What is the best IRONMAN 70.3 for beginners?

What is the best IRONMAN 70.3 for beginners?

These five North American halves rank as our top options for taking on a 70.3 for the first time.

  • Montreal Espirit – Early September.
  • Barrelman Niagara Falls – Mid September.
  • Ironman 70.3 Florida – Early April.
  • Great White North Triathlon – Early July.
  • Ironman 70.3 Victoria – Early June.

Is IRONMAN 70.3 harder than a marathon?

It’s tough to say, but in general, in an IRONMAN 70.3 you might run 30 to 60 seconds per mile slower than your half marathon pace, and in an IRONMAN race it could be 1 to 3 minutes per mile slower than your best marathon pace. But even though it’s slower, the feeling coming across the finish line is like no other!

Is a 70.3 Ironman hard?

Many athletes have proven that it is possible to successfully complete a 70.3 race with a finish time between six and seven hours, having no more than one long training ride at the 4-hour mark. Tip: Triathletes that can complete 50- to 80-percent of the race distance in training, can be successful on race day.

How many hours a week should I train for a half Ironman?

A typical half Ironman training plan for a beginner will range from 4-5 hours per week at the start of the plan to 8-9 hours per week toward the end of the plan. An intermediate or advanced plan may include up to 15-20 hours per week during big weeks.

How fit do you need to be to do a Half Ironman?

“A person can go from zero to an Olympic distance [. 9-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run] in about 12 weeks. You need only about an 8-10 week bump on top of that to get to a half-Ironman.

What is the swim cut off in a Half Ironman?

The company puts on over 170 triathlons worldwide each year. Ironman 70.3 Swim Cut Off Time: 1 hour 10 minutes. The total 70.3 cut off time is: 8 hours and 30 minutes after the final wave. Each athlete will have 8 hours and 30 minutes to complete event.

Can you do an Ironman 70.3 with a road bike?

If your goal is to complete the race and you’re not worried about competing in age group or overall awards, a road bike will work fine, in my opinion. If your goal is to be more competitive, perhaps a tri bike should be your choice. Next, terrain makes a difference in the bike portion of your Ironman.

Do you have to qualify for a Half Ironman?

The typical half ironman 70.3 event has 28 to 30 qualifying slots, which, when allocated across age groups, means that you’d probably need to win your division. or at least be in the top 3 finishers, to get that Kona Slot.