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AJ Baucco Coaching: Half Iron, 13 weeks, Race Goal Time: Under 5.5 Hours

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AJ Baucco Coaching

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13 Weeks

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Plan Description

All AJ Baucco Coaching training plans are created using the same time-tested and proven training principles that have guided our Full-Service Coaching athletes to thousands of individual PR’s. If you’re ready to take your training to the next level, this is your ticket.

This plan, peaking at 18 hours of weekly volume, is created specifically for an athlete targeting a half-iron distance race with at least 13 weeks of preparation time and has a realistic expectation of completing their race in under 5.5 hours.  It’s recommended that an athlete has a reasonable base of fitness and is capable of completing a 3,000 meter/yard swim, a 2:30 cycling workout and a 1:40 run before beginning this plan.  As long as you can meet those thresholds, this is the plan for you!

This plan includes:

  • One week of sport-specific strength training

  • Five weeks of build training, including speed work

  • Two weeks of overload training

  • Three weeks of taper and race preparation

  • Recovery weeks separating each training block

All AJ Baucco Coaching training plans are created to cater to the lifestyle of a busy triathlete.  Long workouts are scheduled for the weekends, and weekday workouts are kept to the minimum volume to deliver the necessary stress for fitness adaptation.

Once this plan is purchased, it belongs to you.  It can be used in full, in part, started, stopped, recycled – it’s yours and it can be used over and over, if you desire.  In addition, it comes with a thorough “Getting Started” document which details how to set training zones. It also includes a terminology glossary, fueling guidelines, and other useful information. All training plan athletes are eligible to join our private “Advice Forum” Facebook group. This group is monitored by our staff of certified coaches and they are available to answer your questions throughout your training journey.  In addition, training plan athletes are eligible for big discounts on our popular “a la carte” services such as: heart rate analysis and zone setting, individualized fueling plans, and pre and post-race analysis which includes consultations with one of our certified coaches.

For more information about AJ Baucco Coaching, please visit our website.  If you have any questions about our training plans, any of our coaching services, or any of our add-on services, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at

Join the AJ Baucco Coaching family today.  We’re serious about triathlon and serious about you enjoying your triathlon journey!

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
6:39 hrs 4:30 hrs
2:51 hrs 1:20 hrs
3:18 hrs 2:15 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
6:39 hrs 4:30 hrs
2:51 hrs 1:20 hrs
3:18 hrs 2:15 hrs
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

AJ Baucco

AJ Baucco Coaching

AJ Baucco - Triathlon Coach and Former Professional Triathlete

  • Ironman PB: 8:34
  • Half Ironman PB: 3:57
  • Olympic Distance PB: 1:51
  • 2x Major League Triathlon Series Champion
  • 2x Kona Beer Mile Champion
  • USA Triathlon Professional Rookie of the Year

In 2013, AJ founded AJ Baucco Coaching, which has since coached over 500 athletes. His coaching staff is comprised of over 15 coaches including former triathlon superstar, Cam Dye, as well as current professionals Lesley Smith and Nathan Killam.