2019 Ironman Texas - First Time Ironman - Starts 11/11/19 - 24 Weeks

Author

Joan Scrivanich , MA, CSCS

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Length

24 Weeks

Typical Week

3 Swim, 3 Run, 1 Strength, 3 Bike, 1 Day Off

Longest Workout

1:25 hrs swim
5:30 hrs bike
2:30 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon ironman beginner intermediate masters

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Summary

Designed for: First time Ironman athletes with experience in shorter races.

Created by: Exercise Physiologist & Coach Joan Scrivanich who earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the Ivy League university Columbia University in New York City. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, IRONMAN, USA Track & Field, and National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Joan has been an endurance athlete for almost 30 years. She had the privilege of competing at a competitive division I college in both cross country and track and has experience training & racing for everything from the Mile to the Marathon and Sprint Triathlons to the Ironman.

What's included:

- E-mail support is available to answer your questions regarding the plan.
- An Athlete Guide & description document explaining your upcoming workouts and training
- A Zone Chart explaining effort/zones/intensity levels for reference with the workouts.
- Monthly informational newsletter
- Access to our private Facebook group.
- Access to our Member-Only Resources Area

You will get in all your key workouts while supplementing your training with strength training, days off, and active recovery days.

Before starting: Before starting this plan, you should be able to comfortably run for 1:00 hour, swim 2200 yds, and bike 1:30 hour.  The weekly volume of the plan starts at 7:00 for the first week and peaks at 15:40.

Questions? E-mail Coach Joan at info@RiseEndurance.com or visit her at RiseEndurance.com

I look forward to helping you reach your potential.

Happy Running!

USA Triathlon Certified CoachUSA Track & Field certified coachIronman Certified CoachCertified Strength & Conditioning SpecialistNSCA-Certified Personal TrainerTrainingPeaks Certified Coach

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:20
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:20
Average Weekly Breakdown

Joan Scrivanich

Rise Endurance LLC

Coach Joan takes a comprehensive approach to coaching; her scientifically based training is athlete-centered and takes the whole athlete into account in order for athletes to reach their full potential.

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Sample Day 1

0:40:00
1280m
Recovery Swim

W/U:
100 easy swimming
200 drills
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Main Set:
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100/200/300/200/100 with 10/15/20/15 seconds rest
**Be sure to stay aerobic the whole set**
**You may extend the rest in between sets if you need more recovery**
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C/D:
100 swim with fins in a good streamline, alternating every 25 with free and back
100 as slow as possible

Sample Day 2

0:30:00
Base Run

W/U: 
10min easy warm up
Include in your warm-up strides as well as drills and dynamic stretching to ensure you are well warmed up prior to starting the main set.
(The goal is to get heart rate up to but not exceed lactate threshold.)
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Main Set:
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2 x 5min @ upper zone 3 lower zone 4 with 2min easy recovery jog between sets. 
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Remember to keep your heart rate below threshold during the set. 
Remember good form and if you can run on a soft surface, that would be great.
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C/D:
Cool down with remaining time at zone 2 effort, once again on a soft surface if possible.
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The main goal of this workout is to build aerobic function at race pace intensity. It will also force you to run with greater mechanical efficency.

Sample Day 2

0:30:00
Strength

W/U:
5-10 min of a dynamic w/u
If you need more of a w/u, include easy aerobic exercise (running, cycling, elliptical, rowing...).
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Pre-Set: 1-2x *body weight only*
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15-20 bicycle crunches
15-20 reps squats
2-3 reps plank until fatigue
2-3 reps side plank (each side) until fatigue
15 reps Comerford hip complex on each side
12-15 reps Y T W L
12-15 reps open clamshells on each side & of each position (foot neutral, toe pointed up, toe pointed down)
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Main Set: 2-3x
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12-15 reps of each exercise
with minimal rest (no more than 30 sec rest between each exercise)
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Choose 5-6 exercises (see pre-activity comments)
Remember to have good form with all exercises to prevent injury.
.
Weights should be heavy enough to complete 12 to 15 reps with correct form. If it feels light enough that you can do more, then increase the weight used.
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C/D:
Cool down with static stretching & foam rolling

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
2057m
Base Swim

W/U:
100 easy
100 back stroke
100 breast stroke
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Main Set:
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300/200/100 at Z3 w/20 sec rest between each
200/100/50 negative split w/25 sec rest between each
200 fast w/30 sec rest
100 fast w/30 sec rest
6x100 pull w/25 sec rest
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C/D:
100 easy

Sample Day 4

1:00:00
Base Bike

W/U: 
10-15min easy spin @ 90rpm+ with mixed terrain
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Main Set:
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3 x 8min @ lower Z4 effort @ 90RPM+ with 3min recovery between sets.
On aerobars if possible or as close to race position as possible.
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During this session we are trying to balance the fatigue on both the cardio and muscular systems. If your legs are feeling fatigued and your cardio is fine, pick up the cadence.
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C/D: 
Cool down with remaining time
easy spin @ 90rpm+ with mixed terrain.

Sample Day 4

0:30:00
Strength

W/U:
5-10 min of a dynamic w/u
If you need more of a w/u, include easy aerobic exercise (running, cycling, elliptical, rowing...).
.
Pre-Set: 1-2x *body weight only*
.
15-20 bicycle crunches
15-20 reps squats
2-3 reps plank until fatigue
2-3 reps side plank (each side) until fatigue
15 reps Comerford hip complex on each side
12-15 reps Y T W L
12-15 reps open clamshells on each side & of each position (foot neutral, toe pointed up, toe pointed down)
.
Main Set: 2-3x
.
12-15 reps of each exercise
with minimal rest (no more than 30 sec rest between each exercise)
.
Choose 5-6 exercises (see pre-activity comments)
Remember to have good form with all exercises to prevent injury.
.
Weights should be heavy enough to complete 12 to 15 reps with correct form. If it feels light enough that you can do more, then increase the weight used.
.
C/D:
Cool down with static stretching & foam rolling

Sample Day 6

1:00:00
Long Run

W/U: 
15-20min easy + drills 
Include in your warm-up strides as well as drills and dynamic stretching to ensure you are well warmed up prior to starting the main set.
(The goal is to get heart rate up to but not exceed lactate threshold.)
.
Main Set: 
.
4 x 5min @ upper zone 3 to lower zone 4 with 1:30min easy recovery jog between sets
.
Focus on your weak areas in form during the sets.
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C/D:
Cool down with remaining time.
Try to focus on holding good form in the C/D with a high cadence, soft surface if possible.

2019 Ironman Texas - First Time Ironman - Starts 11/11/19 - 24 Weeks

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