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Half Iron-distance Build-Peak Beginner 13-weeks

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Half Iron-distance Build-Peak Beginner 13-weeks


Kevin McCarthy

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan for an Half Iron-distance triathlon is designed for the intermediate level triathlete who has experience in shorter distance triathlons. This plans focuses on building aerobic fitness leading up to race day. If you choose this plan you should have completed 1 or more Olympic-distance races, and have a goal of completing a Half Iron-distance or improving from your first Half Iron-distance. Weekly volume ranges from 9.5 to 17 hours with recovery weeks every third week to allow for adaptation and improved performance.

This plan is simple to follow and includes a description of all workout abbreviations and execution details. Workouts are written based on heart rate and pace training zones. Information is included that explains how to complete this plan using ratings of perceived exertion if you do not have the support of a coach to establish training zones.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x3
04:13:00 04:30:00
Swim x3
03:06:00 01:45:00
Run x3
02:45:00 01:40:00
Strength x2
01:13:00 00:45:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:13:00 04:30:00
03:06:00 01:45:00
02:45:00 01:40:00
01:13:00 00:45:00

Training Load By Week

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Kevin McCarthy, 30 years coaching, USA Triathlon Level II Certified, Masters in Exercise Science

Path Performance, Inc.

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Free initial consultation
1-on-1 triathlon, run, bike, swim coaching
Training zones assessments for swim, bike, run
Nutrition planning & analysis by Masters Degree, certified dieticians
Swim instruction: 1-on-1 & Small group
Custom strength & flexibility programs
Run, bike and swim form analysis
Custom triathlon, run, bike, swim training plans
Season race planning

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