Those words will be ingrained in your head: “You. Are. An. Ironman.” You accomplished what you have been training for,...Read MoreRead More
A couple of weeks ago, we chatted about the nutrition for an Ironman Triathlon and an Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. Then...Read MoreRead More
Today, we will chat about Ironman Triathlon Race Day Nutrition! We will chat about the 5 W’s, and will post 2...Read MoreRead More
Let’s chat about nutrition, when it comes to a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon. I will also chat about Ironman Triathlons, Olympic and Sprint Triathlons in the next couple weeks.
We will chat about the 5 W’s, and will post 2 – 5 tips regarding nutrition within the triathlon. So let’s chat today about:
Details of a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon
Who Does a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? My suggestion is that you have been doing Sprint Triathlons and Olympic distance triathlons for over a year now. You have probably done a 13.1 Marathon, and maybe even did a full marathon. You feel comfortable at least in 2 out of 3 of the sports.
What is the distance of a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? 1.2 Mile Swim/56 mile Bike/13.1 mile Run
When are 70.3 Ironman Triathlons? Year Round!
Why do a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? If you want to do a 70.3 Ironman but don’t have time for an Ironman Triathlon, 70.3 IM is the best for your time. I think training for a 70.3 Ironman has got to be the “easiest” on your schedule, IF you are craving to go long.
As a triathlon/strength coach, I have worked with numerous athletes throughout the years: From sprint distance triathletes, to 7x Ironman Triathlon triathletes. I have AMAZING relationships with some of the athletes that I have coached, and not so great relationships with others. I have had some athletes who have gone to other coaches (totally fine; it’s a growing process!). I have had some athletes quit the sport completely. I have also had to fire some of my athletes. Why? I was putting more work into coaching them than they were putting in for themselves. I don’t work that way.
The other day, I received a question from a potential athlete, and I LOVE what they asked me: “What are my expectations as a coach?” As I started thinking about her question, I realized that I need to tell my potential athletes my expectations from the start. Maybe the athletes that I fired were never “aligned” with my expectations? Maybe the athletes that went to another coach wanted a different approach to coaching. Another thought that I had was that the athletes that I am coaching now and the athletes I have coached in the past Exceed my Expectations. Why? These athletes, aka friends, know that I expect GREAT things from myself as an athlete. Why would I think any differently with the athletes that I coach? To make it clear cut, I came up with: