Half-Ironman Training and Racing

Whether you're stepping up to a half-Ironman for the first time or looking to qualify for Clearwater, these articles will help you reach your potential as you swim, bike, and run 70.3 miles.

Half-Ironman Spring Triathlon Training Program

Half-Ironman Spring Triathlon Training Program

Successful performance in a challenging event like a half-Ironman requires months of preparation off a substantial fitness base. Following is an overview of a program to prepare you for race day.

Anaerobic Cycling Workouts for 70.3

Anaerobic Cycling Workouts for 70.3

All triathlons, right down to sprints, are almost entirely aerobic in nature. Nevertheless, there's a place for anaerobic training in your preparations for any triathlon, including half-Ironmans.

Go Old School: Return to Run-dominant Bricks

Go Old School: Return to Run-dominant Bricks

Brick workouts tend to be bike heavy. When training for long-distance triathlons, however, this doesn't address specific race-day demands. It's time to reconsider the run-dominant brick.

Run Workouts for Triathletes: Breaking Down Long Runs

Run Workouts for Triathletes: Breaking Down Long Runs

Have your long runs lost their purpose? Whatever your race distance, these workouts will build endurance while keeping you focused on your goals.

The Medium-Long Run: A Triathlete's Secret Weapon

The Medium-Long Run: A Triathlete's Secret Weapon

What if we said there's a training tool that nails several components of endurance at once, yet still allows you to recover in time for tomorrow's workout? Introducing the medium-long run.

5 Keys to Long-Course Triathlon Training: Part I

5 Keys to Long-Course Triathlon Training: Part I

You've decided to make the leap from Olympic-distance to long-course triathlon racing. Now how do you fit the training into your busy schedule?

5 Keys of Long-Course Triathlon Training--Part II: Lactate Threshold Training

5 Keys of Long-Course Triathlon Training--Part II: Lactate Threshold Training

Stop trying to predict race performance based on training volume. Speed in your workouts equals speed in your racing. Here's why.

Staying Fueled During Your Swims

Staying Fueled During Your Swims

Misinformation and the logistical challenges of refueling in the water often prevent triathletes from exercising sound nutrition practices at the pool. Learn how to stay properly fueled.

Dave Scott's Top 5 Race-day Nutritional Tips

Dave Scott's Top 5 Race-day Nutritional Tips

Back in the 1980s when I was racing Ironman every year, I would consume 20 figs during the bike segment alone. Twenty years ago fueling before and during competition was not a highly refined science, as it is today.

Determining Your Race Recovery Time

Determining Your Race Recovery Time

How long should it take to recover from a race? The answer varies. This guide will you understand when you can safely start again.

What It's Really Like in Clearwater: The Ironman 70.3 World Championships

What It's Really Like in Clearwater: The Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Don't leave the culmination of a successful half-Ironman season to chance. Here are the ins and outs of racing the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater.

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