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Training Plan for AQUABIKE: Half IRONMAN® (18 Weeks), Email Support + Reusable

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David Glover, MS, CSCS - More than 5,000 athletes have used my plans on TrainingPeaks

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18 Weeks

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Plan Description

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Commit. Train. Perspire. Believe. Overcome. Achieve.

The primary goal of this 18-week training plan is to prepare you to EXCEL in your Half IRONMAN-distance AQUABIKE (1.2-mile Swim / 56-mile Bike) race.

Crafted by USA Triathlon-certified coach and former pro triathlete David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport, his experience from dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes (5 overall wins, 8:51 PR at IRONMAN distance) and his success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting 18 weeks before your goal race, this plan progresses through two base periods and two build periods (6 - 11 hrs per week) prior to peaking and tapering. Each week contains 3x swim (Tu, F, Su), 3-4x bike workouts (W, Th, Sa, Su) and 3 optional strength workouts with the option to swap workout days per your schedule. You will build up to: 3,000 yards (or meters) swimming and 3.5 hrs biking. Your long ride is Saturday and day off is Monday. Although not necessary, we recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with perceived effort; you may use a power meter as well.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:
• Swim: 500 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 90 minutes

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

What do our clients say? Please see their testimonials.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at enduranceworks.com or email David directly at: david@enduranceworks.com.

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Please note:
• This training plan starts any Monday or can be set to end on Sunday of race weekend.
• You can also reuse this training plan for future races.
• IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3® and IRONMAN Triathlon® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex4
4:43 hrs 3:30 hrs
Swimx3
3:03 hrs 1:10 hrs
Strengthx3
2:23 hrs 1:00 hrs
Day Offx1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
4:43 hrs 3:30 hrs
Swim
3:03 hrs 1:10 hrs
Strength
2:23 hrs 1:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS

ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC

Triathlon training plans for all triathlon distances from Sprint to IRONMAN® for novice, experienced and masters triathletes. All training plans include training guide, email access to coach and resources including demonstration videos and in-depth webinars.

Specialties: IRONMAN® and 70.3® Triathlon, Planning Your Racing Season, Mental Skills Training and Exercise Physiology.