This 24-week Ironman plan is designed for an advanced beginner to Intermediate athlete, who has completed a half-ironman in the past. The focus of this plan is to work on bike strength, so it works well for athletes for whom cycling is a limiter. But fear not: the plan also includes swim and run workouts that will build on your strengths in those areas.
The plan features at least 4 days of cycling, and sometimes 5, with 3 days of swimming and 4 days of running (some running days are low duration).
Before starting this plan, athletes should be able to swim 2000-2500 yards (continuously or as masters' style sets), bike 2-3 hours continuously, and run 75-90 minutes continuously.
The plan includes benchmark testing to calculate HR and power zones, along with a calculator to determine those zones. Intermittent testing is also included.
The plan allows for the inclusion of a half-ironman as a tune up race.
Athletes who purchase this plan may contact the coach for one-hour consultations (to be done via phone, skype or similar service) for advice about pacing, nutrition, questions about zones, and the like. These consultations will be discounted 20% off the current rates listed at www.nolimitsendurance.com/services.
Athletes who purchase this plan may have access to our private Facebook Group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access. This space offers a place to ask training and racing questions, and get advice from fellow athletes as well as the No Limits Coaches.
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