Regain Short-Course Speed After An Ironman

  • By Samantha McGlone
  • Published Jul 18, 2012
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

4. Focus your speed training on, well, speed. At first it may feel awkward to turn your arms and legs over at a higher rate. It will feel this way for a few weeks before the body adapts to the faster pace and higher intensity. I begin each season with some speedwork in the winter and, even as a former short-course athlete, it feels terrible for about three weeks. After that, the increase in VO₂max allows me to perform longer efforts at a much faster pace.

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