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

3. A Minute Saved In The Swim Is Worth A Minute

Once you’re comfortable swimming 2.4 miles, there’s a good chance you’ll finish your race faster by adding an additional ride, run or even transition practice to your weekly training schedule instead of a swim. Remember, walking about 100 meters of the marathon takes a minute.

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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

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