Half IM four weeks before IM?

Aberfeldy then Almere

8 messages
gas-man    pirate
24/06/2013 at 20:55

I really want to do both these races but Almere is my 'A' race.

Would doing a half just 4 weeks before be a wise move?

Or should I just HTFU and get on and do both?

Mr StOat    pirate
24/06/2013 at 21:05

Could you treat it as a training weekend or would you have to race it

M...eldy    pirate
24/06/2013 at 21:07

Half IM 4 weeks out is not to bad for an IM race

Do both but do the half IM at IM pace

gas-man    pirate
24/06/2013 at 21:15

I'm very one paced!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
24/06/2013 at 21:20

Im yet to be convinced that even racing a half 3-4 weeks out will have any detrimental effect on a full.  I know its an individual thing, depends how hard you push / how quick you recover but in my experience having done full distance 2 and 1 week ahead of another ive set my 1st and 3rd fastest times the in the subsequent events.

Id like someone to present real evidence that a half 3 weeks out has any impact.

Maybe if I was going to an age group place at the Ironman id think twice but otherwise I wouldnt worry.

I guess the last thing to add is if its your first IM you may want to be more cautions and perhaps hold back a bit on the half (i.e. the run)

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 21:23
25/06/2013 at 06:55

Hi gas-man - I'm off to Almere too!


I think that you should have plenty of time to recover between them.

gas-man    pirate
25/06/2013 at 17:29

Thanks everyone, decision made!

LMH great to hear of another pirate at Almere, see you in Sept.

25/06/2013 at 19:52

Mark (my husband) will be there too so that will be at least three of us - maybe we can tempt some more.

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