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Five Tips For Tackling Your First Ironman

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 24, 2011
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM UTC
Here are five tips from a first-timer. Photo: Nils Nilsen

Here are five tips from a first-timer. Photo: Nils Nilsen

No matter how many short-distance triathlons you’ve raced, nothing can totally prepare you for the demands of an Ironman. After completing his first (Ironman Coeur d’Alene), Senior Tech Editor Aaron Hersh shares several tips that can make the jump in distance a little more manageable.

1. Do High-Quality Long Runs

Instead of running long bricks every weekend, do most of your long runs on semi-fresh legs so you can run them faster.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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