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BEGINNER 70.3 20 week (50yrs+) plan, Coach email access, reusable, HR based

Author

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

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Length

20 Weeks

Plan Specs

triathlon half ironman beginner hr based

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Plan Description

HR BASED BEGINNER 70.3 20 WEEK PLAN FOR ATHLETES 50 YEARS+


Coach Steve’s training package helped me to perform better than I ever thought possible in the 2017 West Australian 70.3 ironman. I went from being a middle of the pack finisher to finishing in the top 20% in my age group by following his plan on Training Peaks. I actually enjoyed the whole training period and went into the event feeling confident and strong. The plan was easy to follow with full detailed sets and is incredible value for money. Highly recommended

Kylie Nettleton


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Plan outline
This 20 week plan is designed for a beginner athlete who has between 6 - 10 hours available to train for their 70.3 and wants to step up from either sprint or olympic/international distance racing.

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 and is based primarily on HR zones that the athlete should train in.

It is specifically designed for athletes over 50 years of age - as it uses a 2:1 recovery cycle and additional rest days that should minimize risk of over training injuries


Base/endurance building = 12 weeks
Build/race specific phase = 6 weeks
Taper = 2 week
2 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 or pace
• 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/or 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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Customer promise
I want you to be set for success with a plan that is right for you. So, if after the first few weeks of training, you feel over/under challenged by the training load - I will switch you free of charge to an equivalent plan from the Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced plans from my catalog.





Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:04 hrs 3:36 hrs
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1:33 hrs 1:00 hrs
2:06 hrs 2:06 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:04 hrs 3:36 hrs
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1:33 hrs 1:00 hrs
2:06 hrs 2:06 hrs

Training Load By Week


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

0:55:00
17.4mi
53.3TSS
Turbo set - threshold work

Complete this session by perceived effort until you have mapped out your actual HR zones via the FTP test in week 2

Session details
10 mins warm up - easy
10 mins build up - moderate effort
15 mins hard - hard
10 mins build down -moderate effort
10 mins cool down

Sample Day 1

0:45:00
1500m
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

0:35:00
4.35mi
40TSS
Tempo run 7km

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 zone 1 warm 1
5km @10km pace or zone 3
1km zone 1 cool down

Sample Day 3

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

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


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]
5 * 200 m
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 3

1:00:00
17.4mi
53.3TSS
Turbo - endurance focus..

Endurance set - we will use these in the beginning to build the "foundation of the house" aka underlying stamina ... these sessions should always be kept in z1-z2 range

Try to keep cadence in region of 80-90 rpm

Even at easy efforts - these sessions tend to be sweaty affairs make sure you have a towel and fluids close to hand

Session details
10 min z1
40 min z2
10 min z1

Sample Day 5

0:50:00
6.21mi
65TSS
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

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

Sample Day 6

1:36:00
24.85mi
90TSS
Long bike endurance focus

Long endurance based bikes in the base period are to build your endurance and should be in the z1/z2 HR range

Until HR zones are mapped in week 2 - use a perceived exertion/effort of the cycle should feel easy

Session details
Warm up gently for 5km in zone 1
Main set of 30 no higher than zone 2
Easy cool down of 5km in zone 1

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