http://ironmanmuskoka.com/- A half Ironman is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run.
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL AND REASON FOR DOING IT?
I am always trying to push myself into accomplishing new things; whether its a new experience/skill or its a higher level of difficulty. My goal for this race was to gain the experience of doing one and then turn around and train for another one. Applying what I have learned, I’d like to be a competitive finisher.I also enjoy coaching and working with athletes that have goals of finishing races like this. So with my experience, I will be able to pass along that knowledge and help others compete in a race like this. Who’s up for it?!
WHATS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS RACE THAN THE OTHER RACES YOU’VE DONE?Longer! My triathlon events in the past have been a lot shorter.HOW DID YOUR TRAINING CHANGE IN PREPARATION FOR THE RACE?
I have been using CrossFit Endurance and my preferred training program for 2+ years. I used the programming to train for a half marathon, Ragnar Relay, and multiple triathlons. It’s a great program! I have become stronger and faster while also not over-training myself into unnecessary injuries or down-time.My training did change slightly for this race to accommodate the longer distances. I would follow the traditional CFE program, however every 4-6 weeks I would add a long run, long bike, and long swim. The biggest complaint of the CFE programming is not adapting your body to biking for 3+ hours, running for 1.5 hours, and swimming for 30 minutes. I am hoping this approach will make up for that.
HOW IS YOUR NUTRITION AND HAS IT CHANGED?
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR AFTER THE RACE?
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU?