2024 Half Iron Training Plans by Endurance Nation

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As we roll into the spring, Endurance Nation is proud to present the 17th edition of our Half Ironman [70.3] distance training plans.

These plans are more than just workouts strung together; they represent the culmination of 17 years of continuous improvement, driven by the invaluable feedback from our athletes and the extensive racing experience of our coaches. Every year, we embark on the mission to refine these plans to better meet the evolving needs of our community, ensuring that each edition is our best one yet.


Our commitment to excellence is mirrored in the comprehensive nature of these training plans. Catered to different ability levels, the plans include sport-focused elements, allowing athletes to personalize their journey each year. Whether you’re honing your cycling prowess or looking to dominate on the run, our plans are designed to adapt to your specific goals.

These 12-week plans are a core component of our broader season structure for Endurance Nation Members, which encompasses preparation plans, sport focus plans, winter training plans, transition plans, and much more. This holistic approach ensures that no matter where you are in your training cycle, you have a plan that aligns with your objectives and supports your progression.

Key Changes for 2024

Optimized Recovery

The cornerstone of our 2024 updates is the optimized recovery built into each plan. Recognizing the critical role recovery plays in training, we’ve devised a schedule that enhances your ability to absorb and adapt to the training load, paving the way for sustainable improvement and peak performance on race day.

The Innovative Split Run Format

A standout feature of this year’s plans is the re-tooling of our Split Run Format. This innovative approach combines interval training and a durability run on the same day, effectively streamlining your training while maximizing recovery opportunities. It’s a game-changer for time-crunched athletes looking to get the most out of every workout.

Updated Race Pace Benchmarking

Our race pace benchmarking event has received a significant overhaul, featuring clearer instructions and simplified analysis, supported by an informative video guide. This update is designed to take the guesswork out of pace setting, empowering you with the knowledge to hit your race day targets with confidence.

The Return of the Beloved Sweat Test

Yes, the Sweat Test is back by popular demand, blending race pace work with hardcore hydration strategies. This session is a testament to our belief that every workout should bring you closer to race readiness.

Double Race Rehearsals Remain

Preparation meets practice with not one, but two race rehearsals included in the 2024 plans. These key sessions are invaluable for fine-tuning every aspect of your race day strategy, from nutrition to pacing, ensuring you’re ready to conquer the course.

The Challenge Ride Lives On

A nod to our cycling enthusiasts, the Challenge Ride is your opportunity to test your limits on the bike. This feature is a perfect blend of endurance and enjoyment, pushing you to new heights in your cycling performance.

Enhanced Flexibility

Life is unpredictable, and our 2024 plans reflect that reality. We’ve incorporated greater flexibility into the schedule, allowing you to adjust key workouts to fit your personal commitments and energy levels. It’s about making the plan work for you, not the other way around.

Streamlined for Efficiency

In our pursuit of perfection, we’ve streamlined the plan options to focus on bike-focused and run-focused plans, eliminating the need for a minimalist plan. This decision enhances the efficacy of each plan by ensuring every workout serves a purpose towards your end goal.

Masters Athletes in Mind

As our athlete community matures, so do our plans. The 2024 updates include modifications to better serve the needs of masters athletes, acknowledging the unique challenges and advantages that come with experience.

Join the Endurance Nation Family

Beyond the training plans, joining Endurance Nation means becoming part of a vibrant community of athletes. Here, you’ll find support, camaraderie, and a shared passion for pushing limits and achieving personal bests. With over 500 members who not only train but also travel and race together, Endurance Nation is more than a team; it’s a family. Apply here: www.endurancenation.us/apply

Ready to Elevate Your Training?

If you’re ready to take on the Half Ironman distance with the support of the Endurance Nation community and the expertise of our refined training plans, we invite you to apply. Visit Endurance Nation to start your journey. With 17 years of excellence behind us, we’re excited to help you achieve your best year yet.

Here’s to a successful training season and to reaching new heights this season with Endurance Nation by your side!