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2013-07-23 3:18 PM

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Subject: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
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My goal this year was to complete a 70.3 , I have not done much training (if any) my swimming is "ok" but haven't done any ocean swimming , bike biggest ride 50 kilometers and haven't run much , I would say I was pretty unfit if honest

So saying that is 20 weeks enough to complete my goal of finishing a 70.3

Thanks any tips wold be welcome or feedback , I could take a more measured approach but I am a all or nothing kinda person


2013-07-23 3:29 PM
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If you're okay with doing a lot of walking during the run portion of the HIM...then I'd say 20 weeks is enough time.

My question to you is...if you don't enjoy biking longer than 50k, or running enough to do it on your own free time...when there is no race to train for...what makes you think training for and doing a HIM will be fun?

2013-07-23 3:33 PM
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Find a HIM Plan.  There are several on this site.

Follow the plan.

If it's a matter of just crossing the finish line, 20 weeks seems like enough time to me.  But then, I struggle on HIM runs so who am I to talk?

 

 

2013-07-23 3:39 PM
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I think that the cutoffs are stricter at most races
2013-07-23 3:42 PM
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Subject: RE: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
No, most 70.3's have a cutoff of 8-9 hours

Is 20 weeks enough time to train for a 70.3? Yes. Look at some of the plans, which are often 20 weeks long, and decide if you could do the week1 training now.

But...as others have said...what is your motivation? If you aren't excited at the prospect of an 80km ride, are you going to enjoy it? Why would you dedicate that much time and energy to an optional activity that you don't enjoy?
2013-07-23 3:48 PM
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Yes - Last year - I completed a HIM 5 weeks after training for a century. I won't lie - it hurt but I was able to finish before they kicked me off the court.

Good luck!


2013-07-23 3:49 PM
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Subject: RE: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
Originally posted by Bigdave001

Hi

My goal this year was to complete a 70.3 , I have not done much training (if any) my swimming is "ok" but haven't done any ocean swimming , bike biggest ride 50 kilometers and haven't run much , I would say I was pretty unfit if honest

So saying that is 20 weeks enough to complete my goal of finishing a 70.3

Thanks any tips wold be welcome or feedback , I could take a more measured approach but I am a all or nothing kinda person


It is doable; I just did Munci 70.3 a week ago and I trained roughly 20 weeks. Up until starting training I was in okay shape; I was working out 5-6 days a week doing strength/sbr/climbing, but nothing structured. I had a coach put together a plan for me and followed it well. It was nice because it could take into account my travel and other commitments vs a canned plan.

Have you done any triathlons before? How confident are you in an OWS (not just ocean, but lake)?


2013-07-23 3:57 PM
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Subject: RE: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
Originally posted by Jason N

If you're okay with doing a lot of walking during the run portion of the HIM...then I'd say 20 weeks is enough time.

My question to you is...if you don't enjoy biking longer than 50k, or running enough to do it on your own free time...when there is no race to train for...what makes you think training for and doing a HIM will be fun?




sorry i am just saying i have in recent times only cycled 50k but have a while ago done a 80k ride in a race as for running my knees arent the best so choosen not to run , they are better so should be fine

My motivation is that i asked our team what goals they had for the year in jan 2013 - i told our team mine was a 70.3 so theres plenty motivation there and also the motivation to get fit and be more productive and healthy ! my parents are coming to see us so i would love to complete a race with them present
2013-07-23 4:01 PM
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Subject: RE: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
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Originally posted by Bigdave001

Hi

My goal this year was to complete a 70.3 , I have not done much training (if any) my swimming is "ok" but haven't done any ocean swimming , bike biggest ride 50 kilometers and haven't run much , I would say I was pretty unfit if honest

So saying that is 20 weeks enough to complete my goal of finishing a 70.3

Thanks any tips wold be welcome or feedback , I could take a more measured approach but I am a all or nothing kinda person


It is doable; I just did Munci 70.3 a week ago and I trained roughly 20 weeks. Up until starting training I was in okay shape; I was working out 5-6 days a week doing strength/sbr/climbing, but nothing structured. I had a coach put together a plan for me and followed it well. It was nice because it could take into account my travel and other commitments vs a canned plan.

Have you done any triathlons before? How confident are you in an OWS (not just ocean, but lake)?

never swam in the ocean or lake well only a little ocean



2013-07-23 4:29 PM
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Subject: RE: 20 weeks enough to complete a 70.3?
does anyone know the best beginner 70.3 plan on here ?
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