Inter IRONMAN 20 week plan includes email access to Coach, 7-14 hrs per week, reusable, HR based

Author

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

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Length

20 Weeks

Typical Week

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

Longest Workout

1:42 hrs swim
6:55 hrs bike
2:48 hrs run

Plan Specs

triathlon ironman intermediate multi day hr based

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Inter IRONMAN 20 week plan


Awesome service, with creation of a plan for the Swedish weather, a pile of encouragement and humour to calm my IM nerves. Kalmar 2019 here I come. Thank coach Steve.

Jeremy Hamill-Keays 6th Jan 2019


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Plan outline
This 20 week plan will help any intermediate triathlete prepare for a PB attempt at an IRONMAN race.


To be successful with this plan you should have at least 2 - 3 years of triathlon experience including completing an IRONMAN race to date.


Base or fitness/stamina development = 12 weeks
Build or race specific training = 6 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 bike and 3 run sessions in a typical week with a full recovery day - with the hourly training load ranging from 7 - 14 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: 10:12
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 10:12
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.

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

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:48:00
4.97mi
33TSS
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
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

0:50:00
15.53mi
43.3TSS
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

0:40:00
4.97mi
60TSS
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

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
6km @10km pace or zone 3
1km cool down zone 1

Sample Day 4

0:50:00
1400m
156.7TSS
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

Endurance sets are designed to build stamina and strength in the water so you can go for longer distances without any issue

Warm Up [200, 200 total]
200m = 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke,

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: [600, 1200 total]
1st 300m no swim aids 1 min rest
2nd 300m with pull bouy & paddles 1 min rest

Cool down: [200, 1400 total]
200m = 200 backstroke

Sample Day 4

0:50:00
15.53mi
45TSS
Turbo set - threshold or 60 min hills

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 set focuses on increasing your body's ability to go faster for longer i.e. building speed endurance

This session can also be substituted for an outdoor hilly 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
10 mins zone 2
10 mins zone 3
10 mins zone 2
10 mins cool down zone 1

Sample Day 6

0:50:00
6.21mi
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 Garmin and HR monitor as I am looking for data points to plot zones on going forward

Please ignore the target distance - this is for my tracking purposes - 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 I want you 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

Inter IRONMAN 20 week plan includes email access to Coach, 7-14 hrs per week, reusable, HR based

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