This is a 4-week plan to be used by the athlete who has just completed an Ironman triathlon. The plan starts on the Monday following the race and takes the user safely, day-by-day through a gradual return to normal training. Training volume gradually increases with changes in intensity remaining small throughout. The emphasis is on general body strength, skill enhancement and aerobic endurance fitness. At the end of this plan the athlete will be ready to start base 3 training in preparation for the next race of the season.