Ironman 70.3 in 7 Hours Per Week (12 weeks) - HR Zone Based
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This 12 week plan is designed for a busy athlete who is able to invest 7 hours per week of training time in order to successfully finish their upcoming Ironman 70.3 race.
Athletes completing this Ironman Certified Coach designed plan, will train 7 hours each week from weeks 1 to 10, 6.5 hours during week 11, and just over 3 hours during the race week taper. Athletes can expect to complete 1-2 swims each week, 2-4 bike rides, and 2-3 runs.
The swim workouts in the training plan are based on pace, while the bike and run workouts in the plan are based on Duration and Heart Rate - utilizing Training Peaks Structured Workouts. That can be utilized on your device or preferred virtual training platform.
Thus, it is essential that you have a reliable Heart Rate Monitor, and that you complete the field testing during the first week of the plan, and set your zones in Training Peaks (https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/204073584-How-to-Set-your-Thresholds-and-Calculate-your-Zones). Make sure you utilize Joe Friel's Swimming, Cycling and Running Zones.
You should be training regularly for 5-7 hrs per week, for at least one month prior to starting this training plan.
Being an efficient time limited plan, it strictly focuses on swim, bike and run. But you should be engaging in stretching, massage (self or a RMT), and sound nutritional practices to help you recover from your training, and to stay injury free.
* The information provided in this training plan cannot replace individual advice from health professionals. Please consult your physician before starting the training plan or any new fitness program.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:19 hrs||2:15 hrs|
|1:12 hrs||0:50 hrs|
|3:07 hrs||3:15 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:19 hrs||2:15 hrs|
||1:12 hrs||0:50 hrs|
||3:07 hrs||3:15 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor