Chrissie Wellington has long moved on from triathlon. But the 4-time Ironman World Champion says these days, she’s achieving even more.
The answer isn't as simple as you think.
Sure, a marathon and Ironman run leg both cover 26.2 miles - but that doesn't mean they're the same. Our experts lift the veil on the mysteries behind the elusive "standalone triathlete marathon." Read on for tips on pacing, nutrition, and predicting how fast you can actually go.
With a few tweaks and changes in focus points, a triathlete can effectively train for a solid offseason marathon, while still keeping some of the balance provided by swimming and biking.