"The training elevated my performance and confidence levels, helping me to achieve my dream of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships." Steve Morton, IRONMAN UK
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There are 9 to 11 workouts per week with 3 swims, 3 cycles, 3 or 4 runs and a strength workout. There's a day off each week and every fourth week is an active recovery week. Later in the plan there are long brick workouts and open water swims. To be successful you will need the availability and fitness to train 14-17 hours per week. Training zones are provided for Heart Rate, Feel, Power or Pace. You can start this plan any Monday.
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After a warm up, these workouts involve short fast efforts, with adequate recoveries. They improve your leg speed and raise the ceiling of your running performances.
15mins in Zone 2
18mins alternating (2mins in Zone 5, 60secs in Zone 1).
10 mins in Zone 1-2
These swims involve a main set of threshold efforts with relatively short recoveries. The guide to abbreviations is in the PDF attached to Day 1
300 in Zone 2 as (200FC/50BACK/50BREAST).
4 x 500 FC in Zone 3 to 4 with 60secs rests.
Alternate each of the four intervals like this:
3. FC with optional fins
4. PULL with optional hand paddles
200 Your choice in Zone 1-2
These short mid-week workouts are well suited to an indoor bike trainer. They are fairly high intensity, so there's no need to make them longer.
15mins in Zone 2
6 x 3 mins in upper Zone 4 with 3 minute recoveries in Zone 1.
5mins in Zone 1-2
A nice steady run, mainly in Zone 2. This is your long run for the week. It'll increase in duration, to prepare you to run 42.2km on race day.
This swim is designed to increase your feel for the water while helping you to recover from the tougher mid-week workouts.
All in Zone 2:
200PULL (optional hand paddles)
100FC (optional fins)
Aim for 10 secs rest per 100 increment. EG: 5secs for a 50, 10secs for a 100, 20secs for a 200 etc.
These swims will build your endurance for race day, so that you can cover your race distance comfortably.
200FC all in Zone 2. Rest 10 secs.
200 alternating (50DRILL/50FC) in Zone 2.
4 sets of (4x50FC in Zone 2 +5secs rest) +30secs rest between sets.
4 sets of (2x100FC in Zone 3 +10secs rest) +30secs rest between sets.
3 x 200FC in Zone 2 +10secs rests.
All in Zone 2.
2x100 as (25BACK/50FC/25BREAST) +15secs rests.
200FC with optional hand paddles +5secs rest,
200FC with optional fins.
Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.