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Paul Gardner

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24 Weeks

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Plan Description


Includes Strength and Conditioning, Plyo, Warm ups and Cool downs

Distance | Event: IRONMAN

Suitable for: Advanced | Competitive [this is not suitable if you interested in merely completing your chosen event]

Suitable for an athlete conditioned or regularly training in this sport

You want to work smart not just hard, you’re wanting to explore how to maximise your potential in a proven and data driven way, without having to be a data geek and get a taste of how top-level athletes prepare and train. Avoidance of overtraining or injury prevention is key to you. For less than a $1 a day you get a proven progressive programme based on your chosen way of measuring effort that’s clear, easy to follow and starts with testing and manageable sessions that grow more challenging as you improve. You should have considerable marathon, AG or World Athlete IM experience or similar competitive 70.3 experience and be well used to training for such an event and are probably currently running 25-35 miles 40K-60K per week, over 5-6 sessions. Thirdly, you should comfortably be able to run at least 10 miles and are interested in a PB or good for age result

Speedwork MONDAYS Long Run Weekends SATURDAY Longest Run 3 hours. 45k to 75k a week, 25 +miles to 45 miles per week

What you get:
• Video introduction and Welcome
• Full test protocols for benchmarking and improvement, plus retesting sessions
• One-minute videos on Training Peaks set up and use, plus how-to PDF
• Information on all links to connect your training device and Training Peaks+
• Free Run Technique Video Library on YouTube
• ALL sessions based on YOUR fitness, using HR threshold and pace for speedwork
• Inbuilt ‘progression’ challenge, sessions get more challenging the fitter you get
• Full illustrated guides on all strength and conditioning sessions, training nutrition and pre race nutrition
• A programme based not on hours, but on fitness progression for your chosen event
• An invitation to the closed group Racestronger Facebook pages where you can share experiences, ask questions and find out more relating to your training Ethos:
All our plans offer proven results, and have been used by elites to novice level athletes in multi- discipline to single sport to achieve personal bests and outstanding performances. Race proven by the Lovetri |Swimwerkx team and hundreds of athletes worldwide. The library features full multi-discipline programmes and ‘boost’ programmes, allowing you to focus on your favourite sport or the one you want to improve the most. You’ll find a programme to suit at that allows you to mix metric train, with power and heart rate, or train using your preferred effort measurement method. Why not buy a plan and take advantage of our tailoring offer, meaning we can swap around for a small fee the types of sessions if required to make it perfect for you!


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:22 hrs 3:00 hrs
0:01 hrs 0:45 hrs
0:07 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:22 hrs 3:00 hrs
0:01 hrs 0:45 hrs
0:07 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Paul Gardner Head Coach Lovetri Race Team

Lovetri | Swimwerkx Race Team

Head Coach|Owner LovetriSwimwerkx Race Team
Founder online training plans

Ex GB Age Group athlete and Triathlon England Board Member. Head Coach and Coach Mentor [coach other coaches]

  • Ironman certified
  • BTF Level II Diploma
  • Training Peaks LII
  • Wattbike Power Trained

We support you in your goals, blending scientific based training proven at elite level around your work and personal life. You get fun effective functional training that delivers results.|

Sample Day 1

Hill Repeat P1 RPE

Find a 7-14% hill
8–16 x 45-second repeats up, recover on the way down, intensity given in blue chart detail above

Sample Day 3



Find a flat course Go run as fast as you can at the most constant pace you can for 30 minutes. OR run on the track in a similar way. You MUST use a heart rate monitor and device to record your HR

How to input your results into Training Peaks here:

From this Test you need THREE results:

a) How far you ran in that 30 minutes, not including warm up [result for specific Lovetri Swimwerkx sessions*] - Use this result for the spreadsheet attached * see last comments You will use this result for your upcoming MONDAY Lactate Threshold speed sessions

b) Your average HR for the last 20 minutes of that run which equals threshold HR, THR in our sessions - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

c) Your average pace for the the full 30 minutes [threshold pace] - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

This test is IMPORTANT as ALL your sessions will then be personalised to your level of fitness and will automatically update as you get fitter to stay challenging! Use the result above in the spreadsheet under the paperclip top right to establish your correct effort levels.

If you are familiar with recording this data and finding the results that's great. For those of you who are not so skilled a simple way to calculate these figures for input into Training Peaks is to simply set your device to record at the start of the 30 minute run. Stop it at the end. Upload to your normal online device website which will send the results to Training Peaks

Click on your session in Training Peaks

a) click 'analyze' or the two diagonal arrows top right of the session box in the middle of your screen, you'll notice performance stats in the box on the right, and a big graph on the left box

b) navigate to that graph - ensure that its showing time as its main axis

c) select the full 30 minutes of the proper test you want to if you included your warm up in the session recorded, and the last 20 minutes of that test by clicking and holding your mouse button and dragging

d) the statistics will change for the period you just selected in the right box, use the average pace and average HR scores to put into your zone setting

a) click on your name or account
b) navigate to 'Zones'
c) top of page under 'Heart' you'll see zones
d) input your b) result above into the box marked
'Threshold' and if you wish your max and resting heart rate if known' Use Joe Friel for running as the calculation method.
e) Save the result and you're good to go, all your sessions will auto calculate and update automatically


Sample Day 4

Best Body Weight Glute

Print the attachment, save and do! Try and do these once or twice a week, they'll help you get stronger, the more you do the better.

Don't overdo it, but pick a challenging few exercises and stick to it

AND you can watch the below too:

For some video instruction simply click on the following, incorporate into your routine especially during the September to March period

Hip Piriformis (deep hip muscles)

Hip Glute Med (support the stance and assist a strong run0

Runner Touch (good all around glutes)

Hot Salsa, lunge. Glutes Hamstrings

Sample Day 5

Fartlek RPE

Easy Run 20 mins then do the following

„ - 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 90 seconds hard/90 seconds easy x 2 (6 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
„- 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)

Finish 20 mins easy

Sample Day 7

LD Lactate Threshold A 400s

Warm UP dynamic, jog, strides, any plyo for 500m to 1K

(Recover after each set for the same time as your 400m time or until breathing is under control)

12 x 400m at 12 seconds faster per 400m than your RSLT result

Warm down, gentle jog 400m

Sample Day 8


Run easy for 8, stay in zone 2/3, run whatever your feel comfortable distance wise, you have a lot of running to get through

Sample Day 10

Speedwork - Gerschler Fartlek

After a warm up jog, you stride hard for 30 seconds, followed by a 90 second jog. You do five more efforts, but with a 15 second reduction in the recovery each time. So the session is 30/90, 30/75, 30/60, 30/45, 30/30, 30/15. This is repeated three times. At the end, do a 10 minute warm down jog

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