Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Intermediate 70.3/Half Ironman Training Plan
“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”
When you cross the finish line of the 70.3/Half Ironman, you will have accomplished something very special.
Designed for Intermediate triathletes who are looking to complete their 70.3/Half Ironman event faster than previously, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR event FASTER than before.
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.
Lasting 24 weeks, 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
Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.
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.