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Iron Distance Beginner Triathlon Training Plan (30 weeks)



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Iron Distance Beginner Triathlon Training Plan (30 weeks)

If you want to race an Iron distance triathlon check out the 30-week Iron Distance Beginner Triathlon Training Plan from WhittleFit.

Who's it for?
The Iron Distance Beginner Triathlon Training Plan is aimed at triathletes who may have trained for a couple of seasons, but are new to the Iron distance and now want the challenge of tackling the longer distance. The aim is to help you to achieve your goal with a clearly structured 30-week plan which avoids over-training and injury, whilst progressing with just the right balance of challenging and achievable training.

Is it for you?
If you’re looking for a training plan designed by specialist triathlon coaches who have raced Iron distance events all over the globe, and you don’t need a coach to hold your hand, then this is the training plan for you!

What's involved?
Because this plan is aimed at beginner athletes, it progresses very gradually over the 30-weeks to ensure you achieve your goal without injury or over-training, by building progressively, starting with a combination of shorter swims, rides and runs, building towards a peak week of 14:15 hours of training.

Why choose our plan?
The coaches at WhittleFit have raced at Iron distance events all over the globe, therefore we’re very well placed to advise on the training requirements to have a great race.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:12 hrs 3:00 hrs
1:37 hrs 1:15 hrs
4:35 hrs 5:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:12 hrs 3:00 hrs
1:37 hrs 1:15 hrs
4:35 hrs 5:00 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Mark Whittle


Whoever you are and whatever your goals might be, WhittleFit are here to guide you on your triathlon and endurance sports journey. Our goal is to design and develop endurance training programs that really work for you, the individual.

We have plans available to you for:

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