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Beginner/Intermediate IRONMAN® 70.3® using TrainerRoad (16 Weeks, by Power & Pace)

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Author

Alison Freeman: USAT Level II Endurance, IRONMAN®, & TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified Triathlon Coach

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Length

17 Weeks

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Plan Description


STRUCTURED PLANS. PROVEN RESULTS.

Coach Alison’s plans are designed to set you up for success! She incorporates training strategies with proven success to ensure that your fitness is where it needs to be when you toe the start line. Don’t spend your time worrying about whether you’re training correctly - put your trust in the plan so all you need to worry about is executing.


About the Plan:

This 16 week program is a Beginner/Intermediate Plan for 70.3 athletes. This plan is a good fit if you have successfully completed a 70.3-distance race in less than 7:30 OR an Olympic-distance race in less than 3:30 prior to beginning this plan, and you are looking for more than just to finish the event.

A typical week has 2-3 swims, 3 bikes, 3 runs, and 2 strength sessions. Your days off are Mondays, your long rides are on Saturdays, and your long runs are on Sundays. There are bike-run (brick) workouts on most Saturdays beginning with week 8. One race fitness benchmark is included in week 12. There are benchmark workouts in week 5 to update your training zones.


Workout Distances & Durations:

Prior to starting this plan, you should have a good base of an average of 7-9 hours of weekly training for the past four weeks.

The first week of the plan includes 7 hours 15 minutes of training, plus two 30 minute strength sessions:
- 3300 yards/meters of swimming / 1700 yards/meters as your longest swim
- 3 hours 15 minutes of cycling / 1 hour 30 minutes as your longest bike
- 2 hours 35 minutes of running / 1 hour 10 minutes as your longest run

You will build in your max week to 12 hours 20 minutes of training, plus two 30 minute strength sessions:
- 5650 yards/meters of swimming / 2550 yards/meters as your longest swim
- 5 hours 15 minutes of cycling / 3 hours as your longest bike
- 4 hours 45 minutes of running / 2 hours 15 minutes as your longest run


All Bikes Are TrainerRoad Workouts!

Bike sessions are designed to be executed within TrainerRoad. Most are TrainerRoad’s built-in workouts - just search for the workout by name within the TrainerRoad app and start cycling! Some are “team” workouts which can be accessed by joining Coach Alison’s team in TrainerRoad. Later in the plan, as the long rides get longer, you are welcome to take those rides outdoors. But if you need or want to execute them indoors, a TrainerRoad workout option is always provided. And due to the non-stop nature of indoor riding, those long rides are just a bit shorter when done on the trainer.


All Swims and Runs Are Structured Workouts!

The plan uses the TrainingPeaks structured workout feature for swims and runs, providing precise workout details, including pace targets, for all segments/intervals within each workout. These workouts can be easily imported into devices, including most Garmin multisport watches and bike computers. See the Structured Workout Help Page for more information.


A Website Just for Coach Alison’s Athletes!

Coach Alison’s website, linked within the training plan, provides a wide range of information for her athletes. From training zones to understanding TrainingPeaks data to fueling guidelines to Zwift routes, her website is a resource that will support your training journey from start to finish.


Have questions?

Email Coach Alison.


IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex3
4:00 hrs 3:00 hrs
Runx3
3:14 hrs 2:15 hrs
Swimx2
1:50 hrs 1:05 hrs
Strengthx2
0:56 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
4:00 hrs 3:00 hrs
Run
3:14 hrs 2:15 hrs
Swim
1:50 hrs 1:05 hrs
Strength
0:56 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • GPS

All supported devices

Alison Freeman

NYX Endurance

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Coach Alison Freeman is a USA Triathlon Level II Endurance Certified, Ironman Certified, and TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accredited Coach. She has proven success getting first-time 70.3 and Ironman-distance athletes to the finish line, as well as proven success with time improvement for experienced 70.3 and Ironman-distance athletes.