A 12 week plan that helps transition from general endurance conditioning to race specific prep. This IM Wales competition plan is ideal for athletes in their 2md or third season of IM looking to head to Wales aiming or PB's or AG positions.
Th running is kept easy, never going above race pace to help avoid injury in this critical phase. Whilst there is plenty of sweet post and race pace cycling to help build race endurance and familiarity with the toll of racing. In the peak weeks most work is completed at weekends and extra recovery days are built in.
The swim sets are mix of speed work in the initial block, building to more CSS and open water work in the later weeks.
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A simple v02 max session that allows a large amount of work to be done just above FTP. This will build endurance and power. By the end the power targets will feel very tough to meet, hang tough and get it done. Expect HR to stay at around 90% hrm.
A brisk set thst devlops good form at speed. On the easy length at the end of each 75 focus on getting long smooth stroke and keeping the body stream lined.
A steady run. the pace should be such that You can be talk all the way around. This pace will mean you develop endurance without accumulating too much fatigue.
A tough set that works you at or around threshold, however the hard short busrts train the anearobic system and help drag more muscle fibers intio the mix.
AET-1. An easy ride at aerobic threshold. This should be easy enough to breath through your nose or talk for extended periods throughout.
These rides are improtant for building mitocchondria and therefore muscular endurance.
A straight 2km swim. This develops cardiovascualr endurance and offers an oppurtunity to develop stroke technique.
Easy run to build endurance.