Thursday, October 1, 2015

2016 Ironman Chattanooga 140.6 Training Plan

Two weeks before my training for the 2016 Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 triathlon ends my training for the full 140.6 Ironman race starts.  My taper for the 70.3 race may suffer a bit but, as they say, it's better to be 10-percent under-trained than 5-percent over-trained.  This plan is 20-weeks in duration.  It starts on Monday, May 9th and ends on Sunday, September 25th which is race day.

If you perused through my 2016 Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 Training Plan blog you can see that there are about 230 total hours of training.  That gets bumped up to 306 hours in the 140.6 plan.  The least stressful weeks are weeks one and two of this plan which have 10 hours and 45 minutes of swimming, cycling, and running.  Week seventeen has a daunting 20 hours and 15 minutes of workouts.  A common joke among triathletes is if you're still in a relationship on race day then you probably didn't train enough.  I won't push the limits of my wife's patience to that extreme.

20-Week Workout Chart of Hours

Weeks 1 through 7

Weeks 8 through 12

Weeks 13 through 16

Weeks 17 through 20

Here's a link to my 2016 Ironman Chattanooga 140.6 Training Plan in .pdf format.  Feel free to download the plan and use it at your own risk.

Good luck to all my fellow Chattanooga Ironman racers.

Thanks for reading.

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