16 Week Beginners Plan
If you are a beginner and are planning to do your first Ironman or Challenge full distance race, this plan is for you ! Here you will learn and practice all skills necessary to tackle the distance while building fitness in a health way.
This plan is designed for people with commitments (family , job, etc) that have limited time to train. All my plans are very detailed, helping you to understand the workouts and the reason behind each session. Starts at 6 hours per week building slowly with only 3 weeks of 12 plus hours
18 Week Intermediate Plan
This plan was designed for athletes that have completed one or two full distance events and are looking to improve their times and being more competitive without making their lives miserable !
With this approach you will be able to improve but most importantly to have a balanced and healthy life, keeping your job and family ! With this 18 week plan, you will start with 8-10hours/week and will build slowly with only few weeks of “long distance volume” (14-16 hours).
This way it will be easier for you to plan work, family and other obligations. All my plans are very detailed, helping you to understand the workouts and the reason behind each session. Starts with 8 hours per week and peak at 16 hours.
16 Week Advanced Plan
Following a similar platform to what Belinda has used time and time again throughout her long distance career, this plan is constructed the following way. The first 4 weeks focus on strength endurance, then a recovery 5th week with the focus on the swim.
The next block is 4 weeks of distance focused workouts, building on aerobic base fitness. This is followed by a recovery week with a focus on running. The last block is speed based with sufficient distance work added to ensure aerobic fitness is not compromised. To finish off, the 15th week is recovery with a bike focus.
A 1 week taper is applied to the plan making 16 weeks.