Phil's Novice IRONMAN 140.6 + Email Access to Coach. 12 Weeks (11-14 hrs/wk).

Average Weekly Training Hours 10:48
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 10:48
Training Load By Week



An IRONMAN 140.6 training plan for novice long-distance triathletes.
Achieve your best ever race-fitness from 11-14 hrs training per week!


Why Buy From Us?
  • Detailed, flexible plan from respected coach/athlete Phil Mosley
  • EMAIL ACCESS for questions or help with your plan
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  • Re-use your plan multiple times, updates included free
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What Our Clients Say

"Too happy to wait to tell you, 13:01:34 is beyond what I ever thought I was capable of at my first Ironman. Amazing!" Andrew Mott, Cotswold 226, UK.

"I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the plan. It’s amazing to know what I’m doing weeks in advance!" – Rachel Kjearsgaard, April 2018


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Is This Plan For You?

This plan is designed to get you in peak shape for your target "A" race IRONMAN 140.6, although you can include other events too. There are 2 swims, 2 cycles, 3 runs and a strength workout per week. There's a day off each week and every fourth week is easier. Brick workouts and open water swims are included. To commence this plan you should be able to swim 3400m, cycle 4hrs and run 2hrs (not on the same day). Guidance is provided for Heart Rate, Feel, Power or Pace. You can start this plan any Monday. Still not sure? We will happily switch your plan within 14 days of purchase.


Phil Mosley: Coach & Athlete

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

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Sample Day 1
0:45:00
Strength & Conditioning Workout

Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.

Sample Day 1
0:55:00
2300m
Fitness Test: Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

This test helps you to measure fitness and create accurate training zones.

Warm up:
6x50FC in Z2 + 20secs rest.
4x(25FC in Z4 + 25FC in Z2) + 20secs rest.

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TEST*:
1x400FC maximal effort time trial, record time.
5 mins easy active recovery
1x200FC maximal effort time trial, record time.
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MAIN SET:
4 x 100 FC BUILD** +15secs rests.
1 minute rest.
200 FC BUILD
1 minute rest.
4 x 50 FC BUILD +15secs rests.

Warm Down:
200m Choice

*If you use yards, do this test in yards. If you use meters, do this test in meters.


**BUILD = Do each rep faster than the previous one in that set. So start off at an appropriate pace!

Sample Day 2
0:50:00
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you to set your power or heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.

Warm Up:
15mins in Z2. 
5mins as (15secs in Z4, 45secs easy in Z2)

MAIN SET:
20mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
10mins in Z2.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 4
0:54:00
86.4TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
15 mins in Z2 (easy/steady).
4 x 30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4. With 30 secs recoveries in Z1.

Main Set: 
Run for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z1 to Z2 (easy)

Sample Day 5
1:15:00
3400m
Pool Swim, Endurance

These sessions will be done at lower intensities, but will progress in duration. The goal is to build your swim endurance. Follow the distance guidelines below and don't worry about the time for now.

Warm Up:
200FC in Zone 2 + 15secs rest.

6x100 with fins if possible (+10secs rests) as:
Rep 1. 25 Side Kick L, 25 Side Kick R, 50FC
Rep 2. FC breathe every 5
Rep 3. 25 Front Scull/25FC
Rep 4. 25 Side Kick L, 25 Side Kick R, 50FC.
Rep 5. FC breathe every 5
Rep 6: PULL with optional hand paddles

Build Set:
8x50FC (+10secs rest) as...
Odds: 25 in Zone 4, 25 in Zone 2.
Evens: FC in Zone 4.

Main Set:
All in low Zone 4.
8x50 +5secs rests,
4x100 +10secs rest,
3x200 +20secs rest,
2x300 +40secs rest.

Warm Down
All in Zone 2.
200PULL.

Sample Day 6
4:00:00
206.9TSS
Endurance Ride With Sub Threshold Sections

This is a long ride with several sub threshold efforts. These are faster than 'easy', but should not leave you feeling excessively fatigued. 

Warm Up:
1 hour 30 in Zone 2

Main Set:
4x10mins in in upper Zone 3 to low Zone 4. Plus 3mins recoveries in Zone 2.


Warm Down:
1 hour 38 mins in Zone 2

Sample Day 6
0:20:00
28.1TSS
Run off the bike

Get off your bike and run. Do the first 10 minutes in Zone 3. Then ease down into Zone 2 for the last 10 minutes.

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I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.