Going Long: Tackling 70.3 And Ironman

  • By Kim McDonald
  • Published Feb 11, 2013
  • Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Train your brain, too.

Another major shortcoming I identified from my race results was my inability to stay mentally focused for five or more hours at a time. To build my mental focus, I backed up my usual five- to six-hour group ride on Saturdays with a four- to five-hour solo ride in the aerobars on Sundays, which I’d follow up with a one- to two-hour moderate-paced solo run. Spending that much time training entirely by yourself does wonders for your mental focus, believe me.

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