Upgrading Plan: Ironman 0 to 1 | 80/20 Endurance

Upgrading Plan: Ironman 0 to 1

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  • #12177
    ECap
    Participant

    I am just starting week 5 of my Ironman Level 0 plan. Its my first Ironman and I wanted to make sure I don’t get injured training. Goal 1 is to get to the starting line, and Goal 2 is finishing well.

    I am completing all of my workouts as prescribed and as expected often the most challenging part is staying in Zone 2 and not drifting higher like naturally would have.

    When do I know its time to level up to Ironman 1 and is a certain week a good time to make that change? For example, going into a rest week, after a rest week, or it doesn’t even matter?

    #12178
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    E,

    Great job on your compliance so far! The decision to switch to another Level is based on a “yes” to two questions:
    – Are you adhering to 95% of the plan (frequency, duration, intensity)?
    – Can you commit to the hours required of the next next level?

    If so, it’s time to move on. The best time to switch is coming into a rest week. So your first week of the Level 1 plan would be a rest week.

    David

    #12216
    ECap
    Participant

    Thanks for advice on making a switch. Your team has loaded the new Ironman Level 1 plan for me and I’ll start week 6 on Monday.

    The plan loaded however does not follow the Ironman Level 1 plan I am looking at in your 80/20 Triathlon book (p. 197). Is that on purpose or should the training plan match that exactly?

    #12223
    ECap
    Participant

    Mystery solved – the 70.3 plan was accidently loaded instead of the Ironman plan. It was corrected and I’m all set now.

    #12232
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    E, just wanted to acknowledge your post, and apologize for the error. Glad we got it sorted out for you.

    David

    #12318
    ECap
    Participant

    I just finished Ironman Level 0 week 5 and upgraded to Level 1. I see that in Training Peaks my new Level now ends the week after my event (IM Wisconsin- 12 Sept).

    Looks like like level 1 is one week longer than my old level 0.

    Does that mean I skip week 6 on Level 1 and move to week 7 so my plan ends on the same race day? I should be going into a rest week, so I assume I just skip the rest week and pick up the new plan’s schedule?

    Thanks
    Eric

    #12320
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    Eric,

    First, unload and then reload your plan with an END date of 09/12, not a the start date of your original Level 0 plan. This will sync up your calendar correctly.

    Then, cut the CAn8 this week to just 90 minutes (end the Zone 2 portion of the ride 60 minutes early) and change the RF12 from 90 minutes to 60 minutes Zone 2.

    Then, follow the plan as written from next week forward.

    David

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