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Half Iron-distance Complete Intermediate 30-weeks

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Half Iron-distance Complete Intermediate 30-weeks


Kevin McCarthy

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30 Weeks

Plan Description

This complete 30-week plan (Base-Build-Peak) for an Half Iron-distance triathlon is designed for the intermediate to advanced level triathlete who has experience in shorter distance triathlons. If you choose this plan you should have completed several Olympic-distance races, and already completed a Half Iron-distance (1 or more) and have a goal of improving. Weekly volume ranges from 8 to 17.5 hours with recovery weeks every fourth 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
Swim x3
03:04:00 01:45:00
Bike x3
03:46:00 04:30:00
Run x3
02:28:00 01:45:00
Strength x2
01:19:00 00:45:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:04:00 01:45:00
03:46:00 04:30:00
02:28:00 01:45:00
01:19:00 00:45:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

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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