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GTN Presents: How to Prepare and Train for an IRONMAN

BY Susan Legacki

No matter if it’s your first IRONMAN or you’re 12th—the key to a good race starts with a solid plan. Here’s everything you need to know to train the right way for your next IRONMAN.

As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the “Triathlon Training Explained” show, where hosts and former pro triathletes Mark Threlfall and Heather Fell answer your triathlon training questions with the help of TrainingPeaks software, coaches and industry experts from around the world.

Whether your are a first-time IRONMAN athlete or looking to qualify for Kona, the key to a successful race starts long before you reach the starting line. In this episode of Triathlon Training Explained, host Heather Fell goes over all the important points to consider when preparing and training for an IRONMAN. From race specificity training to nutrition to nailing your pacing, here’s everything you need to know to have your best IRONMAN race.

Find the full episode below:

Triathletes in the know like GTN’s Mark Threlfall, Fraser Cartmell and Heather Fell use TrainingPeaks to help plan, track and analyze their training. Dial-in your triathlon training with a free 14-day Premium Trial today!

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About Susan Legacki

Susan Grant Legacki is the Content Director at TrainingPeaks. The founding editor of LAVA Magazine and a former editor at Triathlete Magazine and Inside Triathlon, Susan is an IRONMAN finisher, Boston Marathon qualifier, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach and certified Pilates instructor. When she’s not editing or writing copy about endurance sports, you can usually find her training for them around Boulder, Colo.