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Beginner/Intermediate IRONMAN® using TrainerRoad (20 Weeks, by Power & Pace)

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Author

Alison Freeman: USAT Level II Endurance, IRONMAN®, & TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified Triathlon Coach

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Length

20 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description


STRUCTURED PLANS. PROVEN RESULTS.

Coach Alison’s plans are designed to set you up for success! She incorporates training strategies with proven success to ensure that your fitness is where it needs to be when you toe the start line. Don’t spend your time worrying about whether you’re training correctly - put your trust in the plan so all you need to worry about is executing.


About the Plan:

This 20 week program is a Beginner/Intermediate Plan for 140.6 athletes. This plan is a good fit if you have successfully completed at least one 140.6-distance race in less than 14:30 prior to beginning this plan, and you are looking for more than just to finish the event.

A typical week has 3 swims, 3 bikes, 3 runs, and 2 strength sessions. Your days off are Mondays, your long rides are on Saturdays, and your long runs are on Sundays. There are bike-run (brick) workouts on most Saturdays beginning with week 5. One race simulation day is included in week 16. There are benchmark workouts in weeks 5 and 13 to update your training zones.


Workout Distances & Durations:

Prior to starting this plan, you should have a good base of an average of 7-9 hours of weekly training for the past four weeks.

The first week of the plan includes 7 hours 40 minutes of training, plus two 30 minute strength sessions:
- 5400 yds/m of swimming / 2100 yds/m as your longest swim
- 3 hours 10 minutes of cycling / 1 hour 30 minutes as your longest bike
- 2 hours 25 minutes of running / 1 hour as your longest run

You will build in your max week to 18 hours of training, plus two 30 minute strength sessions:
- 9000 yds/m of swimming / 4350 yds/m as your longest swim
- 8 hours 45 minutes of cycling / 6 hours as your longest bike
- 5 hours 40 minutes of running / 2 hours 30 minutes as your longest run


All Bikes Are TrainerRoad Workouts!

Each weekday bike session is designed to be executed within TrainerRoad. Most are TrainerRoad’s built-in workouts - just search for the workout by name within the TrainerRoad app and start cycling! Some are “team” workouts which can be accessed by joining Coach Alison’s team in TrainerRoad. Long rides are structured workouts, intended to be executed outdoors, but if you need or want to execute them indoors, a TrainerRoad workout option is always provided. And due to the non-stop nature of indoor riding, those long rides are typically just a bit shorter when done on the trainer.


All Swims and Runs Are Structured Workouts!

The plan uses the TrainingPeaks structured workout feature for swims and runs, providing precise workout details, including pace targets, for all segments/intervals within each workout. These workouts can be easily imported into devices, including most Garmin multisport watches and bike computers. See the Structured Workout Help Page for more information.


Coach Alison’s plans are designed to set you up for success!

The main goal of this plan is to fully prepare you for race day. Alison incorporates training strategies with proven success to ensure that your fitness is where it needs to be when you toe the start line. Don’t spend your time worrying about whether you’re training correctly - put your trust in the plan so all you need to worry about is executing.


Have questions?

Email Coach Alison.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
3:36 hrs 2:30 hrs
Swim x3
2:48 hrs 1:50 hrs
Bike x3
5:34 hrs 6:00 hrs
Strength x2
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:36 hrs 2:30 hrs
Swim
2:48 hrs 1:50 hrs
Bike
5:34 hrs 6:00 hrs
Strength
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • GPS

All supported devices

Alison Freeman

NYX Endurance

I am a USAT Level II Endurance and IRONMAN® Certified Triathlon Coach and an avid triathlete based out of Boulder, Colorado. I specialize in working with athletes new to long-course (IRONMAN® 70.3 and IRONMAN®) racing, as well as athletes with atypical or unusually time-constrained schedules. I excel at educating my athletes and giving them confidence in their training - especially important for first-timers! - as well as in maximizing the efficiency of my athletes' training hours.

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