Beginner IRONMAN 40 week plan includes email access to Coach, 6-14 hrs per week, reusable, HR

Average Weekly Training Hours 09:33
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 09:33
Training Load By Week

Beginner IRONMAN 40 week plan

This year Coach Moody has absolutely taken me to the next level in triathlon. I have been a ‘completer’ rather than a ‘competer’ for 4 years.
Here’s the evidence: I improved my 70.3 time by 50 minutes and an equally massive 1hr 40 minutes off my IM time.

Jason L training plan 2018

This 40 week plan is designed to help a beginner triathlete build their fitness to be ready to tackle an Ironman

To be successful with this plan you should have at least a year of triathlon experience including completing an Olympic/international distance race to date.

Plan outline
Base or fitness/stamina development = 24 weeks
Build or race specific training = 14 weeks
Taper or readying yourself for race day = 2 week
3 week progression:1 week recovery cycle

Typical week
On avg the plan works off a basis of 2 swim sessions, 2 run and 3 bike sessions in a typical week with 2 rest days - with the hourly training load ranging from 6-14 hours a week

What do you get in this plan?
• Email access to the author
• Free “How To Use Your Training Plan” and “Swim drills” guides
• Training zones using feel, heart rate or pace
• Bike/run sessions fully uploadable to compatible GPS devices and associated applications such as Garmin Connect, Trainer Road etc

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Sample Day 24
0:45:00
1400m
6.89TSS
Recovery swim session

Simple easy recovery set

Click on the paper clip to download a printable copy of the session

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,


Main [1000m, 1200m Total]
10 x 100 m off CSS + 15 sec [30 rest imbetween]
or
5 x 200 with Pull buoy
45 sec rest between each

Cool down[200m, 1400m Total]
200 m back stroke easy


Total session distance = 1400

Sample Day 27
1:00:00
6.21mi
10km recovery run

Recovery runs should be always in the Z1 area - very easy - a good time to catch up on chats with a training partner

Sample Day 28
1:40:00
24.85mi
Recovery coffee spin

Very easy social able coffee spin ..... best done with mates and DO stop for coffee/cake - it is good for the soul

Sample Day 52
0:45:00
1400m
6.89TSS
Recovery swim session

Simple easy recovery set

Click on the paper clip to download a printable copy of the session

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,


Main [1000m, 1200m Total]
10 x 100 m off CSS + 15 sec [30 rest imbetween]
or
5 x 200 with Pull buoy
45 sec rest between each

Cool down[200m, 1400m Total]
200 m back stroke easy


Total session distance = 1400

Sample Day 80
0:45:00
1400m
6.89TSS
Recovery swim session

Simple easy recovery set

Click on the paper clip to download a printable copy of the session

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,


Main [1000m, 1200m Total]
10 x 100 m off CSS + 15 sec [30 rest imbetween]
or
5 x 200 with Pull buoy
45 sec rest between each

Cool down[200m, 1400m Total]
200 m back stroke easy


Total session distance = 1400

Sample Day 108
0:45:00
1400m
6.89TSS
Recovery swim session

Simple easy recovery set

Click on the paper clip to download a printable copy of the session

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,


Main [1000m, 1200m Total]
10 x 100 m off CSS + 15 sec [30 rest imbetween]
or
5 x 200 with Pull buoy
45 sec rest between each

Cool down[200m, 1400m Total]
200 m back stroke easy


Total session distance = 1400

Sample Day 136
0:45:00
1400m
6.89TSS
Recovery swim session

Simple easy recovery set

Click on the paper clip to download a printable copy of the session

Warm up [200m, 200m Total]
200 warm up - 100 free style, 100 back stroke,


Main [1000m, 1200m Total]
10 x 100 m off CSS + 15 sec [30 rest imbetween]
or
5 x 200 with Pull buoy
45 sec rest between each

Cool down[200m, 1400m Total]
200 m back stroke easy


Total session distance = 1400

Steven Moody Current Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year
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SMart endurance solutions

*Triathlon Ireland coach of the year award winner 2017 based on athlete/peer voting*

Coach Steve has over 20 years experience in endurance sports racing, including numerous IRONMAN and 70.3 finishes (including 2xworld champ qualification)

As a full time coach (TP level 2, Ironman U certified), Steven specialises in helping time Age Group triathletes and runners realize their goals.

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