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28 Week Full Iron Distance | Advanced | Email Coach Support

Includes Structured Workouts

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Mark Saroni

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29 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

Winning is a Mindset Not a Spot on the Podium

Our Advanced Iron Distance training is built to help experienced athletes achieve their peak performance and qualify for World Championship events. An athlete attempting this plan should already have 2 or more years in the sport & be able to train 12-15 hours a week without getting injured or overtrained.


"As far as the program is concerned, I could not be happier. I can honestly say that I am race ready not just to finish but to PR. I can literally see improvement not just in my speed but in how I feel and how confident I am. A full IM is a long race and lots of things can happen. Should I not hit my target time, it won't be because of the plan but because of my own race execution."

-IM Racer

Plan Overview

  • Increased swim emphasis so that advanced age groupers can come out of the water in 1st or 2nd pack
  • Lots of pace specificity in long rides & runs
  • 2 training sessions most days
  • Consistent strength training throughout plan
  • Must be able to ride 3-4 hours & run 90+ minutes from the start

Required Equipment

The Ideal Athlete for this Plan Will:

  • Have been racing for 2+ years & completed multiple half & at least 1 full triathlon
  • Already be finishing top 20 in AG & want to improve on that ranking
  • Have a work & family schedule that allows them to train & RECOVER from 15-20 hours per week

Recommended Prior to Starting


  • Unlimited athlete-initiated email support
  • Workout exports to Garmin, Zwift, & other platforms

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
03:49:00 02:45:00
Bike x3
06:07:00 06:15:00
Swim x3
03:05:00 01:30:00
Strength x3
01:11:00 00:45:00
Other x2
00:06:00 00:10:00
Custom x1
00:10:00 00:10:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:49:00 02:45:00
06:07:00 06:15:00
03:05:00 01:30:00
01:11:00 00:45:00
00:06:00 00:10:00
00:10:00 00:10:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Mark Saroni: MS Kinesiology, USA Triathlon, Cycling, & Swimming Certified Coach

Paragon Training

"Winning is a mindset, not a spot on the podium."
Mark's unique coaching style and knowledge of the sport is built on 15+ years of coaching & racing. He believes that a high-performance mindset is attainable for ANY athlete of ANY ability level.
He offers one-on-one coaching, training plans, & other services to help the everyday athlete achieve high performance.
If you count sport as an integral part of your life, then join Paragon Training & let us assist you in your quest to #SUFFERFASTER

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  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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