FREE (code = 'free') D3 Ironman Beginner - Rookie Plan, 3 weeks by HR, RPE, and Power

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:35
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:35
Training Load By Week


DESIRE. DETERMINATION. DISCIPLINE. Our plans get results!


Author: Mike Ricci
  • Founder, Head Coach D3 Multisport, Inc. 2000-present
  • USA Triathlon Coach of the Year and 2017 USAT World Team Coach
  • USA Triathlon Elite Level 3 Coach (1 of 19 in the US)
  • Coached the University of Colorado Triathlon Team to 4 straight National Titles 2010-2013
  • Coached multiple National Champions, Kona Qualifiers, and 1st yr. triathletes
  • Coached the AG National Champion in 2015 and AG World Champion in 2016 (25-29 AG)

A solid training plan equals athlete success:"My race went well, smashed my goal of 5:45 with a 5:04. The plan was great and have recommended it to friends. I will purchase a plan for the full IM next year." Thanks, Eric D.

Starts: Anytime

Length: This 3 week FREE plan is for a Rookie Ironman athlete who wants to see what the plan is like. This plan averages 7 hours per week. The weeks have 3 swims, 3 bikes, 3 runs, 1 brick run and 2 strength sessions.

Requirements: You should have a good base over the past 2-4 weeks. Going into this plan you should be able to:
  • Swim at least 15 minutes
  • Bike at least 1 hour
  • Run 45 minutes

Your off day is Friday, your long ride is Saturday and long run is on Sunday.

Our programs are designed for the age group triathlete who has a busy life with a full-time job, a family and/or other responsibilities. In this program, the longer workouts will be on the weekends, and the weekdays will consist of shorter workouts. There will be bike-run (or brick) workouts on most Saturdays and there will be a race simulation during this plan. During the training plan, there is testing every few weeks to assess your fitness and you can re-adjust your Heart Rate and Power Zones. If you don’t train with a HR or Power meter, that’s fine because the tests are still good training as you can measure improvement based on time and effort.

Our plans set YOU up for success. The main goal of this plan is to help you achieve your best race! Mike has been coaching for 25+ years and uses that collective experience to help each individual athlete be successful at any level. His passion for the sport and wisdom gained from coaching thousands of athletes goes into designing a plan. He has taken the guesswork out of training with this plan and looks forward to helping you too.

We leave no stone unturned in helping you reach your goals. Purchase of this plan includes:
  • Strategically designed, simple to follow ‘Structured Workouts’
  • Strength workouts and core programs
  • D3 'Terminology' and 'Determining Heart Rate and Power Zones' documents
  • Insider access to premium content, instructional videos and training tips
  • The opportunity to be a part of a top Ironman Club Team, Team D3
  • Access to our private, Team D3 Facebook group to ask our USAT Certified Coaches questions
  • Team Sponsor Discounts

If you have questions email Coach Mike and learn how we get it done for our athletes: www.D3Multisport.com

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Sample Day 1
0:45:00
New Weight Training Program

After 5-10' minute aerobic warm up: 3 Warm up Exercises: 1. 3 way lunges (front, side, rear) 2. Macarena's 3. Squat Rows Main Set: 1. Lat Pull Down 2. Pushups on Ball or feet on ball 3. 1 leg squat (Bulgarian Lunge) 2nd Main Set: 1. Dumbell Press 2. Cable Cross 3. W's 4. Doubles http://www.d3multisport.com/blog/index.php/weight-training-adaptation-phase

Sample Day 3
0:15:00
Straight Swim

Easy swim - start out focusing on your breathing (see video below) and do as many lengths as you can today. The goal is 400 yards.

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
New Weight Training Program

After 5-10' minute aerobic warm up: 3 Warm up Exercises: 1. 3 way lunges (front, side, rear) 2. Macarena's 3. Squat Rows Main Set: 1. Lat Pull Down 2. Pushups on Ball or feet on ball 3. 1 leg squat (Bulgarian Lunge) 2nd Main Set: 1. Dumbell Press 2. Cable Cross 3. W's 4. Doubles http://www.d3multisport.com/blog/index.php/weight-training-adaptation-phase

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
Easy Z2

45' ride on a flat to rolling course. Keep HR in Zone 1-2 (RPE 5-6, 60-70% of FTP). Easy on the pedals and just get some time in the saddle.

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
1 hr as you feel

Ride how you feel. If tired, ride in Zones 1-2 (RPE 5-6, 60-70IF) alone. If fresh, ride in all zones and may be a group ride. Be smart!

Sample Day 7
0:45:00
Hilly

On a very hilly course in all heart rate zones. Elevate heart rate as run progresses. Good form. Quick cadence.

Sample Day 8
0:45:00
New Weight Training Program

After 5-10' minute aerobic warm up: 3 Warm up Exercises: 1. 3 way lunges (front, side, rear) 2. Macarena's 3. Squat Rows Main Set: 1. Lat Pull Down 2. Pushups on Ball or feet on ball 3. 1 leg squat (Bulgarian Lunge) 2nd Main Set: 1. Dumbell Press 2. Cable Cross 3. W's 4. Doubles http://www.d3multisport.com/blog/index.php/weight-training-adaptation-phase

Michael Ricci
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D3 MULTISPORT, INC

The key to achieving your goal is having a plan! D3 Multisport founder and head coach Mike Ricci uses his collective 25+ years of coaching experience to help each individual athlete be successful - at any level. His passion for the sport and wisdom gained from coaching thousands of athletes all go into the design of his training plans. Let the D3 coaching team take the guesswork out of your training and guide you with pre-built training plans, customized plans, or 1-to-1 coaching.