NOVICE Ironman Plan, 8 to 12 hours per week. 16 Weeks.

Designed for Novice Ironman triathletes, this training plan will gradually build your endurance, speed and confidence in time for your key event. Athletes who've followed this plan have gone on to conquer Ironman events all over the world. 

"Too happy to wait to tell you - 13:01:34 is beyond what I ever thought I was capable of at my first Ironman! Thanks for everything. Amazing". Andrew Mott, Cotswold 226, July 2014


  • Email access to the author
  • 20-page guide: “How To Use Your Training Plan”
  • Advice on how to incorporate several races into your plan
  • Monthly email training advice
  • Training zones using feel, heart rate, power or pace



There are normally seven workouts per week, consisting of 2 swims, 2 cycles, 2 runs and a strength workout. There's a day off each week and every fourth week has a lower training volume to help your body adapt and recover. With 16 weeks to go, the minimal requirements for this plan are that you can already swim 2.4 km (in a pool with rests), ride a bike for 2 hours 45 and run for 1 hour and 30 minutes, although not all on the same day.

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Phil Mosley: "I have 20 years experience of helping age group athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient higher intensity workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends."

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