This is an advanced half Iron build period. This plan averages 16 hours a week.
The plan peaks for a Sat race.
Some basic strength work, LIGHT weight, or body weight only. Squats, good mornings or a deadlift, sit-ups, push-ups, basic step-ups, lat pulls, rows, and some simple jumping exercises, (like a low box, quick small jump sets). Planks to finish. A circuit of this stuff is fine, we're just trying to get you into a routine. Even if you body weight and lighter stuff, you'll be sore, so don't be aggressive here.
WU: 100 swim easy, 50 kick easy, 100 swim moderate, 50 kick moderate, 100 swim build speed, 50 kick build speed.
MS: For the first set decrease times with each work interval. All aerobic—easy breathing.
4 x 300 (10”) moderate.
Rest 2 minutes.
Kick 300 steady.
6 x 50 relaxed speed (15”).
CD: 200-300 easy swim.
BT: Cruise intervals. On a moderate hill ( about 4-6% grade) run 3-4 x 5 minutes. Build to heart rate 4-5a zones. Recovery is your descent time. Good form!
Use the cadence mode if you have this available. Spin on the high end of your comfortable range in the small chain ring in the 1-2 heart rate zones on a flat to gently rolling course. Allow your feet and legs to relax while spinning. Note and record your average cadence for the ride when done.
Very easy recovery spin on a mostly flat course in small chain ring. Heart rate zone 1. Light on the pedals. Comfortably high rpm focusing on pedaling skills.
Run with heart rate in zone 1 on a flat, soft surface. VERY easy. Embarrassingly slow. Best alone.
Swim several long, easy sets. Focus on form. Count strokes per length trying to reduce them with efficient technique. Cadence should be in the range of 45-55 strokes per minute.