This 12-week program is designed for advanced triathletes who are preparing for an Ironman distance triathlon or something similar. This program will require roughly 10-25 hours per week and can easily be integrated with a Volt strength-training plan (available to B78 Endurance Hub members). You can expect to have four or more exposures to each discipline of swim, bike and run as well as two strength-training exposures on most weeks. The last weekend of the program indicates an Ironman or similar distance race on the Sunday. This program will operate on three and four-week cycles. Throughout this program you may find terms that you are not familiar with. If this is the case please refer to the program appendix available at the B78 Endurance Hub programs section. We wish you the best of luck with your training.
Athletes taking part in this program should have several years of experience racing triathlon events. The training load on this program is fairly aggressive. Athletes who take part in this program should be in great physical condition before starting. Athletes should consider doing the 12-week advanced half ironman preparation plan first and/or one of the general preparation programs for advanced athletes.
Programs to follow this one
Completing an Ironman usually indicates a break in the season is forthcoming. Athletes should consider taking a break after completing their Ironman event and then starting again with a 3-4-week intro program followed by an 8-week foundation or general preparation program and then into a more race specific plan following that.
Other things you should know
All of the distances indicated for the swim workouts are in meters. The workouts have been designed for a 25m pool. All bike sessions have been designed for outdoor riding but can easily be duplicated indoors. If you are planning to ride indoors please keep the Main Set the same but scale the warm up and cool down to 60-70% of the written duration. The duration of the swim sessions is an estimate- please use the distances prescribed as your target. The Volt strength-training platform will often prescribe three workouts for the week. You will only do the first two. During the strength sessions choose one of the warm up routines. Please avoid any of the finishers with the exception of the core workouts, which you can add if you please. Please notify us if you plan to incorporate volt strength training during this plan so we can adjust the strength training accordingly.