here is my 2 sence....i completed 2 ironman. both in AZ the last 2 yrs. swim
at least once a week but once you make it to 2.5 miles just repeat that once
a week and you will be fine. work your bike up to century and do that in 5
mile increments until you do weekly 100 miles for a few weeks. run. there is
where i'm not much help. i undertrained and developed 2 stress fractures at
about mile 20 of the run. i had to withdraw from IM florida and have still
not recovered enuf to run. anyway, with my first IM i worked my way up to
long runs of 13 and did not do any furthur but my time was 15 hours. you
need to decide if you want to "be an ironman" or compete with ironmen. it's
the best feeling you will have when that guy says your name and then calls
you an ironman when you cross the finish line, besides when that doctor
passes you your newborn in the delivery room:). you can do it, enjoy the
> > I would say that if you are serious about finishing an Ironman in good
> > condition that you should join a tri club or see a coach. It also
> > helps to have like minded people around you!
> > Rob
> Thats real good advice. As I wrote in my earlier post the mental
> challenge is as great as the physical. I am a member of an athletic
> club with about 20 triathletes and I found the support from the club
> invaluable. I also entered with two friends so we were sort of in it
> together! Although I still had to put in long hours on my own it was
> great to have people around so slog it out with you.
> Which event have you entered?