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IRONMAN® Sacramento Training Plan (Novice, 10 Weeks)

Author

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS

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10 Weeks

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Plan Description

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"You are an IRONMAN®!” When you hear these magical words as you cross the finish line, you’ve accomplished something very special.

Designed for NOVICE IRONMAN-distance triathletes with limited or no IRONMAN experience, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you for YOUR successful Sacramento finish.

Crafted by Exercise Physiologist and Coach David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his education, experience - 28 IRONMAN distance finishes with an 8:51 PR - success and passion coaching hundreds of triathletes to achieve their excellence...beyond what they knew they could do.

Beginning 10 weeks before your race, this plan progresses through one base period and one build period (17.5 hrs biggest training week) prior to tapering for your race. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x bikes and 3x runs plus 1 BRICK run. Long rides are on Saturday with long runs on Sunday. Monday is the designated day off. Using the plan, you will build up to: 3,800 yards (or meters) swimming, 5-6 hours biking and 2.5-3 hours running.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:
• Swim: 1,000 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 3.5 hours
• Run: 120 minutes

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at enduranceworks.com or email David directly at: david@enduranceworks.com.

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Please note:
• You can reuse this training plan for future races.
• IRONMAN® and IRONMAN Triathlon® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Runx4
3:46 hrs 2:30 hrs
Swimx3
2:56 hrs 1:40 hrs
Bikex3
5:29 hrs 5:00 hrs
Strengthx2
—— ——
Day Offx1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:46 hrs 2:30 hrs
Swim
2:56 hrs 1:40 hrs
Bike
5:29 hrs 5:00 hrs
Strength
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS

ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC

Triathlon training plans for all triathlon distances from Sprint to IRONMAN® for novice, experienced and masters triathletes. All training plans include training guide, email access to coach and resources including demonstration videos and in-depth webinars.

Specialties: IRONMAN® and 70.3® Triathlon, Planning Your Racing Season, Mental Skills Training and Exercise Physiology.