Can I Train for Two First Half-Ironman's in One Year?

author : Coach AJ
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Is it best to target one main half-Ironman for the season, along with some sprints and olympics, or is it feasible to train for two half-Ironmans in the same year?

Member Question from dudleyaj

"I am about to enter my 3rd year of triathlons having spent year one racing sprint distances and year two racing two sprint and two Olympic races. I'd like to extend my triathlon experience by competing in 1-2 half-Ironman triathlons next year. Is it best to target one main half-Ironman for the season, along with some sprints and olys, or is it feasible to train for two half-Irons in the same year, say in June and September? Given the latter scenario, what is the best training approach to take between the two half-Ironman races? I am looking to improve my overall fitness and maintain a competitive time across my races (this year I placed 2nd, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in my age group for my 4 races)."

Answer from Coach AJ
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It is entirely possible to race well in two half Ironman events, especially when you space them out as you outlined. [.....]

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date: October 18, 2010

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