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

TT071: Oceanside 70.3 As First Half Ironman

Released Wednesday, 6th April 2016
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Weston Titus is a 6’5”, 225 pound, former basketball player who attempted his first 70.3 Half Ironman in Oceanside on April 2, 2016.  This episode includes an interview three days before the race and an interview 3 days after the race.  

Part 1  

He has completed five sprint triathlons but this will be his first half ironman.  He is also preparing for Ironman Arizona in November.  We covered:

His transition from a more random training routine to a more structured schedule

What books he used to prepare, and which single book was most useful
The test workouts he used to gauge his progress
His nutrition plan for the race
His race goals

Part 2

Weston had a successful race.  Tune in to the second half of the podcast to find out how he did it.  He consumed roughly 45-50 ounces of fluid (1.5 liters) per hour on his 3:14 bike and about 400 calories per hour during the bike.  Even accounting for his larger size (225 pounds), those are higher than normal numbers, but it was within the range of what he trained and he didn't notice any negative effects from that consumption level.  His splits are listed below:

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