Train Smarter Not Harder: HIM Training Plan

Wow quite some responses about my HIM sign up, thanks for the encouragement!!!

I have to be honest I was really nervous to sign up, because I know when I put my mind to something I am going to give it all that I have. With that being said this new adventure of training is going to be crazy fun!

I have written several running training plans for friends and for myself, but never anything this intense. I can only imagine what a full IM training schedule looks like. While writing this plan I thought of a few things:

#1. When would I find a pool to use? Mondays and Wednesdays at my work ๐Ÿ™‚

#2.When are the spin classes held at my gym that I could go to? Mondays, Fri, and Saturdays.

#3. What days could I run or bike with friends?!

So after writing up a possible plan (wasn’t in love with it) I decided to purchase this book!

Tom Holland’s The 12 Week-Triahlete



Tom writes some wonderful tips about running,cycling, and swimming. There is a Olympic Tri plan, HIM plan and full IM plan for beginners, intermediates and advance triathletes. I pulled a little from the beginner and intermediate HIM plan. I feel like I am an intermediate to advance runner, intermediate cyclist, and beginner swimmer.

Love his pointers:

  • Health comes first.
  • It’s not about what kind of bike you have.
  • Consistency is key.
  • Performance and enjoyment are not mutually exclusive.

There are so many other great tips that I can’t wait to share with you ALL!

Alright without further ado here is my HIM training plan…...

What my plan consists of:

  • Swimming 2 times a week
  • Biking  3 times a week
  • Running 3 times a week
  • 2 Bricks a week
  • 2 Core Strength Training Days a week (kickboxing)
  • At least one rest day

It’s not an easy plan, but I love that it’s 12 weeks and keeps things mixed up!

***HERE IT IS!!!! 

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You can see it more clearly HERE.

Like I said before I really want to have fun and don’t want to get burned out! So if at any time my body tells me to take an extra rest day, you better believe I am going to do it. Most likely it will be on Thursdays. Listening to my body is #1 over everything else.

I like that my training plan is TIME based for biking and swimming and not based on miles. Being the busy person that I am I like to know exactly how long ach workout is going to take.

I also like that this seems feasible! This is a beginner HIM training plan that is perfect for my lifestyle.

One last thing I will be getting out the beach at least 3-4 times over the span of my training to swim in the open water. I have never done this before, but I have friends that are willing to help me out ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall I LOVE to run, I am getting better at cycling and a long long time ago I played water polo in high school so i think I should be ok ๐Ÿ˜‰

Super stoked to be taking on a new adventure!! 

Training begins July 11th and ends September 25th. 

P.S. I am going to add a button to the right side of my blog to keep you all updated on my training.


OFF TO TAKE MY PFT TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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