Our 2015 winter Ironman triathlon training plans have just been released for sale over in our online store.
Before you know it, October is here and then Kona has gone and we're staring into the teeth of another winter. Dark nights, dark mornings, work all day, scared to commute by bike because who knows what the drivers will be like this year. Frosts in the morning, icy patches underneath hedges - all the excuses under the sun to not train.
It can be hard to stay motivated to train when you've got this lot going through your head. We've all been through it. Yet, we all know that if we want to have any chance of racing well next season, we need to start planning now, to make a concerted and consistent effort during the winter.
After coaching triathletes professionally for 5 years now, we're experts at transforming triathletes over the winter. We've got a proven record over multiple seasons of taking triathletes from a starting point in November, and getting them to March much fitter.
Riding with 8-12% more bike power at threshold (based on FTP tests.)
Running dozens of seconds faster per mile at T-pace.
Now, we've distilled the most effective sessions used by our coached athletes to produce our We Love Winter training plans. We've built a plan with one aim - to get you as fit as possible, in an average training time of an hour a day.*
The We Love Winter plan is actually two plans - the 16 week FAST plan and the 16 week LONG plan. Both plans share a common first 8 weeks - we'll spend this time increasing your threshold power. Put simply, you'll be riding faster for less effort.
After that, the FAST plan goes on to develop the top end speed and power essential to success at sprint and Olympic racing. The LONG plan focusses on the specific muscular endurance necessary for 70.3 and Ironman success.
3 sessions each of run and bike each week, with one day off. Swimming optional. Turbo trainer essential.
Oxygenaddict Triathlon Coaching. Training plans that work. Guaranteed.
,*FAST plan averages 6.6 hours a week, LONG plan averages 7.5 hours per week over 16 weeks.