Episode 72: IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Taper, Race Strategy, and Planning

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In this episode, Coach Dave Jimenez does a deep dive on the final preparation for for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3. He covers the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Taper, Race Strategy, and Planning. Dave breaks this episode down covering the following:

Leading up to the Race

  • Tapering and Training During the Taper
  • Nutrition – Topics like carb loading, etc.
  • Mental Preparation
  • Rest and Sleep
  • Race Check-In
  • Gear Preparation, Gear Bags, and Turning in the Bike/Gear Bags

RESOURCE: Comprehensive IRONMAN Gear Bag Checklist

Race Day

  • Race Morning – Having the Right Mindset
  • Nutrition on Race Morning
  • Race Morning/Pre-Race Protocol
  • Transition Race Morning
  • Race Nutrition
  • The importance of race day execution.


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