Essential Training Tips for the Ironman Triathlon

athletes run in the outdoor race on the roadThe Ironman Triathlon is comprised of three events: swimming (2.4 miles / 3.86 km), cycling (112 miles / 180.25 km), and running (26.2 miles / 42.2 km). It’s infamous for being extremely difficult and it will certainly test your limits, no matter how fit you think you are.

Completely the Ironman Triathlon is a very desirable milestone that many people want to accomplish, but yet very few people actually take the time to learn about how to properly train for this event.

Throughout the next few sections we’re going to give you some essential training tips for the Ironman Triathlon. We’ll make sure that everything is easy to digest by breaking it down into three sections: training, nutrition, and rest & recovery.

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Massage and ironman

marathon start, shoes runnerAfter running 40 kilometres, swimming and cycling in ironman triathlon, there is nothing that can be relaxing like being on a massage table. The massage leads to relaxing the mind as well as getting rid of the muscle pains that were accumulated during the event. With a massage therapist who is highly qualified, as an athlete I will stay relaxed all throughout the process. The therapists know where to touch so that they will relieve the pressure. It is an experience that I will recommend to any athlete who will like to relief pressure and stay relaxed after triathlon. After trying once, I have made a habit of rushing to the therapist each time I have crossed the finish line in the triathlon.

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All about Ironman

triathlete tranistionIronman triathlon is an event that consists of three sporting activities. You will be required to swim for 3.86 kilometers, ride a bike for 180.25 kilometers and run for a total of 42.2 kilometers. Triathlon is among the most difficult sporting activities in the world. You will be required to carry out tall the three events in a single day without a rest in between them. In most iron man competition you will be required to accomplish the sporting events in less than 17 hours. This will require you to start at 7.00 am. It will start with swimming where you will have to swim for 2 hours and 20 minutes followed by 8 hours 10 minute of cycling and a marathon that will run for 6 hours 30 minutes. It is a sporting event that require athletes to develop great level of endurance before they can participate in it.

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A Close Look At Half Ironman Triathlon

Swimmers in Triathlon

Half Ironman triathlon is a series of long distance triathlon races that covers a total of 70.3 miles. It is organized by the WTC, World Triathlon Corporation. The race consists of 13.1-mile run, 56-mile bike ride and 1.2-mile run. The triathlon culminates every year with a WTC where competitors qualify for the 70.3 series 12 months before the championship race. The competitions are also held in many regions including Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. The following is a close look at this half triathlon that will help you a clear idea of what it entails.

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What Is Olympic Distance Triathlon and How to Prepare For It?

Triathlon pictogramTriathlon is an activity which involves cycling, swimming and running in a single event. The standard Olympic distance triathlon consist of 1500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running. There are many variations of triathlon available. Some of them include the following:

Enticer / Novice

This consists of Swimming for less than 750m, riding a bike for less than 20km and Running for less than 5km.

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Things You Should Know About Sprint Triathlon

triathlete tranistionA sprint triathlon is ideal for players who are new to the sport as its a short distance competition and requires less training and experience to be successful. A triathlon is a combination of three sports, swimming, cycling and running so athletes need to have the skills required and also high endurance levels which is vital to excel. Sprint triathlon have become popular among athletes especially because they are short distance events compared to a full triathlon. In this article we will discuss all about sprint triathlon and provide useful tips for athletes to be successful.

Phases of Sprint Triathlon

A sprint triathlon has three different phases, swimming, cycling and running. Let us discuss the various phases in a little more detail:

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