16 weeks Ironman Triathlon base phase

Average Weekly Training Hours 13:07
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 13:07
Training Load By Week
Sample Day 1
0:30:00

Isolated Leg Training on trainer. After warm-up, alternate 20-60 seconds with 1 leg--other on a chair. Get a total of 7-10 minutes of ILT on each leg in workout. Alternate legs as you feel like it. Comfortably high cadence. Focus on eliminating dead spot at top of stroke by pushing toes forward in shoes at top.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00

Swim several long, easy sets. Focus on form. Count strokes per length trying to reduce them with efficient technique. Cadence should be in the range of 45-55 strokes per minute.

Sample Day 2
1:00:00

On soft surface. Heart rate zone 1 only. Check cadence several times (21 plus right foot strikes in 15 seconds).

Sample Day 3
1:00:00

Ride in 1-2 zone, mostly 1 zone. Flat course. Low effort--light on pedals. Comfortably high rpm.

Sample Day 3
0:45:00

After warm up do 3-4 sets of AA. Cool down with 5-10 minutes of spinning in easy gear/resistance at high rpm. For details go to START (above), WORKOUT DESCRIPTIONS or TRAINING, PRINTABLE VIEW OF WORKOUTS or see Joe Friel's Training Bible book.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00

Masters. Concentrate on form--NOT fitness! Consider moving to a slower lane.

Sample Day 4
0:40:00

On soft but firm surface, heart rate in zone 1 only. Pretty form and quick cadence.

Nick de Meyer
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