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June 13, 2016

6 Months to Ironman – The 4th Event?

It seems to be a running joke among Ironman triathletes that “the fourth event” of Ironman races is eating. Mess up one of the four events, and you’re toast. In order to do a 140.6 mile race, you have to fuel up on the go. The best estimates conclude that triathletes burn around 10,000 calories during …

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May 1, 2016

6 Months to Ironman – Run

So you swam 2.4 miles, and cranked away on the bike for 112 miles… time to take off that helmet and run a marathon. In my opinion, the last 26.2 miles is the hardest leg of the Ironman. That may be because I had a light foot injury early on in my training (from ramping up …

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April 24, 2016

6 Months to Ironman – Bike

So after you swim 2.4 miles, you have to hop on the bike and ride 112 miles. It isn’t as daunting as it sounds after you start riding regularly. To start preparing for the bike, you need to gather a smattering of gear. This includes, a road bike, helmet, cycling shoes, water bottles, bike computer(for …

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March 6, 2016

6 Months to Ironman – Swim

You don’t win or lose an Ironman during the swim. In fact, no one has ever been the first one out of the water at the world championships in Kona and won the whole race. That being said, you have to give some time and preparation to the swim in order to come out of …

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March 3, 2016

6 Months to Ironman

Why? 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run (marathon)… Sounds like a good idea right? They show multiple clips of world class athletes bonking and passing out yards from the finish line – really motivating stuff. After a couple of friends and cousins had talked about their experiences training …

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