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10/25/2012

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Auris123

This is really good advice for me as my IM run is very slow (almost as slow as my bike time of just over 6hrs) & I always thought it was because I was such a bad runner but now I'm thinking it's due to me not concentrating enough on my cycling.

On another note I've recently adopted Prof Tim Noakes low carb diet which has resulted in substantial weight loss and has lead to an improvement in my running speed.

I also feel better & feel as though I can do more quality workouts and I'm therefore really looking forward to a huge improvement in my next race (70.3 IM in Jan).

If anyone's interested in what Tim Noakes' low carb/high fat/high protein diet is about, see the link below;

http://www.total-health-fitness.com/blog/tim-noakes-on-carbohydrates

Larkin

Joel, so I'm getting ready for my first 70.3. I'm assuming the concept is the same. If so, is 2x/week swimming too little? Thanks for your brilliant insights!
jeremy

Larkin

PS - i meant "JOE"..not Joel. Fingers got a little frisky.

Joe Friel

Larkin--So long as you have good swim technique that should work ok. See my blog post today (Nov 15, 2012) for a bit more on this.

Marcus

Hi Joe,

I have done some 70.3 races and will (hopefully) participate IM Zurich july 2013. I just signed up for your IM program for first IM timers.

A modest reflexion after having reviewed the full content and been following the program for three weeks as a prep period: most of the the bike sessions, even in the build part, are done in zone 1-2 while a higher proportion of the running sessions are in done in zone 3 and even include speed skills.

Wouldn't it be more logical to alternate the bike 1-2 zone training with 3-4 (incl speed skills) and only focus on zone 1-2 for the running sessions??

Or did I pay for a 'too easy' program?

Regards,

Marcus

Joe Friel

Marcus--I think that would be fine. Go ahead.

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