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ADVANCED IRONMAN 28 week plan includes email access to Coach, reusable, HR based

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Author

Steven Moody, Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year, Training Peak and Ironman U certified

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Length

28 Weeks

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Plan Description

HR BASED ADVANCED IRONMAN 28 WEEK PLAN



Thanks to Coach Steve's advanced IRONMAN plan - I had the structure and right level of challenging sessions to prepare myself to smash my PB in IRONMAN Austria

Paul D




Click here to read my growing list of testimonials from satisfied clients


Plan outline
This 28 week plan is designed for an advanced athlete who has between 8 - 18 hours available to train for their IRONMAN and is looking for a competitive time/placing


Each swim/cycle/run session is clearly laid out in terms of what the athlete needs to do and when best to do the sessions and is based primarily on HR zones that the athlete should train in.


Base/endurance build phase = 16 weeks
Build/race specific phase = 10 weeks
Taper = 2 week
3 week progression:1 week recovery cycle


What do you get in this plan?
• FREE 30 day access to training peaks premium subscription
• FREE strength and conditioning guide
• Unlimited email access to the author
• Training zones using feel, heart rate or pace
• Includes test sessions to map out your specific zones and monitor/re-evaluate throughout phases of plan
• Includes race specific sessions such as bricks and open water swimming sets
• Session details up-loadable to Garmin Connect, Trainer Road, Rouvy and/or Zwift from compatible device
• Ability to re-use your plan as many times as you require


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Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:27 hrs 2:30 hrs
2:34 hrs 1:30 hrs
5:49 hrs 6:55 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:27 hrs 2:30 hrs
2:34 hrs 1:30 hrs
5:49 hrs 6:55 hrs
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Steven Moody 2017 Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year

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 (ITU & TP level 2, Ironman U and Tri Sutto certified), Steven specializes in helping time crunched Age Group triathletes & runners realize their goals.

See http://www.smartendurancesolutions.com/testimonials/ for sample client feedback

Sample Day 1

0:45:00
1500m
40TSS
Critical swim assessment CSS TEST SET

CSS TEST WORKOUT


Warm Up 400 easy freestyle
- 200 fins as 50 choice drill, 50 freestyle
– 4 x 50 freestyle (25 fast + 25 easy) +10 seconds rest

then 4 x 100 freestyle (20 seconds rests)

Do these 100’s at what you perceive to be the AVERAGE pace that you can sustain for a 400 Time Trial.

Main Set 400 time trial


Take 5 to 8 minutes easy swimming/stretching and 100m easy swim.

Feel fully recovered, then:

200 time trial


Warm Down 100 easy choice of stroke

To calculate your CSS which will be used in other sessions - take the result of the 400 tt and subtract the 200 tt - then divide the result by 2 to get your pace

e.g.
400m TT of 7:44 = 464 secs
200m TT of 3:27 = 207 secs

464 - 207 = 257/2 = 128 secs or 2 mins 8 secs CSS

Sample Day 1

0:43:59
4.97mi
40TSS
Aerobic easy run with strides to encourage good form

Aerobic Zone 2 paced run focus on good running form (engage core, slight lean forward from hips to ensure mainly landing on ball of foot when making contact with ground) with a Stride every 5mins

Stride: 30s of fast running focusing on good form: quick cadence, landing quietly, tall

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
2000m
56.3TSS
Pool session - Endurance focus - requires pull buoy and paddles

Assumes 50 m pool - please adjust lengths accordingly to ensure distance covered

Option to download/print off session detail to bring to pool from paper clip in top right corner

Warm Up [200, 200 total]
200m = 100 freestyle, 100 back stroke

Drills [400, 600 total]
Single arm: 2 x 50 (1st Left, 2nd right), 10 sec Rest
Pull Buoy: 2 x 50, as 25 Fists, 25 swim 10 sec Rest
Increasing effort: 1st 50 easy, 2nd 50 moderate, 3rd 50 hard, 4th 50 recovery

Main Set: [1200, 1800 total]
1st 400m with pull bouy & paddles 1 min rest
2nd 400m no swim aids 1 min rest
3rd 400m with pull bouy & paddles 1 min rest

Cool down: [200, 2000 total]
200m = 200 backstroke

Sample Day 2

0:50:00
15.53mi
35TSS
Turbo set - endurance or 60 min easy spin

Turbo sets are a great way to improve cycling and stroke efficiency as you remove the other variables such as road surface, weather and traffic!

This session can also be substituted for an outdoor easy 60 min spin

However for the turbo set exact details for HR will be available from workout builder below after bike test is completed and details entered in your profile

If you have a compatible version you should also be able to upload the session details to your device

Session details
10 min easy zone 1 warm up
30 mins zone 2
10 mins cool down zone 1

Sample Day 3

0:50:00
6.21mi
50TSS
Tempo run

Tempo runs are an excellent way for triathletes to work on building their speed and strength. They are runs that are done at a steady effort level, usually just a little slower than your 10K race pace

Exact details for HR will be available from workout builder below after run test is completed and details entered in your profile - until then please follow perceived exertion instructions in session details.

If you have a compatible version you should also be able to upload the session details to your device

Session details
1km warm up zone 1
8km @10km pace or zone 3
1km cool down zone 1

Sample Day 4

0:45:00
1900m
30TSS
Tech and 200s

Assumes 50 m pool - please adjust lengths accordingly to ensure distance covered

Option to download/print off session detail to bring to pool from paper clip in top right corner

Technique is key for good smooth and ultimately faster swimming

This session is designed for you to complete a drill and then complete a number of 200s to try to replicate/embed the “feel” from the drill into your swimming

Warm Up [200, 200 total]
200m = 100 freestyle, 100 back stroke

Main Set: [1500, 1700 total]

Drill # 1
Single arm: 2 x 50 (1st Left, 2nd right), 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the “catch” aka feel for the water and “push” aka the propulsion you create moving water behind you

Drill # 2
Fists: 2 x 50, as 25 Fists, 25 swim 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the “catch” aka feel for the water, that will be more noticeable when the palm of your hand is open

Drill # 3
Catch up: 2 x 50, 10 sec Rest
2 x 200m easy focusing on the extension/stretch and timing in the water before moving your hand into the catch position and then commencing the pull part of your stroke

Cool down: [200, 1900 total]
200m = 200 backstroke

Sample Day 4

1:10:00
15.53mi
51.7TSS
Turbo set - endurance or 90 min easy spin

Turbo sets are a great way to improve cycling and stroke efficiency as you remove the other variables such as road surface, weather and traffic!

This session can also be substituted for an outdoor easy 90 min spin

However for the turbo set exact details for HR will be available from workout builder below after bike test is completed and details entered in your profile

If you have a compatible version you should also be able to upload the session details to your device

10 min easy zone 1 warm up
50 mins zone 2
10 mins cool down zone 1

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