24/06/17 i'm planning an Olympic distance triathlon. The week afterwards 02/07/2017 i'm planning a Triathlon 70.3. Is that a smart idea or is there too little time to recover between the two races. I am used to Olympic distance races but it will be my first Triathlon 70.3. Any tips or advice?
PS: I am a 33 years old man and i do triathlon for 4 years now.
Not sure if it is a good idea, however, last year I did an Olympic tri the week before my first 70.3 - it was easily my fastest OD, and I did the 70.3 in under 5h30m which was much faster than I was expecting
I think that the OD helped my 70.3, I certainly felt no ill effects, but I am not an expert
at the time I was 44 and had 1 year of triathlons behind me.
My personal opinion is that it will depend on how strong you think you are in terms of your physical and mental condition, maybe a week will be a very short time between both races to recover but if you decide to do it, you should plan a very lightweight work during the recover week so you body wont arrive fatigated to the race.
You should be fine if your training has been based on doing the 70.3. The OD will be like a test event to see just how good your 70.3 prep has gone and may fill you with confidence. A really easy week in between obviously. If you have been training for an OD and hope to have a decent 70.3 on the back of that, you may be in for a surprise! A HM after 56 miles is a lot harder than 10k after a 25 miler. Either way, you've signed up for them, so go and enjoy them and learn from the experience. Update this thread with how it went. ! ????
I saw a great interview of Parys Edwards who is a professional triathlete. She gives some great tips and advice.