80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition IRONMAN® Level 0 (Heart Rate, 5 to 12 Hours per Week)

Author

Matt Fitzgerald & David Warden - Over 55,000 Training Plans Sold 8020Endurance.com

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Length

21 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 2 Run, 2 Swim, 2 Bike

Longest Workout

1:12 hrs swim
6:00 hrs bike
2:40 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon ironman beginner weightloss hr based

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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80/20 Endurance


Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's bestselling book 80/20 Triathlon, this Ironman Level 0 training plan will provide you with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. It has been specifically formulated to ensure the athlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.


Target Athlete


This plan is designed to enable first-time Ironman participants and even first-time triathletes to finish strong in an Ironman event. Before you begin, you should be comfortably able to swim and run for 45 minutes, cycle for 60 minutes, and complete at least three total hours of aerobic exercise over seven days. The weekly training volume starts at approximately 4.75 hours in Week 1 and peaks at approximately 12.5 hours in Week 19.


Lifetime Plan


All purchased 80/20 Endurance plans become a permanent part of your TrainingPeaks plan library. You can start, stop, and reuse the plan as often as you like, beginning or ending at any point in the plan.


Level Guarantee


Not sure which level is right for you? Review our Level Comparison Chart to find the best fit. Additionally, each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: If you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance.


100% Structured Workouts


This plan leverages the TrainingPeaks structured workout feature with heart-rate based workouts. Each workout can be exported to a supported device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. Workouts do not have to be exported to be performed effectively, as the detailed descriptions provide all the information you need to successfully complete the workout. See our Structured Workout page for more information.


Support


Robust support and documentation for your plan can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. You will be able to contact the authors directly to request clarification on any issue.


Testimonials


80/20 is the Holy Grail for me. I can actually feel the improvement, but I am never too tired to train. Martijn Crajé – Malden, Netherlands


The 80/20 plan has changed my life and made me more confident in my abilities. I owe it all to 80/20 Endurance. Chris Black – Peoria, Illinois


Thanks to your plans, I was able to capture a USA Triathlon National Title. Roger Thompson – Spokane, Washington


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Strength Training


Every 80/20 Endurance plan is paired with an optional strength training plan designed to perfectly supplement your training.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 07:14
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 07:14
Average Weekly Breakdown

David Warden

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity. The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:45:00
40TSS
RF6

5 minutes in Z1, 35 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 2

0:20:00
914m
20TSS
STT2

200 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z1

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
60TSS
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4

1:00:00
55TSS
RF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 6

0:30:00
1372m
23TSS
SCI1

500 yd Z1, 5 x (100 yd Z3/15" rest) 500 yd Z1

Sample Day 6

1:18:00
75TSS
CFo18

5 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 6 x (1 minute Z5 uphill or simulated/2 minutes Z1), 40 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 8

0:45:00
42.5TSS
RSP1

5 minutes Z1, 28 minutes Z2, 4 x (1 minute Z4/2 minutes Z1)

80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition IRONMAN® Level 0 (Heart Rate, 5 to 12 Hours per Week)

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