Training Plans for Ironman® Distance Triathlons

David Glover Ironman Couer d'Alene

Earn your bragging rights…FOREVER…

Congratulations for taking on this epic journey to complete an event like no other – a 140.6-mile swim, bike and run odyssey!

Drawing on 30+ years of experience as athletes, insights from coaching hundreds of athletes and education in exercise physiology, David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS and Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS hand-crafted these training plans with the primary goal of preparing you for race day success.

We offer race-specific plans, plus plans for:

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Preview a screenshot of a sample Ironman-distance training plan.


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What you get:

Periodized Training Plan

Detailed daily workouts in TrainingPeaks training platform.

Monthly Field Tests

Benchmark your progress and set training zones.

Accessible & Online Plan

Mobile access and email reminders of workouts.

Guidelines for Modifications

Schedule changes, race week, training nutrition and more.

Video Demonstrations

Including swim drills and strength exercises.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 30-day 100% money back guarantee.

Follow these steps to purchase your plan:



Sign up for a free “Basic” account with TrainingPeaks  (or log into your existing account).



Choose your plan and plan duration.

Category plans may be set to start or end on any date so can be easily used for any race.

Plan durations are 24, 18, 14 or 10 weeks except for off-season plans which are 8 weeks.

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Pay a one-time fee through TrainingPeaks to purchase the plan and receive the plan automatically into your TrainingPeaks account.



Download our Triathlon Training Plan Guide and Strength Training Guide from the start day of your plan then start training!

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Just wanted to let you know IM Louisville was on Sunday and I am an Ironman! I could not have done it without you. Your training plan prepared me and still left me time for my full time job and my family. I owe you big time, brother.

Russ Hanson

Ironman Louisville

This summer, at the age of 40, I finished my first full course Ironman, Ironman Lake Placid. This once inconceivable accomplishment was made possible by the tremendous and dedicated efforts of Coach Glover.

Tom Impellitteri

Ironman Lake Placid

Wow, really hard, long race. I guess they don’t call it an iron distance for nothing. So…. overall and in hindsight… I felt well prepared for my first full Ironman. I have never swum, biked or run those distances before (aside from running a marathon in ’98). I was steady during the swim, my legs were good on the bike and most surprisingly, my legs were good on the run. Thank you so much for helping me to achieve this goal!!!

Ronni Robinson

Challenge Atlantic City

Well, I am an Ironman! What an amazing and fulfilling experience. My family was there the whole time. Some pictures they captured I could do without! Anyway, thank you for your very workable training plans. You help build this middle age grouper into being able to complete two 70.3’s and a full 140.6 Ironman all in one year.

Tom Williams

Ironman Texas

I entered my first Ironman six months out from the event. Initially I was like a ship without a rudder and had no idea where I was going. Then I found a training plan on and the path became clear. Each session had a clear purpose and the plan provided a sense of accountability. Throughout my journey, David was very prompt in answering any questions I had via e-mail. He offered a great range of online videos which really helped too. I crossed the finish line of my first IM in just over 11 hours. Thanks for all your help, David!!!

Ben Graham

Ironman Melbourne

I just wanted to say thank you for the 24 week novice training plan I used for IM Texas this year. It was my first full distance and so I was jumping into the unknown in many ways, but ended up having a really good day (12hrs 1min) despite the heat and challenges that came with that. I found the plan really worked well with my schedule and time available and was really easy to follow and stay consistent.

Mike Threadgould

Ironman Texas

I used your training plan for Ironman CdA this year and had a great result. It was my first full Ironman and I finished 11:47!!! So first let me say thank you! The way you lay out your plan really made sense and worked well for me.

Ryan Mummert

Ironman Couer d'Alene

When I heard the words from Mike Reilly: ‘Greg Wharton – you are an IRONMAN!!’ I was pumped up and very happy & proud!!! I want to thank you personally. I love your program and what it delivers – RESULTS. The time was never important to me but finishing in 10.26 in my first Ironman was extremely satisfying. Your training plan and its resources are first class. I recommend your plan and endorse it.

Greg Wharton

Ironman Melbourne

I just wanted to give you an update on the Lake Placid Ironman. In 2012, using your beginner training plan, I finished in 13:56:23. This was my first full Ironman. This year, using your intermediate training plan and putting in extra time over the winter on the bike, I finished in 12:57:17. I am ecstatic with this much of an improvement at my age (52 in September) considering I only started getting into shape and participating in triathlons 5 years ago now.

Bill DiGilio

Ironman Lake Placid

From 12:56 to 11:39!!! Thanks Coach! You program really works! I was just aiming for a 12:30 with a sub-12 (11:56 perhaps) stretch target but this really blew it out of the water. I’ve never done so well and yet the program isn’t as heavy or taxing to my body as my previous ones.

Ivan Fojas

Ironman Melbourne

I bought your 24 week training program for Wisconsin. I followed it as close as schedules would permit. I guess I would say I was spot on or did a little more for 95% of the program. This was number 3 for me.  I’m simply writing this to thank you. I finished in 12:47…as a 47 year old male, I was upper mid pack and happy with the results. Best of all, I hit it with confidence and finished with gas in the tank (albeit not too much! )

Cody Miller

Ironman Wisconsin

Hi David: Just thought I’d follow up with you on IMMT. I had a successful race at Mont-Tremblant and came in at 12:26. As 12:30 was my goal, I was happy to beat it by 4 minutes. I thought your plan was very helpful and thank you. Have my eye on IM Nice…now that I have some confidence on a hilly bike.

Noel Mackisoc

Ironman Mont-Tremblant

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