Your training schedule is based on “Periodization” which is a basic time management technique in which the training season is broken down into specific periods. Each period has a distinct area of fitness to improve on while maintaining the fitness levels achieved in the previous periods. That’s why it’s very important to follow the schedule for something as big as Ironman. You do not want to “over-train” or “under-train”.

Your schedule will include rest days as well as rest weeks. This allows for a recovery to unload the fatigue from previous build days or weeks. These should be considered “active rest” because training has not stopped. It just means you are lowering your mileage to recover so you can build again.

Each athlete is an individual. Therefore, periodization is individual. So, you should keep a training journal in which you record information about your sleep patterns, stress levels, nutrition, hydration, weather, etc. The physical as well as the mental aspects of training are of equal importance and must be noted in your journal. Any concerns should be shared with your coach. Keep in mind, your workouts are being tailored with you in mind, not just randomly done as a one size fits all model. We base your workouts on your needs to include economy and aerobic capacity. You will see some sport specific skills for the swim, the bike and the run.


Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced runner, there are a variety of coaches and training plans you can use. Most of us enjoy running with groups. Part of the thrill of the long run is that you don’t have to be alone (but you can if you want to). Contact us for more information.

“Training is the essence of transformation.” ~ Ann Voskamp

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