer voting*

Coach Steve has over 20 years experience in endurance sports racing, including numerous IRONMAN and 70.3 finishes (including 2xworld champ qualification)

As a full time coach (ITU & TP level 2, Ironman U and Tri Sutto certified), Steven specializes in helping time crunched Age Group triathletes & runners realize their goals.

See http://www.smartendurancesolutions.com/testimonials/ for sample client feedback

Sample Day 1

0:45:00
1500m
60TSS
Critical swim assessment CSS TEST SET

CSS TEST WORKOUT


Warm Up 400 easy freestyle
- 200 fins as 50 choice drill, 50 freestyle
– 4 x 50 freestyle (25 fast + 25 easy) +10 seconds rest

then 4 x 100 freestyle (20 seconds rests)

Do these 100’s at what you perceive to be the AVERAGE pace that you can sustain for a 400 Time Trial.

Main Set 400 time trial


Take 5 to 8 minutes easy swimming/stretching and 100m easy swim.

Feel fully recovered, then:

200 time trial


Warm Down 100 easy choice of stroke

To calculate your CSS which will be used in other sessions - take the result of the 400 tt and subtract the 200 tt - then divide the result by 2 to get your pace

e.g.
400m TT of 7:44 = 464 secs
200m TT of 3:27 = 207 secs

464 - 207 = 257/2 = 128 secs or 2 mins 8 secs CSS

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
1900m
33.226789992138585TSS
Tech and 200s

Assumes 50 m pool - please adjust lengths accordingly to ensure distance covered

Option to download/print off session detail to bring to pool from paper clip in top right corner

Technique is key for good smooth and ultimately faster swimming

This session is designed for you to complete a drill and then complete a number of 200s to try to replicate/embed the “feel” from the drill into your swimming

Warm Up [200, 200 total]
200m = 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke

Main Set: [1500, 1700 total]

Drill # 1
Single arm: 2 x 50 (1st Left, 2nd right), 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the “catch” aka feel for the water and “push” aka the propulsion you create moving water behind you

Drill # 2
Fists: 2 x 50, as 25 Fists, 25 swim 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the “catch” aka feel for the water, that will be more noticeable when the palm of your hand is open

Drill # 3
Catch up: 2 x 50, 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the extension/stretch and timing in the water before moving your hand into the catch position and then commencing the pull part of your stroke

Cool down: [200, 1900 total]
200m = 200 backstroke

Sample Day 2

0:40:00
4.97mi
50TSS
Tempo run

Tempo runs are an excellent way for runners to work on building their speed and strength. They are runs that are done at a steady effort level, usually just a little slower than your 10K race pace.

Exact details for HR will be available from workout builder below after run test is completed and details entered in your profile

If you have a compatible version you should also be able to upload the session details to your device

Session details
1km warm up zone 1
6km @ 10km pace or z3
1km cool down

Sample Day 3

0:55:00
16.16mi
47.1TSS
Turbo set - threshold work [power]

Exact details for HR will be available from workout builder below after bike test is completed and details entered in your profile

If you have a compatible version you should also be able to upload the session details to your device
Turbo set
10 mins warm up - easy
10 mins build up - build
15 mins hard - hard
10 mins build down - medium effort
10 mins cool down -

Sample Day 4

0:50:00
1700m
73.88TSS
Swim session - tech/drills + endurance focus [requires Pull Buoy and Paddle]

Assumes 50 m pool - please adjust lengths accordingly to ensure distance covered

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,

Drills [6 lengths i.e. 300m, 500m Total]
(check youtube doc for links to demos if unsure of drill specifics]
1 - 2 - single arm (Left)
3 - 4 - single arm (Right)
5 - 6 - fist

Main [1000m, 1500m Total]
1st 200m without paddles and PB
2nd 200m with paddles and PB
3rd 200m without paddles and PB
4th 200m with paddles and PB
5th 200m without paddles and PB

Take 30 secs rest between each 200 and work to try and maintain the same feel between 2 different versions - ideally you should be always in the range of 5 - 10 secs for each 200 (paddles and PB elements will be faster)

Cool down [200m, 1700m total]
200 m back stroke easy

Total session distance = 1700

Sample Day 4

0:45:00
5.59mi
50TSS
VO2 Max w/ 4 x 1000m @5km race pace jog 2min between

V02 sessions take the form of a medium run with short/sharp bursts throughout (5km pace) - the efforts in this run will be only 1km each and will have a 2min jog imbetween each

2km warm up easy
1km @5km pace
2 min easy
1km @5km pace
2 min easy
1km @5km pace
2 min easy
1km @5km pace
2 min easy
1km cool down

Sample Day 6

0:50:00
6.21mi
Run test..

To ensure your training is tailored to your current fitness/abilities - the first block requires you to complete a run and bike test to get baseline HR zones which we use to direct sessions and monitor progress

This is the first of these tests - working out your run specific HR zones

NB needs GPS device and HR monitor device

Please ignore the target distance - indicative only - the actual distance will be determined by you

Best done on flat out and back course
Warm up gently for 10 mins (including stopping to stretch hamstrings/calves/glutes)

For the actual test you need to accelerate to a tempo which you believe you can sustain for 30 min continuous running, but not longer. This should feel difficult!

10 min warm down please

Once you have the HR data uploaded to this session - open via the analyse icon in the top right hand corner and follow the following steps outlined in the below link
http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/joe-friel-s-quick-guide-to-setting-zones

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