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Any suggestions for a training plan for my first half IM - lots of time now not until Sept. but it will be a big jump for me.
Started triathlons 2 yr ago. Handful of sprints and several Oly last summer. Next step is a half IM this year.

Main goal is to simply finish. Solid swimmer ( last season) - Oly swims have been in mid-high twenties ( except NYC which was outrageously fast at 17m with the current - yahoo!), Avg cyclist on a roadie nothing fancy (no plans for tri bike) - OLY rides have been between 1:25-1:35, not a great runner (10k was about an hour maybe a little more depending upon conditions. I've done a century ride (all day casual), half marathon last year (about 10min pace), and done well over 2k yards in swim workouts last season (need to rebuild). Not a spring chicken turning 50 this year.


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Originally posted by smoom

My favorite stock plan...

http://triathlon.competitor.com/2010/09/training/super-simple-ironm...


Taking a look at that plan:

I don't know how anyone improves there swim using it. I've got more volume planned in my week 1 than they do at the highest point in the training load. No wonder there are so many terrible swimmers in triathlon.

The author says that many plans are too complex, and that a plan should be simple and straight forward. Then his plan contains exactly that, a bunch of mumbo jumbo. If you're doing three by three by three a week, make one hard, one medium, one easy. That should really be enough, you can make it up as you go from there on the day of.

Check out some of the plans on this site. Or better yet, read the Triathlete's Training Bible and create your own plan built around your schedule and needs. IMO, that is the best way to go.
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