It should not be I host the Mile after Mile podcast. 12 weeks to prepare for an Olympic distance triathlon. 4.3 miles today to finish 1000 miles in 2020. The maximum time … It’s very hard to imagine running it until you are kind of in the middle of doing it. ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️. The last-place finisher completed the course in 16:59:13. Some people are very motivated by signing up. So that’s the coach in me saying here’s what you should do. There is a value to the minutes and seconds in each race distance. Which is right about 5 months. When you have no access to open water – we swim in a pool. An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order.It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. The UK's Lucy Charles-Barclay is a former swimmer who's taking Ironman triathlon by storm. Age-grouper times: It’s tough to argue what a good time is, as the longer distances depend largely on the race and the individual. Most triathlon victims are middle-aged men, often first-time competitors. September 21, 2019. I stepped up to my first Olympic in 2011. What I see most people actually do is more of the “find an earlier race” to put on the schedule. In my personal story I did choose to do 3  half-ironman races before I signed up to do a full Ironman. 24 weeks is about 6 months – give or take. diagnosis or treatment. When not running around being busy she loves to read, cook and travel with her family. Well wait a cotton-pickin minute Amy what does that mean, exactly? If you're a beginner or want to beat your old time, train hard and smart. I’ll probably end this comment off and a billion more questions will pop into my head but I’ll leave it there for now as a short introduction to me. So I work on flip turns and not taking that first breath off the wall. Across all amateur athletes, the average Half Ironman time is 5:51:25 for Men, and 6:18:13 for Women. I personally find it very helpful to work on breath control in the pool which for me translates really well to open water skills. The Olympic or International triathlon is a standard competitive distance, and as the name suggests it’s the distance run in the Olympics and collegiate competitions. With a typical cut off time of 17 hours, just finishing is a huge accomplishment. It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. The 70.3 takes about 6 hours on average to finish: the swim takes 45 minutes, the bike ride about 3:00, and the run approximately 2:15. I will say that even with the 2 years of building I found the Ironman build to be very intense. I can truthfully tell you that I coached an athlete who started day 1 without owning a bike and barely swimming and they have made it to Ironman in under 12 months. I was so pleased to come across your site, you have a brilliant page. I recently completed the Devizes to Westminster kayak marathon which is an 125 mile kayak race down the River Thames in the UK and am now looking towards my next challenge and have become obsessed with the idea of completing an Ironman. For distances that aren’t the Ironman, you can get away with less overall volume—under 10 hours per week. Professional athletes dedicate their lives and train extensively to compete in triathlons. Problem is I live in Chicago. In 2010, the Ford Ironman Championship had a total of 1,771 finishers. And they almost always die in the water or shortly after finishing the first leg of the race. Long ‘Iron’ distance (3.8km swim/180km bike/42.2km run) Hi Amy, thanks for this post! Find out what the average time to complete an Olympic triathlon is here. Stuff like that. The fitness will be very similar. I suggest that you pick a race. Therefore, their finishing times are the best at the events. Terms of Use Redman Triathlon. Include further recovery days if you need to during this period. New podcast episode out today with special guest . Bill Dowis was the founding editor of "The 316 Journal," a theology and poetry journal. Another thing to note is that the fear is usually that if you train too much too far out you’ll burn out or get injured. Does it match  the time table above … pretty much? Recovery From An Ironman 140.6 Triathlon. You also don’t need to run a marathon before you commit to training for an Ironman. With a full time job I could only average 7-hours per week in training. But not by much and the difference is very small. Really appreciate your advice! Ha, document.getElementById("thinkific-product-embed") || document.write('