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24 Week Half Iron Triathlon | Beginner

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Mark Saroni

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24 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

Winning is a Mindset Not a Spot on the Podium

Our beginner half iron training plan is designed to help a new triathlete finish their first half iron distance rance. This plan has a mixture of mostly aerobic conditioning workouts as well as some intensity mid-week. 


"As far as the program is concerned, I could not be happier. I can honestly say that I am race ready not just to finish but to PR. I can literally see improvement not just in my speed but in how I feel and how confident I am."


Plan Overview

  • Balanced training load between disciplines
  • Avg training load of 8-9 hours per week
  • Detailed workout instructions
  • Consistent mobility & strength
  • Race planning & execution tips

Required Equipment

  • HR monitor
  • GPS watch
  • Swim paddles, pull buoy, & fins
  • Basic strength equipment
  • **A powermeter is recommended but not required

The Ideal Athlete for this Plan Will:

  • Want to finish their first half iron triathlon
  • Have completed at least 1 triathlon of any distance
  • Need to balance training with a busy work & family schedule

Recommended Prior to Starting


  • Unlimited athlete-initiated email support
  • Workout exports to Garmin, Zwift, & other platforms

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:30:00 02:30:00
Other x2
00:04:00 00:10:00
Swim x2
01:13:00 00:55:00
Strength x2
00:36:00 00:45:00
Bike x2
03:46:00 04:30:00
Custom x1
00:05:00 00:05:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:30:00 02:30:00
00:04:00 00:10:00
01:13:00 00:55:00
00:36:00 00:45:00
03:46:00 04:30:00
00:05:00 00:05:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Mark Saroni: MS Kinesiology, USA Triathlon, Cycling, & Swimming Certified Coach

Paragon Training

"Winning is a mindset, not a spot on the podium."
Mark's unique coaching style and knowledge of the sport is built on 15+ years of coaching & racing. He believes that a high-performance mindset is attainable for ANY athlete of ANY ability level.
He offers one-on-one coaching, training plans, & other services to help the everyday athlete achieve high performance.
If you count sport as an integral part of your life, then join Paragon Training & let us assist you in your quest to #SUFFERFASTER

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  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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