Is this your first marathon or have you done plenty before..............also which event do you want to do best at......which is your A race...........
You know how to train for the boxing..........but you will have to be careful that that training does not effect the other sesions you are doing.........How hard are the sessions for the boxing and how often.....
if you can build up your long run during the tri tarining to 14 ish miles then you will be in agood position to increraase then after the tri for the marathon.......If you can get at least 3 runs in a week in the tri training....one long .... one of the bike and one other then you should be able to use the cros training to do well at the marathon
but leave a rest day every week.........
But again .....it really does depend on the type of workpouts for the boxing.the volume and intensity of them
Cheers for the advice
I have done one marathon before and vowed never to do another, however, with it being the first Yorkshire Marathon i thought i`d give it a go. i`m definately a runner more than a biker, with semi decent swimming. I need to find a decent training plan I think, I intend to do a half marathon around April which ifigure will help both the tri training and the marathon training, then leave the marathon training till after the tri in July.
In relation to the boxing, the sessions aren't too intense as it`s only a charity thing for work, so i'm hoping that won't get in the way of the other training.
hi ben, i'm currently training for london and IM Wales...look...i'll be honest....the Olympic distance triathlon is going to be miles easier than the marathon....if you went out training just running and put the triathlon in without actually doing any bike/swim training....you'd still finish ok.
if you want to do well in the tri though....say under 2.45 or 3 hours.....then i'd say honestly...ride your bike and go for runs right after....you're only gonna be doing 25 flatish miles on the day...and thats easy to build upto....but the jelly legs is something you need to be used to.
most peoples fear of tri comes in the swim...you dont seem to have that so dont worry.....
i'd do it the other way round......a marathon training plan....with 2 rides and a swim (one brick) during the week will see you easily through.
Hi, guys. Similar boat to you guys and think I've made a bloody big mistake. Signed up for VLM in April and IM 70.3 Wimbleball in June. Never done more than 10 miles running in one session in my life let alone run a marathon. Never done a triathlon either and I don't think I've swum more than 1km in a pool session before. And I don't have a triathlon bike, nor can I afford one.
How serious are Ironman 70.3s? Training for the Marathon has started and I just completed the Tough Guy UK race yesterday. I'm a determined sort of bloke (or so I like to believe) but I'm nowhere near what you could consider a semi-professional athlete, let alone professional one. I just signed up for the 70.3 on the spur of the moment. Kind of like when people get drunk and take stupid bets on. Except I'm Muslim and don't drink and don't gamble, so I have no excuse. *facepalm*
What should I do other than give up? I'm focusing my training on the VLM and intend to increase my swimming and cycling after completing that. Aiming for about 4.30 - 5 hour finish. My VLM training plan includes running on 3 days of the week (with a rest day between each running day) cycling on 6 days of the week (I cycle to work ) one session of boxing and one very short session of swimming. Sunday is my rest day. After VLM, I aim to reduce the running to 2 days and increase swimming to twice a week. I'm not really concerned about my cycling other than what bike to use. Any advice? Again, I can't afford a triathlon or TT bike.
3 runs ( 1 long) per week
3 Bikes ( 1 long) per week
and a couple of swims should see you right.
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