If you’ve ever run a half marathon and then headed out on the last leg of a half IRONMAN—you’ve likely noticed that your pace was slightly slower for the latter. To be sure, many fast marathoners find themselves walking during an IRONMAN marathon simply because the demands of the day are so much greater.
So how should you plan your race-day run pace knowing that your times will likely be slower coming off the bike?
In the latest episode of GTN’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they go over a variety of formulas that can help you figure out just how to pace yourself in the most optimal way. Additionally, they sat down with Ryan Cooper of Best Bike Split to discuss how the TrainingPeaks Pacing Project can help you nail down your best race-day strategy.
From there, it’s just a matter of dialing in your specificity training with plenty of race-intensity intervals and brick workouts to help you nail down your best triathlon result yet.
See the full episode below:
As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the new “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.