IRONMAN 70.3® Texas Training Plan (NOVICE, 10 Weeks)

Author

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS

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Length

10 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Day Off, 3 Swim, 3 Bike, 4 Run, 2 Strength

Longest Workout

1:00 hrs swim
3:30 hrs bike
2:00 hrs run

Plan Specs

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Summary

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When you cross the finish line of an IRONMAN 70.3® triathlon, you've accomplished something very special.

Designed for NOVICE to INTERMEDIATE age group triathletes, the primary goal of this training plan is to set you up for your successful IRONMAN 70.3 Texas FINISH.

Crafted by USA Triathlon-certified coach and exercise physiologist David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport, his experience from dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes and his success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting 10 weeks before your goal race, this plan progresses through one base period and one build period (13.5 hrs max per week) prior to peaking and tapering. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x bikes and 3x runs plus 1 BRICK run. You will build up to: 3,000 yards (or meters) swimming, 3.5 hrs biking and 2 hrs running. Your long ride is Saturday, long run is Sunday and off day is Monday. Although not necessary, we recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with perceived effort; you may use a power meter as well.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:
• Swim: 750 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 2 hours
• Run: 75 minutes

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at enduranceworks.com or email David directly at: david@enduranceworks.com.

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Please note:
• You can reuse this training plan for future races.
• IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3® and IRONMAN Triathlon® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 10:35
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 10:35
Average Weekly Breakdown

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS

ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC

Triathlon training plans for all triathlon distances from Sprint to IRONMAN® for novice, experienced and masters triathletes. All training plans include training guide, email access to coach and resources including demonstration videos and in-depth webinars.

Specialties: IRONMAN® and 70.3® Triathlon, Planning Your Racing Season, Mental Skills Training and Exercise Physiology.

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Sample Day 1

1:00:00
Swim

W/U:
200 FR easy - practice breathing on both sides, r15s
1 x 100 Float Kick Drill, r10s
100 FR easy - practice sighting by popping head up every 3-4 strokes, r15s
1 x 100 Float Kick Drill, r10s

Main Set:

4 x 500 FR maintain same steady pace for all four (within 3-4s of each other), r20s

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

View swim drill videos: http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/swim-drill-videos/

Sample Day 1

1:00:00
Bike

Z2 on a hilly course - up any hills in Z3.

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
Run Heart Rate Zone Test

Field test to set your training zones for the run.

Download and follow either Running Field Test #1 or #2 protocol at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/ to calculate your run training zones using heart rate, pace or perceived effort.

Your training zones may shift over time as you become more fit.

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
Swim

W/U:
100 easy CHOICE
2 x 100 side kicking drill, r10s


Main Set:
Pyramid FR (use pull buoy on odd's):
100, 200, 300, 400 steady, r15s
then
400, 300, 200, 100 steady, r15s

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

View swim drill videos: http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/swim-drill-videos/

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
Bike Heart Rate Zone Test

Field test to set your training zones for the bike.

Download and follow "Cycling Field Test" protocol at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/ to calculate your bike training zones using power, heart rate or perceived effort.

Your training zones may change over time.

Sample Day 4

0:45:00
Swim Test

W/U:
300 easy CHOICE
4 x 50 FR (fast Z5, easy Z1), r15s
2 x 100 FR start easy and build to Z4, r20s
100 FR easy Z1, r60s

Main Set:

1 x 1000 FR time trial - as fast as you can but pace yourself, r60s

See "Swimming Field Test" at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/field-tests/ to calculate your swim training zones.

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

Sample Day 4

0:40:00
Run

Z2. Focus on relaxing upper body. Include 3 x 2' Z3 efforts mixed in.

IRONMAN 70.3® Texas Training Plan (NOVICE, 10 Weeks)

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