Sneak Peek: Inside Triathlon’s Nov./Dec. 2013 Issue
With Ironman 70.3 races and registration numbers on the rise, Inside Triathlon magazine’s November/October 2013 issue brings you a detailed look into how to have success at the half-Ironman distance. On the cover is 2011 Ironman 70.3 world champion and three-time Ironman world champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander with his 70.3 protégé, Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden, whom he coached as she stepped up to long course this year.
70.3 Dream Machine
If money were no object, this is the machine senior editor Aaron Hersh would ride to an Ironman 70.3 PR, built on the Trek Speed Concept 9 Series chassis. But this “70.3 Dream Machine” can serve as a blueprint for any bike setup for 70.3 racing.
What it Takes
What does it take to become one of the best half-Ironman athletes in the world? As they were preparing for this year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas, Nev., last year’s Ironman 70.3 world champion Leanda Cave, and four 2012 age-group world champions shared with contributing writer Holly Bennett the training and race tactics that brought them to the top of the sport.
In “The Mentor,” features editor Kim McDonald gets an inside look at how three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander guided Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden through the intricacies of long-course racing.
From the Heart
Are there risks to excessive endurance training? In “From The Heart,” retired pro Torbjørn Sindballe examines the evidence and shares his story.
Since he started working with former Olympic gold medalist Joaquim Cruz, ITU speedster Lukas Verzbicas has been using dynamic run training to become more efficient. Take a shot at his hardest workout, an endurance training circuit.