70.3 Half-Ironman Triathlon Beginner 25 week plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 02:44
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 02:44
Training Load By Week

This plan is designed for a beginner triathlete who is planning to race a half-ironman distance Triathlon. The plan has between 8-12 hours of total training a week, focusing on quality not quantity in workouts. If you have any questions about the plan, please contact me at bradleyhaag3@gmail.com

Sample Day -2
0:45:00
Recovery

Spin out the legs from the run test. Have fun, this can be a commuting ride or trainer ride.

Sample Day 1
0:30:00
Recovery (optional)

Easy swim, focus on form. Break it up every 200 or so with a breast or back stroke.

Sample Day 126
0:25:00
Race Season Swim Form

Choose the single biggest weakness in your swim stroke and complete 10x100m drill sets that address it. For example, if you are a weak or inconsistent kicker, you could do kick sets or stomach swimming. If you struggle with having a high elbow in your catch and pull, you could do single arm swim drills and sculling. If you lack proper hip turning, you could do side swimming drills. This can also be used as a recovery workout after a race.

Sample Day 128
0:25:00
Pre-Race Strides

20-25 minute aerobic run in Zones 2-3. Every 2-3 minutes, include a "pick-up stride" of 20 to 30 seconds of fast running where your focus is on maintaining good running form and getting your feet UP off of the ground quickly. Strides get you out of the rut of always running slowly (plodding), without adding undue biomechanical stress or inducing too much fatigue.

Sample Day 129
0:30:00
Pre-Race Bike Activator

Pre-race bike. 30 minutes easy, including 6x2 minute hard race pace efforts with full recovery after each.

Sample Day 130
0:30:00
Short & Sweet Swim

Warm-up with 200-300 meters drill of choice, then swim 5x100, 5x50 and 5x25. Full recovery after each repeat, and swim at maximum sustainable pace, focusing on what modifications you can make to go faster.

Sample Day 132
0:45:00
Pre-Race Brick

Pre race brick Bike about 30 minutes. Run 15 minutes (on race course if possible) Include 3-4 short, race efforts on each. Note landmarks. Tightens, get your gear organized.

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I specialize in working with beginner to intermediate triathletes, duathletes, & cyclists. With that said I'm always willing to lend assistance to those with different goals, please don't hesitate to contact me for more information.