Half Iron-distance Build-Peak Beginner 13-weeks
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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|
|4:12 hrs||4:30 hrs|
|3:06 hrs||1:45 hrs|
|2:45 hrs||1:40 hrs|
|1:12 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:12 hrs||4:30 hrs|
||3:06 hrs||1:45 hrs|
||2:45 hrs||1:40 hrs|
||1:12 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: