Phil's Novice IRONMAN 140.6 + Email Access to Coach. 10 Weeks (11-14 hrs/wk).

Average Weekly Training Hours 10:07
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 10:07
Training Load By Week

An IRONMAN 140.6 training plan for Novice triathletes.
Achieve your best ever race-fitness from 11 to 14 hrs training per week!

Why Buy From Us?
  • Detailed, flexible plan from respected coach/athlete Phil Mosley
  • EMAIL ACCESS for questions or help with your plan
  • Full help center & FAQ support
  • Re-use your plan multiple times, updates included free
  • Join 10,000+ athletes who train with me!

What Our Clients Say

"13:01:34 is beyond what I ever thought I was capable of at my first IRONMAN. Amazing!" Andrew Mott.

"Last year I couldn't run a mile without stopping and could only bike 10 miles. Using "Phil's Novice IRONMAN 140.6" plan I just finished IRONMAN AZ. Following your plan was what made it possible for me to finish. Thank You."John McKenna.

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Is This Plan For You?

This plan is designed to bring you to peak fitness for your IRONMAN 140.6, although you can include other events. Each week has 6 to 7 workouts, a strength session and a day off. An active recovery week, brick sessions and open water swims are included. To start this plan you should be able to swim 3000 m/yds, ride for 4:10 hrs and jog for 2 hrs. Guidance is provided for HR, Feel, Power or Pace and workouts are compatible with Garmin and many more devices.Still not sure? We will happily switch your plan within 14 days of purchase.

Phil Mosley: Coach & Athlete

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

Onboarding Emails: During checkout, you can check a box to share your email address with Coach Phil Mosley. This enables me to send you a daily series of 5 helpful onboarding emails to get you started. You can also reply to me if ever you need help.

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Sample Day -1
Fitness Test: Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

This test helps you to measure fitness and create accurate training zones.

Warm up:
6 x (50 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests),
4 x (25 FS in Z4 + 25 FS in Z2 + 20 sec rests).

1 x 400 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
5 mins easy active recovery,
1 x 200 FS maximal effort time trial, record time,
1 min rest

Main Set:
1 x (100 FS in Z1 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z2 + 15 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z3 + 20 secs rest),
1 x (100 FS in Z4 + 60 secs rest),
4 x (50 FS Build Z1 to Z4) + 60 secs rest.

Warm Down:
200 Choice in Z2.

For all swims (whether in a Yard or Meter Pool) follow the distances in the Workout Description section. There is also yard/meter button you can toggle in the Workout Details section below.

Sample Day -1
Strength & Conditioning Workout

Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.

Strength and Conditioning will help maintain your muscle mass and these specific exercises are designed to improve the economy of your triathlon performance.

Sample Day 0
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you to set your power or heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.

Warm Up:
12 mins in Z2,
5 x (15 secs in Z4 + 45 secs easy in Z2).

Main Set:
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Note: Alternatively, if you have a bike training device with its own "FTP" test protocol, you could use that instead.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 2
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
15 mins in Z2 (easy/steady).
4 x (30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 secs recoveries in Z1).

Main Set: 
Run for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z1 to Z2 (easy).

Sample Day 3
Pool Swim: Aerobic Endurance

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, and will progress in duration. The goal is to build your endurance ensuring you can easily swim the distance on race day and still have lots of energy left for the ride and run.

Warm Up:
2 x (100 FS in Z2 + 15 sec rests),
2 x (100 Drill* in Z2 + 15 sec rests),
2 x (100 Pull in Z2 + 15 sec rests).

Main Set:
1 x (400 Pull in Z2 + 20 secs rest),
4 x (100 FS in Z3 + 20 sec rests),
3 x (200 Pull in Z2 + 20 sec rests),
3 x (200 FS in Z3 + 20 sec rests).

Warm Down:
2 x (50 Back in Z2 + 50 Breast in Z2),
2 x (50 Choice in Z2 + 50 FS in Z2).

Sample Day 4
Endurance Ride With Sub Threshold Sections

Warm Up:
1 hour 40 mins in Z2.

Main Set:
4 x (10 mins in upper Z3 to low Z4 + 3 min recoveries in Z2).

Warm Down:
1 hour 38 mins in Z2.

Sample Day 4
Run Off The Bike Faster At First

Get off your bike and run. Do the first 10 mins in Z3. Then ease down into Z2 for the last 10 mins.

Running off the bike at a higher intensity helps your body get used to transitioning from cycling to race-pace running. By dropping back to Z2 after a short time, you will not risk excess fatigue or injury.

Phil Mosley
My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.