Ironman - 11- Week Intermediate

Average Weekly Training Hours 14:04
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 14:04
Training Load By Week

This schedule is designed for a mid to end season race for an intermediate level triathlete who has three to four racing seasons under their belt. The athlete will have completed a base training period at the start of the year and will have raced at least once prior to starting this schedule. This schedule is race-proven by age group athletes. Athletes following this schedule have achieved more than a half a dozen AG podiums. The schedule is written by Erik Seedhouse, an ex-professional triathlete and 3 times World Champion in the ultraendurance arena. He combines his racing experience with his coaching background and his expertise in the fields of sports science and exercise physiology.

Sample Day 1
Tempo Bike

This is your first session of the transition week, which is designed to prepare you for the first 3-week block of heavy training.
Gradually increase the pace over the first 5km until you're cycling at Z3 effort. Then, complete three 6km beyond threshold sustained surge efforts with a 1km Z1 recovery interval. Remainder of session at Z3.

Sample Day 2
Sustained Run

Z3 effort sustained for duration.

Sample Day 2
Tempo Swim.

Z3 effort sustained for duration.

Sample Day 3
Tempo Bike

Sustain a steady Z3 effort for the first 10km before increasing the pace gradually over the next 5km until you're at your threshold pace. Sustain this for another 30km before easing back to Z3; maintain this for the remainder.

Sample Day 4
Tempo Run

Tempo. Run the first 5km at Z2, the second 5km at Z3 and the final 5km at Z4/threshold.

Sample Day 4
Interval Swim

Interval. Main set #1: 1000m. 1:30 rest. Main set #2: 8 x 100m on 1:45. 1:30 rest. Main set #3: Inverted pyramid: 1 x 400, 1 x 300m, 1 x200m, 1 x 100m, 1 x 200m, 1 x 300m, 1 x 400m. Each with 30 second recovery.

Sample Day 5

Stretching: upper and lower body.

Erik Seedhouse

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