Ironman (140.6) Intermediate Triathlon Training Plan using HR & Pace

This 140.6-distance plan begins by focusing on intensity, then stretches that anaerobic fitness out to endurance fitness over the course of 20 weeks. The plan is a good fit for intermediate-level triathletes who have completed a 140.6 distance race or have at least one season of 70.3 training and racing. The plan includes three swims, three bikes, three runs, and two optional strength workouts each week with Monday as your day off. (For those that prefer recovery workouts over days off, you may do a 30 minute recovery swim or bike.) There are transition runs in each odd week beginning in week 3, and every week from weeks 13 through 18. Every fourth week is a recovery week. Training zones are tested in weeks 1 and 9. Week 1 kicks off with 5900 meters/yards of swimming, 3 hours 50 minutes of cycling, and 2 hours 30 minutes of running. The plan peaks in weeks 15 and 17 with 8400-8550 meters/yards of swimming, 8 hours 40 minutes of cycling, and 5 hours 45 minutes of running.

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