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BEYOND TRAINING: Ancestral Athlete Iron Distance Plan

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BEYOND TRAINING: Ancestral Athlete Iron Distance Plan


Ben Greenfield

5 (3)


31 Weeks

Plan Description

This "Ancestral Athlete" plan is based on the healthy training concepts that Ben Greenfield teaches in his book "Beyond Training" at

It relies on "underground" training tactics, high intensity interval training and a natural physically active lifestyle to allow for optimum endurance building and Iron Distance triathlon preparation without doing lasting damage to the body.

The plan includes detailed daily workouts, meals and all instructions you need to ensure there is zero guesswork.

This plan is perfect if you are a beginner to advanced triathlete who is limited on time (have about 8-12 hours per week to train), want to get the most bang for your buck out of training, and also want to ensure you stay completely healthy in the process of pursuing your endurance goals.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Custom x3
00:01:00 00:04:00
Swim x3
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Strength x2
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Run x2
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Bike x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
00:01:00 00:04:00
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