Ironman Sweden 2014

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31/08/2013 at 22:07

Signed up for my first Ironman in Kalmar Sweden next August & bricking it already.

Furthest tri so far is Olympic distance & wondered if anyone could anyone point me in the direction of a decent 6mth training plan.

Appreciate any help or pointers.

Thanks

Paul

31/08/2013 at 22:18

Have a look at Fink, Be Iron Fit! 30 week plans!

31/08/2013 at 22:28

Thanks I'll take a look

03/09/2013 at 11:33

Hi Paul, I've just signed up to ironman Sweden, it will be my first tri in 4 years and my first ironman as I only used to race up to half ironman its the swimming thats worrying me as I've not swam properly for 2 years as I picked up a shoulder injury while serving and was advised to take it easy with the swimming as it was not helping but I have been getting into kettlebell training the passed 18 months and it has seemed to help the injury loads so we shell see.

I will be using the 20 week training plan on beginner triathlete.com more as I used to use this site a lot when I was racing tri's so have gone back to it, but you do need a  base fitness to follow it, I'm hoping the fact I've been a obsessive MTB 20 years (even when i did do tri's a lot of my training was on the MTB) and have never stopped the running in 12 years, so should have a good start for me to get through it.

It could be worth taking a look on the site as they have all kinds of traing plans on offer.

good luck

seren nos yn canu    pirate
03/09/2013 at 15:15

i like the beginers plan beginertriathlete.com as above........but might look at Gerry Duffy's training plans on http://www.gerryduffyonline.com/tips/iron-distance-triathlon-training-plans/

03/09/2013 at 22:25

Thanks guys for the help & the pointers, much appreciated.

 

04/09/2013 at 08:14

I think what I like with begginers triathlon is all the extra stuff you get with the website, I knoitems not free but it does help.

citizen 146    pirate
04/09/2013 at 09:07

saw this race on tv this weekend and it looked fantastic, plus you can drive there!

04/09/2013 at 18:23

Yes that's what we are doing......ferry from Harwich to Denmark with overnight cabin & then a 380mile drive to Kalmar. Job done!

05/09/2013 at 00:04

I wish it was that easy for me it, I'm looking at 2 plane rides, it's 2800km to drive and that's after a boat trip.


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