4 week Half Ironman Polarized Base Plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 11:25
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 11:25
Training Load By Week

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***It is always recommended to see your physician before starting a new exercise program***



Designed by the Certified Athletic Trainers, Strength Specialists, and IRONMAN Certified Coaches at The Training Plan Source Powered by IREP Athletics LLC, Anthony J Ross ATC, CSCS, M. Ed. IRONMAN Certified Coach and Scott Proscia BS ATC, M. Ed., IRONMAN Certified Coach plans incorporate over 25+ years of combined education and experience designed to help YOU achieve your personal fitness goals and Respond Evolve Perform.


 


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Sample Day 1
0:45:00
1829m
2000 aerobic recovery intervals

Warm Up : 500 as 2 x 100 Free/75 Breast/50 back/25 kick

900 -9 x 100 as (CSS +15, CSS +5, CSS) as (touch and go, 10 s rest, 5 sec rest)* j

200- 2 x 100 IM (no time goal)

400- 8 x 50 drill
2 each of
kick on side one arm extended
1 arm swim R
1 arm swim L
Fist

Sample Day 1
0:40:00
40 minute skills ride

This is a chance to break out the mountain bike or cross bike if you have it and hit the trails. There is no structure just have fun. If on your tribike practice mounts, U turns, zig zags, bunny hops etc... Cap at the top of Z1

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
5.73mi
Track 5 x 1200

5 x 1200 on the track or flat course

Sample Day 3
1:30:00
65TSS
1.5 hour Zone 2 - Cadence

30 mins easy Z1-Z2 2 x (4mins/3mins/2mins/1mins @ 90/100/110/120 rpm) - keep in zone 2 adjust gearing accordingly 10 mins easy Z1-Z2 2 x (4mins/3mins/2mins/1mins @ standing 40-60rpm/seated normal/Big gear seated 40-60/110+ rpm) - keep in zone 2 adjust gearing accordingly 10 mins easy Z1-Z2

Sample Day 3
1:04:59
2743m
6/6, 5/5, 4/4

600 Buoy/Paddles/Band 4 x 150 @ CSS pace +5 seconds 500 Buoy/Paddles/Band 4 x 125@ CSS pace +5 seconds 400 Buoy/Paddles/Band 4 x 100@ CSS pace +5 seconds

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
1829m
2000 Torque cut down

400 WU -200 free / 100 Kick / 100 Non-Free

Mainset: all on 20 seconds rest

400 Pull Band Buoy Pads@CSS +15
50 Band only
300 Pull Band Buoy Pads@CSS +10
50 Band only
200 Pull Band Buoy Pads @CSS+5
50 Band only
100 Pull Band Buoy Pads @ CSS
50 Band only

300- 6 x 50 drill

100 - easy cooldown choice

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
1 hr off road aerobic strength

10 minutes dynmaic mobility / drill work
50 minutes with cap at Z1 +5bpm HR
walk steep sections and as needed to keep HR in Rx zone

This is scheduled as an off road run. A gnarly mountain bike trail or packed trail with terrain changes is ideal. This is a strength run with the added bonus of helping with run mechanics. If you do not have access to a trail I want anything but pavement/concrete. You can simply run in grass.

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