Can I do a Sprint Triathalon and six days later do a Half Marathon?
I have been running for almost 2 years. I completed my first half marathon in Philly this November (yeah!) and have my sights on a sprint marathon in May. But I would really like to do the Oddesy Half Marathon which is only a six days later than the sprint. I am currently maintaining 10-15 mpw but in January I will start training for a The Hollywood Half Marathon on April 7th so my weekly mileage will be ramping up. However, I've never trained for a tri before and I'm not sure how hard it will be. I am a strong swimmer and the running part is no problem. Haven't been on a bike in over 30 years - should be fun .
Are these races too close together? Do I have to choose just one?
Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!
Consider which event is the priority and plan accordingly. The week between events may not be the greater issue depending on your focus. Also, look at some of the Sprint marathon training programs (averaging typically 8 to 12 weeks). I am sure you are aware that biking equipment is highly detailed and expensive (similiar to the tri-preparation required to compete), so really it is a question of your motivations, abilities and planning.
Wishing you best of luck!
Sure you can do it. You need to add some more miles to your weekly total, also add biking into the mix. Brick workouts will help you Tri. Find a training plan for which ever one is your A race and start it up. A Tri plan may work best, you will just need to get your long runs up to at least 10 miles. Good luck
Thanks for your replies! I have never planned for a tri (obviously) but I have plenty of time and motivation. I'm off to look at training programs and find out what a "brick" is.
A brick workout is you bike then run.
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