Ironman 32 Week Beginner Plan for Peak Performance on Race Day - Sunday Race
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32 week plan for Ironman athletes with a weak base of fitness.
This plan is recommended for athletes who have been doing some minor training and are currently able to swim 1,000 yards, bike 25 miles and run 3 miles continuously, but want to build up to a successful Ironman race.
The main focus of this training plan is to build Aerobic Fitness as well as increase Threshold speed and Stamina across all three disciplines.
It is recommended for dedicated athletes who strive to achieve their best performance on race day and are willing and able to "put in the time and effort" but are time constrained during the week.
To accommodate busy working athletes the plan defines Monday as the Rest Day and has the longer workouts on the weekend.
The plan averages 11.25 hours/week of training with a maximum weekly duration of 19 hours, and is structured with 3 weeks of work and one week of recovery & testing.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:20 hrs||1:20 hrs|
|6:27 hrs||5:30 hrs|
|2:08 hrs||2:35 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:20 hrs||1:20 hrs|
||6:27 hrs||5:30 hrs|
||2:08 hrs||2:35 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter