Training for the Middle Distance | Ironman 70.3

Ironman 70.3 is the abbreviation for triathlon competitions that cover half the distance of a classical Ironman Triathlon. Also known as medium or middle distance, this event consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56 miles of cycling and a 13.1-mile run, i.e. a total of 70.3 miles. It is anything but an easy option, but it represents a fascinating challenge for any well-trained endurance athlete. A particular highlight of the book is its great amount of detailed training plans. There are in-depth examples of core and peripheral training and heart-rate dependent pace levels T1-T8, which help to illustrate the year-round training recommendations. It also features advice on swimming, cycling and running training, cross-training, equipment, strengthening and stretching, typical training errors, recovery, self-motivating performance testing and motivation tips, as well as anecdotes and emotional stories from competitions.

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Ironman 70.3 is the abbreviation for triathlon competitions that cover half the distance of a classical Ironman Triathlon. Also known as medium or middle distance, this event consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56 miles of cycling and a 13.1-mile run, i.e. a total of 70.3 miles. It is anything but an easy option, but it represents a fascinating challenge for any well-trained endurance athlete. A particular highlight of the book is its great amount of detailed training plans. There are in-depth examples of core and peripheral training and heart-rate dependent pace levels T1-T8, which help to illustrate the year-round training recommendations. It also features advice on swimming, cycling and running training, cross-training, equipment, strengthening and stretching, typical training errors, recovery, self-motivating performance testing and motivation tips, as well as anecdotes and emotional stories from competitions.

Henry Ash, triathlete and author of numerous training books, is a training companion and motivator for many triathletes. He has completed more than 250 triathlons around the world, including the Hawai Ironman. Marlies Penker has successfully completed all triathlon distances to Ironman. She also holds the Carinthian (Austria) Regional Marathon record at 2:45.08 hours.