80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition IRONMAN® Level 2 (Pace and Bike HR, 7 to 16 Hours per Week)
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Featuring the proven 80/20 intensity balance described in Fitzgerald and Warden's bestselling book 80/20 Triathlon, this IRONMAN® Level 2 training plan will provide you with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world.
This plan is a good fit for competitive triathletes with a goal of finishing their next Ironman in a personal best time. Choose it only if you have previously completed at least one triathlon of any distance or you have a strong history in one of the three disciplines. You should be comfortably able to swim and run for 1 hour, cycle for 2 hours, and complete 6 total hours of aerobic exercise over 7 days before you begin.
INTENSITY TYPE : RUN PACE, BIKE HEART RATE
This plan presents the run workout intensity targets by Pace, the bike by Heart Rate, and the swim by Pace. Other intensity type versions of this plan are also available.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:49 hrs||6:00 hrs|
|2:14 hrs||1:30 hrs|
|3:16 hrs||2:44 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:49 hrs||6:00 hrs|
||2:14 hrs||1:30 hrs|
||3:16 hrs||2:44 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor