The goal of this 12-week plan is to prepare you to succeed in an IRONMAN event: 3.8km swim, 180km bike & 42.2km run. We will train in three phases to build your aerobic development, sharpen your top end speed and perform race-specific workouts that will have you ready to succeed on race day. Before you comply with this plan, you must be able to comfortably swim 3km, bike 50km and run 15km. This plan was written and prepared for IRONMAN University by Head Coach, Jason Lentzke.
There is no training program/workout any coach can create that can make up for a lack of consistency in training. The higher your goals are as an athlete; the more important consistency is. If you’re consistent in your training, you will improve. If you’re inconsistent, you will have a difficult time making performance gains. That concept is pretty simple and yet it’s easy to get caught up in the plethora of training metrics that I'm about to describe. Remember to focus on t
Regardless of the race distance, an athlete will feel the effects of limited cycling training within their run performance. As events get longer or more intense, the lack of durability across all three sports will emerge sooner. By utilizing these six key bike metrics, an athlete can enhance multisport durability and improve their triathlon run performance. 1. Functional Threshold Power, What is it? Your highest sustainable power output for 60 minutes, functional threshold po
A professional bike fit is an absolutely worthy and necessary investment for triathletes of all ability. If you commit to training for an event, why wouldn't you want to ensure you're getting the most out of your bike? After all, the bike is the lengthiest discipline in triathlon no matter what the distance is. The fundamentals of a good bike fit are aerodynamics, power and comfort. There is no reason to compromise your performance due to neglecting these principles. Use the