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Endurance Hour #243

This week Dave and Wendy answer the following question from Joe via email: 

I am interested in entering a 2 day race next year that consists of a 50 mile mountain bike race on Saturday followed by trail marathon on Sunday. I am considering buying your “Ironman 70.3 Training Plan for Beginners: 16 weeks” but have a couple of questions.

Question 1: Considering that I will not swim in my race (no interest), should I just keep the plan as-is and just take out the swim workouts? Or perhaps, I should modify it in additional ways?

Question 2: Considering that this race is not until August 2018 and that I am not in racing shape or weight, should I start with the “Ironman 70.3 Training Plan for Beginners: 16 weeks” plan then stack the “Ironman Training Plan for Beginners: 16 weeks”? That would put me right at 8 month mark.

Regards, Joe

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Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson is a Multimedia Producer, 5x Ironman Triathlon Finisher, Freelance Reporter, Videographer, Podcaster and Host. Before the Endurance Hour, Dave spent 15 years working as a TV News Anchor and Reporter with international assignments in Iraq, Haiti, Canada, Mexico and Panama. Dave graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Social Sciences.

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