Ironman AZ Group Training Plan

Peak Endurance Solutions is proud to offer, for the third year in a row, a Group Training Plan for those participating in the 2021 Ironman Arizona and/or the 2021 Ironman 70.3 Arizona. This Group Training Plan is perfect for athletes looking for guidance, structure, and education as they prepare for Ironman Arizona and/or Ironman 70.3 Arizona, but do not want to work one-on-one with a coach. The Group Training Plan is geared more towards the beginner/intermediate-level athlete looking to complete their first Ironman or complete their second or third Ironman and set a personal best. Those that sign up will follow a training plan delivered through TrainingPeaks (with full and half-distance athletes participating in separate training plans geared specifically for their event distance), but the training plan will be individualized to each athlete based on training zones that are set in the first week of the training plan. My philosophy as a coach is to help athletes not only to grow and prepare through training, but also to learn why they are doing what they do in training. Although this is a group-based training plan, it embodies this philosophy and will provide each athlete with a detailed and thorough explanation of why they are doing the things that they are doing in training and will provide many, many educational opportunities throughout.


Group Training Plan Includes:

  • 25-week training plan (Ironman Arizona athletes) or 21-week training plan (Ironman 70.3 Arizona athletes) delivered via TrainingPeaks

  • 25-page Instruction Booklet including an overview of all aspects of the training plan, educational content, and an Ironman Arizona/70.3 Arizona course-specific preview

  • 44-page Exercise Technique Guidebook detailing all dynamic warm-up exercises, strength training exercises, and static stretching exercises included throughout the training plan

  • Excel spreadsheet to track individualized training zones used for training and racing

  • Group 'Meet n' Greet' prior to Group Training Plan start date

  • A 1-hour, one-on-one meeting ~1 month into the Group Training Plan to cover any questions you have and to make sure you have your training zones set correctly in TrainingPeaks and to discuss other questions you have regarding the plan

  • Weekly video updates detailing training sessions and major focus of each week

  • Monthly in-person swim session (5 pool swims and 1 open water swim) led by Ryan Eckert and Taylor Newgaard

  • Group meeting prior to race-day to discuss pre-race strategy and to answer questions

Price of the Group Training Plan:

  • $119/month

  • Note: The total cost of the Program is $714 for Ironman Arizona athletes and $595 for Ironman 70.3 Arizona athletes

    • There will be 6 monthly payments (made on the 1st of every month) for Ironman Arizona athletes, beginning on June 1st and ending on November 1st

    • There will be 5 monthly payments (made on the 1st of every month) for Ironman 70.3 Arizona athletes, beginning on June 1st and ending on October 1st


How to Register:

  • Email Ryan Eckert at and indicate that you would like to reserve a spot for the Group Training Plan. The Group Training Plan will kick off on May 18th, 2020 with a formal meet n' greet (location TBD) in which Ryan Eckert will give an overview of the plan and what to expect. See the Schedule of Events below for more details on what to expect.

  • Note: Registration for Group Training Plan closes on May 1st, 2020.

Group Training Plan Schedule of Events:


Formal Meet n’ Greet and Training Plan Overview


Date: TBD 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: TBD

Training Plan Start Date


Date: TBD 2021


Pool-Based Swim Sessions (Monthly)


Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month (June 9th, July 7th, Aug. 11th, Oct. 13th, Nov. 10th)

Times: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034


Bike Skills/Drills Clinic

Date: Sunday June 13th, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00 am

Location: Tempo Town Lake Marina, 550 East Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ 85281

Run Skills/Drills Clinic

Date: Sunday July 11th, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00 am

Location: Tempo Town Lake Marina, 550 East Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ 85281

Open Water Swim Session


Date: Sunday September 12th, 2020

Time: 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Location: Rattlesnake Cove, Bartlett Lake


In-Person Pre-Race Questions (Ironman 70.3 Arizona athletes)


Date: Wednesday October 13th, 2020

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

In-Person Pre-Race Questions (Ironman Arizona athletes)


Date: Wednesday November 10th, 2020

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034


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