Jen Rulon

Last week, I chatted about 70.3 Ironman Triathlon Tips and Tricks. I suggested how to organize yourself in the swim, to be realistic on your pacing for the bike, and some ideas for the run and mental preparation!

This week, I want to talk to you about Ironman Triathlon Tips and Tricks. Today, I give you:

Three Tips/Tricks for Doing Your Ironman Triathlon 

  1. Figure out your nutrition during your long bikes and long runs. Why? Because you don’t want to be doing a “Chemistry” experiment in your body on race day! Nutrition will be what works for you!! If your friend does “Type A Nutrition” but you had a hard time getting it down, THAT IS OK! There are plenty of other types of nutrition out there!
  2. Be Comfortable in your Clothing. Utilize the race tents to change out of your clothes. BE COMFORTABLE throughout your Ironman. If you want to wear a swimsuit for the swim, wear it. Change into your cycling outfit, and then change into your running gear. Just a side note: Putting on clothes when you are wet is very hard. Just be mindful of that heading into the race.
  3. Racing a flat Ironman course is as hard as racing an Ironman hilly course. I have heard athletes talk about which Ironman Triathlon will be “easier.” Hmmmm. It is still a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run. You have to figure out which Ironman suits you and your strengths versus what you are not the best at. Just because it is a “flat” course does NOT mean that it will be easy for you. Maybe you are stronger on the hills?

Veteran Triathletes, do you have any tips to share for new 70.3 Ironman Triathletes or 10 x 70.3 Ironman Triathletes?  I think we ALL have ideas, tips, and tricks. Let’s share them below, or shoot me an email HERE and I will post them via my blog! Share away! We all need to help each other out!!



AUTHOR: Jen Rulon

I am Jen Rulon, a Coach, Kona Finisher and a Public Speaker. I’ve been coaching triathletes for 18+ years and I received my Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I train triathletes to reach their potential and coach triathlon coaches to successfully grow their businesses using my own proven methods. My knowledge has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, Runners World, on the TEDx Stage, the Health and Wellness Expo in San Antonio, TX, Men’s Journal Online, and the New York Times. I also practice what I preach — I’m a 15x Ironman Triathlete who participated in the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 14, 2017.

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