The Ironman Training 2020 Thread

Same for FL70.3 in December althoug FL > TX :wink:

As it’s preseason I’d consider SSB and tryout MV before the HV FD long haul, asfor advanced/expert I’d go with the description rather than second guess the output.

Regarding access to water, I’d assume that if you have problems so will the rest of the field so your race position is more or less unaffected.

Thank you! Sounds like a plan!

As far as the pool situation goes, hopefully, I will be on an equal playing field come next summer

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How’s it been going with your Stryd?

Just received the invitation for 70.3 worlds, apparently a slot did roll down all the way to my 12th. Think I’m gonna take it, always wanted to visit UT :partying_face::slightly_smiling_face:


It’s been good. Running has taken a back seat to cycling right now but I am excited to lace up again and start adding on the miles. Especially with everything that is going on, having the same way to calculate distance both inside and outside is great. No matter what TM I get at the gym, no matter how off the TM is from reality, my watch reading will still give me the right information. I also updated to the wind version which has been really helpful with pacing, goal race watts, and the like. If the Garmin 955 does not have native power, I am buying the Coros Pace 2 this winter.

Plan Builder came up with a great progression and I am already excited to get going come Oct. 5. Bring it on, 2021 :slight_smile:


Sweet! I got to do worlds in Nice last year and it’s definitely quite the experience! And an excuse to travel somewhere new is always handy too. :grinning:


Congrats @TG333. That’s awesome news.

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Hi Everyone,

I have posted about this before, but tomorrow I am attempting my first full Ironman, which will be a self-organized race after the cancellations of IM Tulsa in May and then IM MD.

If you are interested in reading a longer blog post about my motivation/mission, and possibly donating to my cause, please check out my website here:

Hoping the race goes well tomorrow. I’m gonna give it my all, but will certainly remind myself that it’s not a true “race” and the time is not the most important thing. Will be a great practice run for IM Tulsa '21, which is the next race I am registered for and am hoping to compete in.

Thanks to all of you for your tips and advice on this forum, I’ve really learned a lot here and I’m grateful for this resource and for you all.


Looks like its official - a second wave is hitting the UK

Looks like my first dip into triathlon may have to wait until next year

I pulled the plug on doing the outlaw this morning, even if the event does go ahead. Planning to do a self supported 70.3 on the day. Think the restrictions coming to Scotland in the next day or two will stop me from travelling anyway


Congrats! Well deserved

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Congrats! Interestingly, when 70.3 Indian Wells was cancelled, transfer to St. George was one of the options, which is what I took. (See below for the full list.) I guess the short race calendar and thus fewer Worlds qualifiers means the fast folks like you may share the Worlds course with slow folks like me. :slight_smile:

  1. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta: Dec. 5, 2021
  2. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 St. George: May 1, 2021
  3. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman: June 12, 2021
  4. Free deferral to 2021 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines: June 20, 2021
  5. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock: June 27, 2021
  6. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio: July 25, 2021
  7. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder: Aug. 7, 2021
  8. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz: Sept. 12, 2021
  9. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta: Sept. 26, 2021
  10. Free deferral to 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie: Oct. 2, 2021
  11. Free deferral to 2021 St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis: Oct. 2, 2021

The 70.3 Worlds will be in September. :wink:

Any Idea what date? I can’t find a solid date

September 17th/18th.

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Ah… I was confused. I see the May date is the North American champs. Interesting to run two events at the same location in the same year.

I’ll probably do either a self-supported one as well.

I messed up my training for this final week though.

Had a great swim yesterday and was feeling so rested so I ended up doing a leg session (first time in ages) as I wanted to just make sure I was strong for the run.

Got on to do Phoenix +1 today and had to bail 20 minutes in… Was meant to run and swim tomorrow but now I’ll probably do a mini olympic distance because I’ve killed my confidence and can’t let that be my last bike session before the weeks taper.

I presumed my legs would be fine today with just some bodyweight lunges and squats and they were so sore! So foolish of me :expressionless:



Did my solo marathon today. My first marathon and at 39.997 years old. I’m new enough at sporting that I order my own medal off of Amazon. Cheesy, but I earned it. :smiley: My goal was 4:00, but I hit the classic wall at 19 miles and degraded into walking and shuffling. If it was a real race, with cool temps (finished at 90 F) and aid stations, how much better could I have done? Muscles would still be fried, but maybe less central fatigue.

Anyhow, I think I’ll drop down to Sweet Spot Base, plus easy runs and swims, for the rest of the year. Then start building for my deferred Ironman Arizona next year.