By Cherie Gruenfeld
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If you’re not working on something, you’re just working. 4) Be honest with yourself about your goals. ” It’s great fun being the big fish in a little pond and if your goal is to be the local hero, then by all means go for it. But if your goals are on a larger scale, you need to get out and test yourself. Don’t be intimidated. Enter some big races and see what happens. On the other hand, if you find you’re exclusively racing big, high-profile races, take the pressure off once in awhile and race locally.
Then do it all again at the race site if you’ve had to transport your bike by air. (Tip: Luggage handlers at many airports, including Kona, turn bike cases upside down to keep them from rolling off the baggage carts. ) Check your spares: If you’ve never had a flat and have simply packed around the same spare tubes or tires in every race for years, open them up and check them out. Make sure they haven’t hardened and cracked. If you’re a newbie, practice changing both tires and tubes. ). Take a tip from pilots who rely on checklists before each flight.
And that will make you podium worthy. 2007 10:49 Uhr Seite 54 Photo: John Segesta BECOME AN IRONMAN ••• 54 Becoming Ironman Teresa Rider, 2006 45-49 Ironman World Champion 10 Faster Is Better: Running A successful Ironman Triathlon is all about the run. 4 mile swim and 112 miles on the bike before you even put on your running shoes. If you look at the results of any Ironman race, any age group, either gender, you will find an instructive pattern. The top three finishers in the age group might have had the fastest bike splits, but often they didn’t.
Becoming an ironman : triathlon by Cherie Gruenfeld