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IRONMAN TRAINING PLANS

The Ironman Triathlon is seen by many as the Ultimate Triathlon challenge. It is one of the most mentally and physically challenging events for human fitness, made up of a 2.4 mile swim (3.8K), 112 mile bike (180.2K), and 26.2 mile run (42.2K).

 

A challenge of this scale requires a large investment of both time, effort and commitment to train properly and prepare for the event ahead. However a training plan from Romero Performance means you can prepare effectively without having a large financial investment in coaching.

 

Depending on your fitness level, the course profile and the weather on race day this event can take between 9 to 17 hours to complete. In order to prepare for a challenge of this level is not easy, a newcomer to the sport may need six to nine months to be ready, and even an experienced triathletes may still need four to six months.

"Research has shown that you are twice as likely to reach your goals if you have a structured plan"
Mid Volume Iron Distance Triathlon Plan

OVERVIEW - These Ironman Triathlon Training plans start with a period of base and endurance building. Before switching to a race specific phase for the final 8 weeks. It builds from a low of 8 hours per week to peak weeks of around 16 hours. It is periodised with essential recovery weeks every 4 weeks.

WHAT IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - This plan is focused towards competitive new comers or athletes looking to improve on their previous attempt. It is not a high mileage plan, and so has a quality focus making the sessions count.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - The plan is for the triathlete looking to compete their first Iron distance triathlon or the more experienced triathlete looking to follow a plan towards the event.

High Volume Iron Distance Triathlon Plan

OVERVIEW - These Ironman Triathlon Training plans start with a period of base and endurance building. Before switching to a race specific phase for the final 8 weeks. It builds from a low of 9 hours per week to peak weeks of around 19-20 hours. It is periodised with essential recovery weeks every 4 weeks.

WHAT IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - This plan is focused towards athletes looking to improve on their previous attempt. The volume is quite high, but it still has a quality focus making the sessions count.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - The plan is for the more experienced triathlete looking to follow a plan towards the event.