Training Plan
40 Week Half IM Intermediate (40 Weeks)

 

Only $65.00

Sample Week of Training

Swim - SD-7

Warm Up:
200m free
100m with fins of 50m broken arrow, 50m free
150m done as 50m breathing every 3rd stroke, 50m breathing every 5th stroke, 50m breathing every 7th stroke.
50m MAD
100m pull and paddles

Main Set:
200m free +10sec
250m free +10sec
200m sighting every 6th stroke +10sec
250m free +10sec
400m sighting every 3rd breath

Cool Down:
200m easy

Planned: 2.1 km

Bike - Moderate Ride

Keep this ride moderate throughout. If you can't hold a conversation you are riding too hard.

Planned: 1:00:00

Strength Training - The “no weights” strength session

• Push ups – not all the way down, half way down but done fast – do 20
• Hands down crunches – lay on back, knees bent, feet flat on floor, hands by sides – crunch up lifting shoulders off floor – do 30
• Bridge – lie face down, support body with elbows (hands together, elbows apart) straighten body out like a plank on toes and elbows – hold for 30sec
• Chin ups – use a door frame or overhanging beam – cup hands facing you – grip beam and pull body up until chin is level with hands – do what you can – build to 20
• Trunk twists – lie on back with arms outstretched and palms down – lift legs up so soles of feet face the sky – gently lower legs to left then right – very gently keeping knees slightly bent – move slowly – do 30
• Lunges – stand tall feet together, arms raised above head, link thumbs and squeeze head between biceps with arms straight – step forward with alternate legs, so the leading knee forms a right angle, making sure you control wobble and knee stays directly above the foot below – do 10 each side – keeping arms straight and fingers pointing to the sky
• Chair dips – support the feet on one chair while the body weight is taken by the hands behind the hips on another chair – gently lower the body between the chairs until the elbows are at right angles – do 10
• Twisting crunches – lie on back, knees bent, feet on floor – crunch to face left knee then right knee, twisting the torsoe – do 30

This simple routine can be repeated 2-3 times adding numbers to each exercise as your strength builds. This routine is designed for a fit triathlete. If you have back existing problems or feel any pain when trying these exercises. Check with a physio therapist or doctor.

Planned: 10:00

Run - Moderate Run

Keep this run moderate throughout

Planned: 45:00

Swim - SD-8

Warm Up:
100m Free
3x 100m with find done as 50m broken arrow, 50m free
100m with fins done as 50m 6/3/6, 50m free
100m free done as 50m MAD breathing every 5th stroke, 50m easy breathing every 3rd stroke
50m torpedo push off and kick until fully exhaled, finish length freestyle

Main Set;
Three rounds of:
2x 25m with pool buoy done as 5m scull, 10m doggy paddle, 10m free
200m free

Two rounds of
200m free with paddles +15sec
200m free

Cool down:
200m choice

Planned: 2.4 km

Strength Training - The “no weights” strength session

• Push ups – not all the way down, half way down but done fast – do 20
• Hands down crunches – lay on back, knees bent, feet flat on floor, hands by sides – crunch up lifting shoulders off floor – do 30
• Bridge – lie face down, support body with elbows (hands together, elbows apart) straighten body out like a plank on toes and elbows – hold for 30sec
• Chin ups – use a door frame or overhanging beam – cup hands facing you – grip beam and pull body up until chin is level with hands – do what you can – build to 20
• Trunk twists – lie on back with arms outstretched and palms down – lift legs up so soles of feet face the sky – gently lower legs to left then right – very gently keeping knees slightly bent – move slowly – do 30
• Lunges – stand tall feet together, arms raised above head, link thumbs and squeeze head between biceps with arms straight – step forward with alternate legs, so the leading knee forms a right angle, making sure you control wobble and knee stays directly above the foot below – do 10 each side – keeping arms straight and fingers pointing to the sky
• Chair dips – support the feet on one chair while the body weight is taken by the hands behind the hips on another chair – gently lower the body between the chairs until the elbows are at right angles – do 10
• Twisting crunches – lie on back, knees bent, feet on floor – crunch to face left knee then right knee, twisting the torsoe – do 30

This simple routine can be repeated 2-3 times adding numbers to each exercise as your strength builds. This routine is designed for a fit triathlete. If you have back existing problems or feel any pain when trying these exercises. Check with a physio therapist or doctor.

Planned: 10:00

Run - Moderate Run

Keep this run moderate throughout

Planned: 45:00

Bike - Moderate Ride

Keep this ride moderate throughout. If you can't hold a conversation you are riding too hard.

Planned: 1:30:00

Run - 9min Run / 1min Walk

Run 9min and walk 1min.

Keep effort moderate throughout

Planned: 1:30:00


How It Works

When you purchase this training plan, your plan will automatically get loaded into the Final Surge training calendar for you to use as many times as you want. Final Surge allows you to view and track your training, record distance and duration, upload data from Garmin and other fitness devices, and much more. Use the Final Surge mobile app to view your training plan on the go and record your workouts. Each night your workout for the upcoming day will be emailed to you so that it is sitting in your inbox the next morning.

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