This peformfitness.london training plan was designnd by Keith Sanders. Keith is a Level 2 British Triathlon Coach he has guided both novice triathletes to their first finish and top age groupers to national age group titles. Racing as a competitive age grouper himself Keith’s PB’s include a 2hrs 02min Olympic triathlon, an Ironman best time of 9hrs and 8mins and a marathon PB of 2hrs 44mins. He has also competed at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in arguably one of the most competitive age groups (M30-34). Find out a little more about Keith at www.performfitness.london
This training plan benefits from Keith’s experiences as both an athlete and coach to help guide you towards your best performance yet. This training block (BASE 2) is specifically targeted at COMPETITIVE AGE GROUP IRONMEN LOOKING TO PODIUM OR QUALIFY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
This training plan covers the second 4 week macrocycle (3 weeks work / 1 week recovery) and forms part of our Advanced Ironman Training program. Additional blocks of training in this program can be purchased through the Training Peaks store. Advice on how to structure these blocks of training is free and available by contacting us at www.performfitness.london
Athletes using this BASE 2 block of our advanced Ironman training program should have ideally completed a full preparation phase and an initial base training period of 3-4 weeks prior to commencing this programme. You should have experience of high volume training (16hrs per week+)
BASE 2 ADVANCED IRONMAN builds from our BASE 1 ADVANCED IRONMAN programme and builds to a volume of over 17hrs per week. Typically each week includes 3-4 bike and run sessions, 2-3 swims and 2 conditioning sessions each week. Sessions can be completed based on HR or power. If you don't already have training zones self testing sessions are detailed in the recovery week of this plan.
Email advice is available when purchasing this plan (for 4 weeks after date of purchase) should you have any general questions about the program
Easy effort recovery is focus Z1/2 only. If you feel you need extra rest take today off.
Easy relaxed pedalling Z2.
You should take time to execute the drills correctly and amend these drills to include identified personal limiters. All of the longer repeats should be completed at a comfortable aerobic pace. If your stroke starts to fall apart increase the recovery period between repeats. If you have the option use a long course pool.
50 Br Stk
4x 25 single arm right / 25 swim
25 single arm left / 25 swim
2x 25 kick on RHS
25kick on LHS
4 x 400 on +30 seconds RI
Mixed strokes easy 100-200m
Session one of attached program- General Strength & Stability 2 (AA)
Warm up 10mins
5 x force reps i.e 20-30 sec hard-big gear watts high as possible. Recover to 3mins after each rep
2x10mins at 88-93% FTP (RPE16-17) 5mins recovery after each
3 x force reps as above
cool down with easy riding to complete duration
3 x 150 easy each done as 50 pull, 50 kick, 50 swim.
200 kick easy.
3 x 50 (10”) moderate.
8 x 100 at T-pace (10sec RI).
100 easy, 300 kick easy, 100 form.
200 pull easy.
Warm up well to Z3 Hr or RPE ~15 for 10 minute
5min at Half marathon pace
3min 10k pace
2min 5k pace
5-10minutes cool down to Z1