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2014-07-31 8:25 AM

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I want to hear some success stories of using the BT Full Ironman Plan.

I understand the theory behind the lower run volume and I REALLY want to follow this plan, however my coach is under the theory that you have to train for a full marathon with high run volume (bike and swim are the same).

I just did did a full marathon in the spring and the training really took a toll on my body. I ached all the time. That is why I want to follow the lower volume in the BT plan as I think it will be better for by body.

So, what has your experience been with the BT plan and HOW hard to I push back with my coach??



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2014-07-31 10:32 AM
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I can actually send this to Coach Mike Ricci.  Though one question for you, when you mention 'high run volume'  - are you referring to run training 5-6x per week?

2014-07-31 11:47 AM
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I mean BT total volume is much like a half marathon and my coach is more like a full marathon. As a comparison, I am about 14 weeks out and BT long run this weekend is 14 km whereas my coach wants me to run 30 km.

He really feels that I will not be ready for the full ironman. Which is now just putting worry in my head.

2014-08-04 3:13 PM
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 What is your zone 2/LSD running speed?

2014-08-05 8:02 AM
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VERY SLOW!!! I avg a 7min/km on my runs.
2014-08-07 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by tabbs VERY SLOW!!! I avg a 7min/km on my runs.

So that is about a 11min/mile.  That explains it.  Your runs will peak at 2:30 twice around October.  Yes, that puts you shorter than the mileage you need but the cap at 2:30 is specific per the way these were designed to minimized the pounding and possible injury that you experienced with a more rigourous Half or Full Mary plan.  We do not want people doing long runs over 2:30...maybe 3:00 for HIM's and IM's.

We have an explanation here about halfway down and some alternatives;

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2142

Let me know if that helps or if you have more questions on this.



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