Episode from the podcastTriathlete Training Podcast: Triathlon, Ironman & Duathlon

TT049: First time Ironman at Ironman Louisville

Released Wednesday, 21st January 2015
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Michael Welk did his first Ironman in 2014 at Ironman Louisville at age 42. His previous experience included a couple sprint triathlons several years ago, and just one sprint triathlon in 2014 leading up to his Ironman.  We talk about his progress and experience from November 2013, when he signed up for the race, through race day.

He started training in late 2013 but was not progressing as hoped, so he hired a triathlon coach.  He also hired a swim coach in March. Early in 2014 he couldn’t swim more than 25 yards at a time.  His prep included just one century ride in advance of the Ironman.  His goal was to finish in 15 hours.

Also in this episode

I answer a listener question on base training
An update on blue light and it’s affect on sleep
An update on my use of zero drop Altra running shoes

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