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Iron-distance Build-Peak Intermediate 16-weeks

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Iron-distance Build-Peak Intermediate 16-weeks


Kevin McCarthy

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16 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan for an Iron-distance triathlon is designed for the intermediate to advanced level triathlete who has 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.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
06:08:00 07:30:00
Swim x3
03:57:00 02:30:00
Run x3
03:06:00 02:00:00
Strength x2
01:16:00 00:45:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:08:00 07:30:00
03:57:00 02:30:00
03:06:00 02:00:00
01:16:00 00:45:00

Training Load By Week

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Kevin McCarthy, 30 years coaching, USA Triathlon Level II Certified, Masters in Exercise Science

Path Performance, Inc.

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Free initial consultation
1-on-1 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

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