GO LONG OR GO HOME Mov­ing from Olympic to Half Dis­tance

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES - WITH ME­LANIE MC­QUAID

DE­SPITE THE FACT that it’s well over twice the dis­tance, pre­par­ing for a half-dis­tance triathlon ac­tu­ally re­quires sim­i­lar train­ing to an Olympic dis­tance race pro­gram. If your present Olympic dis­tance train­ing plan is ef­fec­tive, you won’t have to make dras­tic changes. A lot of the train­ing for Olympic dis­tance triathlon works for the half dis­tance. The key ar­eas to fo­cus on are proper pac­ing, con­sis­tent nu­tri­tion and com­fort on the bike. Here are some ideas to help adapt your present Olympic dis­tance train­ing pro­gram for a half:

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