IRONMAN UK 2017 Training Plan (Experienced, 18 Weeks), Starts 3/13/2017

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"You are an IRONMAN®!” When you hear these magical words as you cross the finish line, you’ve accomplished something very special.

Designed for EXPERIENCED triathletes with multiple IRONMAN finishes, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to EXCEL in IRONMAN UK on July 16, 2017.

Crafted by Exercise Physiologist and Coach David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS, this plan encapsulates his education, experience - 28 IRONMAN distance finishes with an 8:51 PR - success and passion coaching hundreds of triathletes to achieve their excellence...beyond what they knew they could do.

Beginning 18 weeks before your race, this plan progresses through three base periods and one build period (18 hrs biggest training week) prior to tapering for your race. Each week typically contains 3x swims, 3x bikes and 3x runs plus 1 BRICK run. Long rides are on Saturday with long runs on Sunday. Monday is the designated day off. Using the plan, you will build up to: 3,800 yards (or meters) swimming, 5-6 hours biking and 2.5-3 hours running.

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

  • Swim: 500 meters or yards
  • Bike: 2.5 hours
  • Run: 75 min

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive 40+ page Triathlon Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to David Glover at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at or email David directly at:

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Please note:

  • This plan should be set to end on race day and can be re-used for other races.
  • IRONMAN® and IRONMAN Triathlon® are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

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