Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Plans for Taupo 70.3

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”

When you cross the finish line of the Taupo 70.3, you will have accomplished something very special.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Beginner Taupo 70.3 Training Plan

Ironman 70.3Designed for Beginner triathletes who are looking to complete the Taupo 70.3 event for the first time, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR event.

Starting 24 weeks before the Taupo Ironman 70.3 (on 25 June 2018), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 2x bike rides 2x runs, 1x Brick (Bike/Run simulation) and a flexibility session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:

  • Swim: 100 meters or yards continuously, 500 metres or yards total within a workout
  • Bike: 15min continuously
  • Walk: 20min continuously

Intermediate Taupo 70.3 Plan

Heart Rate Monitor Cycling with GPS Watch for Running

Ironman 70.3Starting 24 weeks before the Taupo Ironman 70.3 (on 25 June 2018), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 2x bike rides 2x runs, 1x Brick (Bike/Run simulation) and a flexibility session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:

  • Swim: 1,500 meters or yards continuously, 2,500 metres or yards total within a workout
  • Bike: 90min continuously
  • Run: 60min continuously

Intermediate Taupo 70.3 Plan

Power Meter Cycling with GPS Watch for Running

Ironman 70.3Starting 24 weeks before the Taupo Ironman 70.3 (on 25 June 2018), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 2x bike rides 2x runs, 1x Brick (Bike/Run simulation) and a flexibility session. This programme requires a Power Meter for the cycle training and I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin) for the run training.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:

  • Swim: 1,500 meters or yards continuously, 2,500 metres or yards total within a workout
  • Bike: 90min continuously
  • Run: 60min continuously

Ironman 70.3

Purchase of any of these plans gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at www.CoachRay.nz or email myself directly at: coachray@coachray.nz

Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for IRONMAN/Challenge Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too.

Please note:
• These training plans all starts on Monday 25 June 2018 and finish on race day.

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