Racing a Half Ironman Before a Full Ironman

150 150 Rich Strauss

Endurance Nation at Ironman® Racine 70.3   “Should I race a half Ironman® before my full Ironman?” I am asked this question very frequently, as the Endurance Nation coach responsible for planning the seasons of every one of our members and trial members, outlining their movement through our training plans across their race calendar. The…

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Five Common Half Ironman Mistakes

800 374 Rich Strauss

It’s no secret that Ironman racing (the 140.6 mile version) has become crazy popular, with races selling out a year in advance, often in only minutes. As a result, Ironman-focused conversations dominate the triathlon space. Yet probably 90% of these Ironman triathletes race one, two, three or more half Ironman events enroute to their full Ironman distance event. Our combined 20 years of coaching and racing experience has shown that the 70.3 distance is a different race entirely from the Ironman. If you want to be successful at the half iron distance you’ll need to bring more to the table than your Ironman fitness and some good luck.

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