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IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

Man what a trip... I mean it took this long to put my thoughts down about the time out in Chattanooga and the race. This was a combo trip of "work" and "play".  Work being at the IRONMAN Become One tent helping first timers navigate any issues they might be having and...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

It's been a minute, but they released the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 bike course a few weeks ago. Let's discuss! What's my thoughts? 5100 feet of gain over 112 miles, this ain't no picnic ride through the countryside... There's 3 significant climbs, some tough spots and you...

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Transition will be set up in the park area with the swim and run all contained in the park. The bike takes you out to Dennis and a pretty straight forward rectangle around the park.  The main focus should be when coming back on 135th, you'll have some pretty steep...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

They've done it! They went and release the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 swim course! "The swim will take place in beautiful Keystone Lake located at Keystone Harbor in Mannford, Oklahoma. This race will begin with a rolling start format. Water temperatures this time of year are...

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TIP OF THE WEEK // Easing back in after time off

So many of us are in limbo right now. Are we racing? Are we not? Having to work from home, be a house parent, home school teacher... SO MUCH HAS CHANGED...

Lets say you fell of your plan, but the race is still on and you need to get back on the train. Do you just jump in where you should be? Jump in where you left off?

Here's some tips.

1. Do not jump back into the plan where you should be if it's been a few weeks, maybe even a week. General rule of thumb is no more than a 10% increase week over week.

2. Do not jump right back into intense workouts. First week or two, go easy workouts and focus on volume in small chunks.

3. You may have to be aggressive depending on the length of race and where you are in the plan. Max out that 10% each week to get back on track, but watch the body. Any signs of over fatigue, back off.

4. You made need a shift of the weeks. Instead of build cycles with transition weeks to allow recovery, you may have to shift to each week being a build while adjusting the total load to not end up over trained with not enough rest.

5. Consider breaking up longer workouts over many days to get the volume in and not overload and need recovery after one monster day.

6. Better to be 10% under trained than 1% over... so the saying goes. Some truth to it, but don't stress over trying to make up for lost time. You cannot cram at the last minute for this test.

7. Listen to your body. If you think you have a smart plan and you have issues popping up, reassess. Change the plans, adjust, do what you need to be healthy on race day.

8. Worst case if you have let it go too long, review your options if you can get any refund, deferral or whatever you can.

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Let's dissect the IRONMAN Virtual Championship series! ...

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