Member Question: First Ironman after Marathon?

author : Amy Kuitse
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Member question from regrunred:

Is three months too soon to do an Ironman after doing the Boston marathon? I am considering signing up for Lake Placid Ironman in 2009. I went to LP two weekends ago with a group of friends to volunteer and sign up (actually I was there for the experience and didn't intend on signing up until I got the Ironman bug...). I am running Boston in April and LP is in July.

 

I have been told that it is ambitious to think about doing an IM so close to a marathon due to the recovery time. LP would be my first IM. I am looking for training/coaching advice: Is this is advisable, and if so, what can I do to prepare for both without injuring myself? I have not done a 1/2 IM yet either, but would need to in my training plan I am assuming.

 

Answer:
So…you’ve been bit by the IM bug and you are doing Boston three months before your date at the starting line of IMLP? Welcome aboard! Let’s take a look at this from a couple of different angles. [.....]

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date: September 24, 2008

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