IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga 2018 Training Plan (EXPERIENCED, 24 Weeks), Starts 12/4/2017

Average Weekly Training Hours 09:19
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 09:19
Training Load By Week

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

Designed for EXPERIENCED triathletes who have completed multiple Half IRONMAN races, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to EXCEL in YOUR IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga RACE.

Crafted by USA Triathlon-certified coach and former pro triathlete David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport, his experience from dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes (5 overall wins, 8:51 PR at IRONMAN distance) and his success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting 24 weeks before your goal race, this plan begins with a 6-week prep period (6-7.5 hrs per week) then progresses through three base periods and one build period (13.5 hrs max per week) prior to peaking and tapering. Following the prep period, 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: 300 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 60 minutes
• Run: 45 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.net or email David directly at: david@enduranceworks.net.

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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).

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
Trainer or outside

Z2. Include 8 x 30s pick ups mixed in - accelerate to a fast cadence (no bouncing in the saddle) to get your muscle fibers to fire faster.

Sample Day 2
0:40:00
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/ to calculate your swim training zones.

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

Sample Day 3
0:30:00
Steady Run

Z2. Nice and smooth. Keep upper body relaxed.

Sample Day 4
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 5
0:30:00
Easy Run

Z1/Z2 easy run. Nice and relaxed.

Sample Day 5
0:40:00
Swim

W/U:
100 FR easy and relaxed, r10s
2 x 100 Float Kick Drill, r10s
2 X 50 FR Steady

Main Set:
300 FR steady Z2 pull, r30s

6 x 50 FR steady Z2 (maintain same pace across all 6), r10s

300 FR steady Z2 w/ Paddles, r30s

4 x 50 FR (25 Fast, 25 Easy), r15s

C/D: 300 FR easy with Pull Buoy focusing on long, gliding strokes

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

Sample Day 6
1:20:00
Long Ride

W/U 10' to Z2. Include 6 x 15-20" fast spinning (easy gear at 100+ rpm) mixed in.

Maintain a steady Z2 effort over the duration of the ride. Include 4 x 1' standing Z2/Z3 mixed in.

Make a note of what you eat and drink during your ride.

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS
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