Training Plan Library by Jim Vance

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Welcome to Jim Vance’s training plan library. In this plan library you will see a range of preset plans for triathletes and runners that are included with the plans, tools and analytics subscription. Jim’s list of plans is constantly growing and evolving so make sure you check back regularly to find out what’s new. If you can’t find what you need, drop a mail to support@todaysplan.com.au and they will help you find the right plan for you.
**Please note, these plans are for North American customers only.

Training plan inclusions

Triathlon Plans

Jim Vance 16 week Iron-distance Finisher plan

This is the Jim Vance 16-week Training Plan for becoming an Iron-distance Finisher!
You may be a relative beginner in the sport or looking to complete your first Iron-distance event. This plan will help you build the required volume to get through this grueling event.
This plan assumes a basic level of fitness and you should not commence training for an event of this nature without seeking clearance from a medical professional.

Iron-Distance Podium Plan by Jim Vance – Key Preparation (15 weeks)

This 15 week plan by Jim Vance is aimed at the intermediate athlete looking to prepare for the Iron-distance triathlon. This plan follows the same structure as the 25-week plan but is designed for those looking to complete a shorter preparation. Given how close to the race we are this plan assumes a good level of fitness to commence this plan. With specific sessions scheduled at correct times the the plan aims to build a solid foundation before polishing and peaking for race day.

Iron-Distance Podium Plan by Jim Vance

This 25 week plan by Jim Vance is aimed at the intermediate athlete looking to prepare for the Iron-distance triathlon. With specific sessions scheduled at correct times the the plan aims to build a solid foundation before polishing and peaking for race day.

70.3 Podium Plan by Jim Vance

This 25 week plan by Jim Vance is aimed at the intermediate athlete looking to prepare for the 70.3 distance triathlon. With specific sessions scheduled at correct times the the plan aims to build a solid foundation before polishing and peaking for race day.

Arizona

This is the Jim Vance 16-week Training Plan for becoming an Ironman Arizona Finisher!

Are you looking for some fun in the sun and to prolong those summer days Ironman Arizona is a great late season race which is conducted in Tempe, Arizona. The race organisers have come up with a challenging but fast course. The race begins in Salt River before hitting the streets of Tempe to attack the bike course. A some what technical course will require you to utilise your bike skills but your given a great chance for a speedy bike time. The bike course in Ironman Arizona is renowned for being fast. The multiple loops on the run is spectator friendly taking you around the Tempe Town River. This race has a great vibe and a good way to end your triathlon season.

You may be a relative beginner in the sport or looking to complete your first Iron-distance event. This plan will help you build the required volume to get through this grueling event. This plan will build you up to a maximum of approximately 16 hours of training and incorporate a broad range of swim, bike and run workouts. Most weeks you’ll be given 2 rest days to ensure you’re not over-doing it while the weekends will be reserved for your longer ride and run workouts.

If you need to juggle your workouts around you can easily move them around to suit your lifestyle. Ensure you check out the event website to learn about the course, the event schedule and to help you feel comfortable with the task ahead.

Florida

This is the Jim Vance 16-week Training Plan for becoming an Ironman Florida Finisher!

Ironman Florida is a great late season event to try and achieve a new personal best. A flat and fast course with pristine beaches as your backdrop, IM Florida is the perfect destination to end your season. You will begin the day fighting the elements in the Gulf of Mexico. The swim is a unique two lap course. From here you will make your way onto the super fast bike course, long straight road means limited time on the breaks and maximum time in the aero-bars. The fast conditions continue with a pancake flat run course.  This course lays way to a potential very fast day.

You may be a relative beginner in the sport or looking to complete your first Iron-distance event. This plan will help you build the required volume to get through this grueling event. This plan will build you up to a maximum of approximately 16 hours of training and incorporate a broad range of swim, bike and run workouts. Most weeks you’ll be given 2 rest days to ensure you’re not over-doing it while the weekends will be reserved for your longer ride and run workouts.

If you need to juggle your workouts around you can easily move them around to suit your lifestyle. Ensure you check out the event website to learn about the course, the event schedule and to help you feel comfortable with the task ahead.

This plan assumes a basic level of fitness and you should not commence training for an event of this nature without seeking clearance from a medical professional.

If you need any further information on the event please follow the link to the Ironman Florida website. Enjoy the training and good luck in Florida.

Running Plans

Run with Power – Sub 1h:20m Half-Marathon Plan by Jim Vance

This plan has been specifically developed with the running power user in mind. It is aimed at intermediate to advanced runners who already have a base level of fitness and are targeting a half-marathon. The workouts are designed to test you and push you towards a new PB.

Jim Vance Marathon Plan – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite

This 14-week run plan is designed to help you get to the Marathon finish line! Developed by Jim Vance, this plan will offer specifically structured workouts with power, pace and heart rate targets to ensure you’re always training in the right zone and develop your fitness for a peak performance.

Run with Power – Marathon Finisher

This 14-week run plan is designed to help you get to the Marathon finish line! Developed by Jim Vance, this plan will offer specifically structured workouts with power, pace and heart rate targets to ensure you’re always training in the right zone and develop your fitness for a peak performance.

Run with Power – 5km PB – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

This 14-week run plan is designed to help you to a 5km PB! Developed by Jim Vance, this plan will offer specifically structured workouts with power, pace and heart rate targets to ensure you’re always training in the right zone and develop your fitness for a peak performance.