Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the June Giveaway to Win the Kazam Buddi 20" Aluminum Trailer Bike


Half Ironman Tips (for beginners and experienced)
#1
Share your best tips for Half Ironman events even better if you have a story from your participation.


Attached Files Image(s)
   
  Reply
#2
train for what you're doing>>

nothing will prepare your muscle for the cascade of activation and motor neuron depletion like the event you're running

cross-train>>

bulk up to put some extra mass on before the competition. this will boost your retention and give you better endurance. heavy lifts to top set. medium and light weight with ballistic reps to high volume will max out muscle building (red and white fibers).

mind your macros and micros>>

stay on top of your nutrition. get ample amounts of your fats, carbs, and protein. take multi's and spread them out through the day. stay on top of your b vitamins throughout the day. top off your protein stores with EAA amino supps. don't drink alcohol. it will deplete your protein severely
  Reply
#3
My longest tri distance was Olympic and I have done half marathons. Individually, I knew I could do a good time so I just went for the best time in each transitional individual event. Carbo load and hydrate.
  Reply
#4
Get good at swimming if your aren’t, I did one once and was getting whacked left right and center when I was swimming but if you’re fast you can stay in front of the pack I would think and not get hit by other swimmers
  Reply
#5
Swimming definitely is the make or break of triathlon. Based on what I have learned, you should focus on swimming. I have heard stories that sound something like "I was dead last when leaving the water, but I overtook about 30 guys on my bike and 10 more on my feet".

edit: I haven't participated in one yet - too bad at swimming Sad
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015)
Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
  Reply
#6
Participate in rehearsals or training events. In addition to the main three events, add some cross-training to enhance muscle balance and reduce the risk of injury. I also wear my BP Doctor so that it can monitor my physical condition and exercise status.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
3,252
04-16-2023, 07:05 AM
Last Post: Talha
 
4,315
07-04-2022, 03:56 AM
Last Post: Jesper
 
8,831
02-03-2010, 01:54 PM
Last Post: Bill

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Would you use WD-40 for cleaning and/or ...
Today 06:26 PM
Freehub pawls or ratchet : Grease or oil...
Today 05:11 PM
Anybody watch on YouTube Global Mountain...
Today 05:03 PM
Bianchi Oltre Pro Garmin Mount
Today 10:57 AM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
Yesterday 03:20 PM
1998 Cannondale H300 Hybrid
Yesterday 03:16 PM
1994 Trek 730
Yesterday 03:15 PM
Community Discussion Cycling Myths
Yesterday 03:01 PM
Sora, shift gear cable stuck (wrongly in...
Yesterday 12:12 PM
Man on e-bicycle, Fire, pregnant woman!
Yesterday 09:15 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
30 posts
no avatar 2. Flowrider
24 posts
no avatar 3. meamoantonio
21 posts
no avatar 4. GirishH
18 posts
no avatar 5. enkei
18 posts