Half Iron - Intermediate
This plan is 12 weeks in duration and was designed by Coach Al. It reflects the latest triathlon training science as well as over 30 years of practical experience as a coach and athlete. You should have ideally completed a preparation base period of training prior to embarking on this plan. Each week of training, you will find approximately 10 to 12 hours per week of total training hours, composed of 2 to 3 swim sessions, 3 to 4 bike and run, as well as race specific "brick" sessions. During week 9, you will find a full "race simulation" session, inserted to allow you to practice your actual race execution for the bike and run (run has been shorted slightly from a full 13.1). A Functional Threshold Power (FTP) testing day is also included for those training with power, as is a 3 mile run test. The plan also includes specific guidance for recovery and is easy to follow. This plan includes a full taper, allowing you to be fully rested and ready to have a great race day. Expect to gain superior half-ironman/70.3 race fitness from this plan!
As a special BONUS, each plan comes with a 30-page TRAINING GUIDE for you. You’ll get tips on race fueling, daily eating, equipment, race day execution, mental training strategies, and much much more!
Here’s what a sample week from the plan looks like in “Training Peaks”: