IRONMAN Chattanooga 2017 Training Plan (Novice, 14 Weeks), Starts 6/19/2017

Average Weekly Training Hours 12:01
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 12:01
Training Load By Week

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"You are an IRONMAN®!” When you hear these magical words as you cross the finish line, you’ve accomplished something very special.

Designed for NOVICE IRONMAN-distance triathletes with limited or no IRONMAN experience, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you for YOUR successful IRONMAN Chattanooga finish on September 24, 2017.

Crafted by Exercise Physiologist and Coach David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his education, experience - 28 IRONMAN distance finishes with an 8:51 PR - success and passion coaching hundreds of triathletes to achieve their excellence...beyond what they knew they could do.

Beginning 14 weeks before your race, this plan progresses through two base periods and one build period (17.5 hrs biggest training week) prior to tapering for your race. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x bikes and 3x runs plus 1 BRICK run. Long rides are on Saturday with long runs on Sunday. Monday is the designated day off. Using the plan, you will build up to: 3,800 yards (or meters) swimming, 5-6 hours biking and 2.5-3 hours running.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:
• Swim: 500 meters or yards continuously
• Bike: 2.5 hours
• Run: 80 minutes

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at enduranceworks.com or email David directly at: david@enduranceworks.com.

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Please note:
• You can reuse this training plan for future races.
• IRONMAN® and IRONMAN Triathlon® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
Bike

Z2. Change between Small Chain Ring (90+ rpm) and Big Chain Ring (70-80 rpm) every 4-5' while riding.

Sample Day 2
1:10:00
Swim

W/U:
300 FR every 3rd length catch up free style

Main Set:
Pyramid FR (use pull buoy on odd intervals - e.g. 100, 300):
100, 200, 300, 400 steady, r20s
then
400, 300, 200, 100 steady, r15s

8 x 50 FR (25 fast, 25 easy), r15s

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

View swim drill videos: http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/swim-drill-videos/

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
Run Heart Rate Zone Test

Field test to set your training zones for the run.

Download and follow either Running Field Test #1 or #2 protocol at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/ to calculate your run training zones using heart rate, pace or perceived effort.

Your training zones may shift over time as you become more fit.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
Swim

W/U:
300 FR easy practice breathing both sides

Main Set:
4 x 500 steady (maintain same pace across all four), r30s

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

View swim drill videos: http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/swim-drill-videos/

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
Bike Heart Rate Zone Test

Field test to set your training zones for the bike.

Download and follow "Cycling Field Test" protocol at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/ to calculate your bike training zones using power, heart rate or perceived effort.

Your training zones may change over time.

Sample Day 5
0:45:00
Swim Test

W/U:
300 easy CHOICE
4 x 50 FR (fast Z5, easy Z1), r15s
2 x 100 FR start easy and build to Z4, r20s
100 FR easy Z1, r60s

Main Set:

1 x 1000 FR time trial - as fast as you can but pace yourself, r60s

See "Swimming Field Test" at http://www.enduranceworks.net/resources/field-tests/ to calculate your swim training zones.

C/D: 200 easy CHOICE

Sample Day 5
0:40:00
Run

Z2. Focus on relaxing upper body.

David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS
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