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

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Author

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

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Length

21 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

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


Read hundreds more 80/20 Endurance testimonials and success stories at our website.


Bundles and Subscriptions


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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.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Day Offx2
—— ——
Swimx2
1:20 hrs 1:12 hrs
Bikex2
3:39 hrs 6:00 hrs
Runx2
2:15 hrs 2:40 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Day Off
—— ——
Swim
1:20 hrs 1:12 hrs
Bike
3:39 hrs 6:00 hrs
Run
2:15 hrs 2:40 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

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.