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Iron-distance Complete Program 38-weeks Beginner

Author

Kevin McCarthy

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Length

38 Weeks

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Plan Description

This complete 38-week training plan for an Iron-distance triathlon is designed for the beginner to intermediate level triathlete who has some experience in shorter distance triathlons. If you choose this plan you should have completed 1 or more Half Iron-distance races, and perhaps already completed an Iron-distance (but not required) and have a goal of improving. Weekly volume ranges from 10 to 24 hours with recovery weeks every third week to allow for adaptation and improved performance.

This plan is simple to follow and includes a description of all workout abbreviations and execution details. Workouts are written based on heart rate and pace training zones. Information is included that explains how to complete this plan using ratings of perceived exertion if you do not have the support of a coach to establish training zones.

Path Performance clients with a coaching package have Training Zone assessment test support included with their coaching.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Swimx3
3:05 hrs 2:00 hrs
Bikex3
4:13 hrs 7:30 hrs
Runx3
2:28 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strengthx2
1:10 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Swim
3:05 hrs 2:00 hrs
Bike
4:13 hrs 7:30 hrs
Run
2:28 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strength
1:10 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Kevin McCarthy, 28 years coaching, USA Triathlon Level II Certified, Masters in Exercise Science

Path Performance, Inc.

Multiple levels of coaching options to meet your goals and your budget. Contact us today at Kevin@pathperformance.com to learn more.

Free initial consultation
Custom triathlon, run, bike, swim coaching
Training zones assessments for swim, bike, run
Nutrition planning & analysis by Masters Degree, certified dieticians
Swim instruction: 1-on-1 & Small group
Custom strength & flexibility programs
Run, bike and swim form analysis
Custom triathlon, run, bike, swim training plans
Season race planning