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1016 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2010 12:04 PM by Run Coach Robert RSS
fldogwalker Pro 68 posts since
Jan 25, 2010
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Sep 29, 2010 11:23 AM

HALF IRONMAN VS. MARATHON

I just completed my first HIM this past weekend in Augusta.  Very fun and I can’t wait for the next one.. and the one after that.. etc.

 

One thought that popped into my head was if racing a 70.3 triathlon or a full marathon is more challenging/difficult.

 

My feelings are that the training for a HIM is more time consuming and taxing on the body but although the HIM takes a bit longer to complete, the full marathon is more taxing on the body on race day.

 

I’m on the fence and would say they are about equally difficult/challenging if you are comparing apples to apples as far as weather conditions and course difficulty.

 

I completed an ultra marathon a few months ago and that was by FAR the most difficult thing I have ever done.. but the main reason it was so hard was the 100 degree heat index.

 

Anyway..  it is something worth discussing.

 

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  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
    Dec 10, 2007
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    1. Sep 29, 2010 12:31 PM (in response to fldogwalker)
    Re: HALF IRONMAN VS. MARATHON

    I couldnt agree with you more, You hit the head on the nail, I did my first HIM in July of this year too.....

     

    Dennis





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  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
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    2. Sep 30, 2010 12:04 PM (in response to fldogwalker)
    Re: HALF IRONMAN VS. MARATHON

    While both are very challenging distances, the marathon may seem more demanding on race day because you are using the same muscle groups throughout the entire distance. A triathlon is going to allow you to use different muscle groups at different times.





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