Inter IRONMAN 36 wk plan, email access to Coach, 10-16 hrs per wk, reusable, PEorHR[Run]+PWR[bike)

Author

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

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Length

36 Weeks

Typical Week

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

Longest Workout

1:30 hrs swim
6:40 hrs bike
3:21 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon ironman intermediate multi day power based hr based pace based

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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INTER IRONMAN 36 week plan POWER BASED


I purchased a plan on TrainingPeaks from Steve for my IRONMAN and was very impressed with its structure, variety, and detail. Steve has also been very quick to respond to any queries or questions I have

Conor Gaul 15th Nov 2018


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Plan outline
This 36 week plan is designed for an Intermediate athlete who has between 10 - 16 hours available to train for their IRONMAN guided by power on the bike.


To be successful with this plan you should a number of years triathlon experience and have at least completed one IRONMAN distance race.


Base or fitness/stamina development = 20 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 3 swim sessions, 3 run and 3 bike sessions in a typical week with an active recovery day - with the hourly training load ranging from 10-16 hours a week


What do you get in this plan?
• Unlimited email access to the author
• Free strength and conditioning guide for triathletes
• Free “How To Use Your Training Plan” and “Swim drills” guides
• Training zones using feel, heart rate or pace
• Includes race specific sessions such as bricks and open water swimming sets
• Session details up-loadable to garmin connect, trainer road and/or Zwift (power based plans only) from compatible device
• Ability to re-use your plan as many times as you require


Kick off Emails: During checkout, you can check a box to share your email address with Coach Steve. By selecting this – I will be able to send you an introduction/kick off email with key hints/tips & your free strength and conditioning guide. It also gives you access to the best email to ask any questions you have on your training journey!


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Customer promise
I want you to be set for success with a plan that is right for you. So, if after the first few weeks of training, you feel over/under challenged by the training load - I will switch you free of charge to an equivalent plan from the Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced plans from my catalog.



Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:39
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:39
Average Weekly Breakdown

Steven Moody 2017 Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year

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*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 certified), Steven specializes in helping time crunched Age Group triathletes and runners realize their goals.

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Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:50:00
6.21mi
80TSS
Run test

To ensure your training is tailored to your current fitness/abilities - the first block requires you to complete a run and bike test to get baseline HR zones which we use to direct sessions and monitor progress

This is the first of these tests - working out your run specific HR zones


NB needs GPS device and HR monitor a

Please ignore the target distance - indicative only - the actual distance will be determined by you

Best done on flat out and back course
Warm up gently for 10 mins (including stopping to stretch hamstrings/calves/glutes)

For the actual test you need to accelerate to a tempo which you believe you can sustain for 30 min continuous running, but not longer. This should feel difficult!

10 min warm down please

Once you have the HR data uploaded to this session - open via the analyse icon in the top right hand corner and follow the following steps outlined in the below link
http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/joe-friel-s-quick-guide-to-setting-zones

Sample Day 1

0:15:00
Easy foam rolling/stretching session

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
1500m
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 2

0:44:00
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

Sample Day 3

1:10:00
51.9TSS
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!

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

Sample Day 4

1:00:00
1900m
50TSS
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 f/s, 100 b/s,

Main Set: [1500, 1700 total]

Drill # 1
Single arm: 2 x 50 (1stLeft, 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 5

1:12:00
7.46mi
75TSS
Long Slow Run 12km [Endurance focus]

Long slow runs are designed to build your run stamina and should be in z1/z2 for the base period

This session involves an easy warm up of 2km (zone1) and then main set of 8km (zone2) and a cool down of zone1

Inter IRONMAN 36 wk plan, email access to Coach, 10-16 hrs per wk, reusable, PEorHR[Run]+PWR[bike)

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