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Subject: 70.3 Training Plans
I am in the hunt for a good 70.3 training plan. I am doing Rev3 Branson in September and am shooting for sub 5:30. I already have a good base built up and have done a sprint (400m, 14m, 5k in 1:13) and an Olympic in 2:25 already this year. I would probably shoot for lower than 5:30 but being a flatlander I'm a little worried that the Branson bike course is going to take a lot out of me.

I am currently 6', 195lbs and would like to be in the neighborhood of 175 to 180 by September. I've already dropped 20 in the last couple of months with training and a better diet. I'd prefer to haul 15-20 less through the Ozark elevations.

Anyway, without rambling anymore I'd like a decent plan. A lot on here seem too basic and low volume. Can someone point me in the right direction?


2013-05-27 9:13 PM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Training Plans
Just train at a lot higher intensity / lower cadence and that power will transfer over to the hills.

I'm from the midwest, but race some in California and elsewhere so the hill training is quite a bit different. Also, although riding on a trainer sucks, you can get some good hill training on them.

I have a few 1/2 IM plans if your interested. Shoot me an email if you have questions about the plans or anything else, will be glad to help.

Good luck!
2013-05-27 10:12 PM
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pm me and I can email you the plan I used for my hims last year. it was pretty good plan that is 26 weeks long. I used it and got 5:11 at Lake Stevens 70.3 which has a hilly bike course.
2013-05-28 4:26 PM
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I did Branson this past Fall. Great race, but that bike course is no joke! I was either going 5 mph or 40! I used Fitzgeralds level 7 plan and felt very prepared. On days that I was stuck on the trainer I would also use the Spinervals DVD "Uphill Grind". It's a good 45 minute workout focusing on climbing. Good luck and hope you enjoy Branson.
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