Training for an Ironman is really a year-round process. The best athletes commit several years to perfecting their 'craft' before reaching their true potential. Long course endurance athletes need to develop their physiology to handle the stresses of training and racing the Ironman (or other long distance tri's) and it takes time and patience.
In this short video, I talk to my athletes as if they are 10-weeks from race day and discuss the need to develop a consistent weekly pattern of training, as well as to monitor themselves carefully for signs of over reaching and over training. It's a delicate balance between pushing to achieve your potential and getting sick and injured. Sometimes, it's better to toe the line healthy and slightly undertrained than to be on the edge and overcooked!
I hope that you can use this tip and the many others out there that we offer when navigating the rough waters of Ironman distance training and racing. If you'd like more information about my affordable 16-Week Ironman Distance and 70.3 Training plans leveraging the TrainingPeaks coaching platform, click here. Feel free to email me your ideas, fears or thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train safe and Train smart,