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2013-12-01 11:08 AM

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Subject: ITU long distance training plan
Hi all,

I qualified for the ITU long distance worlds in China in Sept and I'm trying to think about a training plan. Since this is an "odd" distance (4k swim, 120k bike, 30k run) I can't find any existing plans. Should I upgrade and make a custom plan, or would I be OK using an IM distance plan since the swim is iron distance anyway and the other 2 are long than HIM? I know others on here qualified - what are you guys planning to do?

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2013-12-02 7:39 AM
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Subject: RE: ITU long distance training plan

I am one of the others who is planning on going....granted if funds are available. 

I have not really planned out my training plan yet but my original thought process was to just do an IM training plan.  A friend of mine who I work with, we do a lot of training and racing together, he is doing IM Chattanooga in 2014.  My thought was to jump in with his training a little bit.

2013-12-02 8:31 AM
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Congrats! I'll be joining you over there as well..

I have a coach (Karen Hicks...she's on here as well) and we are looking at intensity over time for training for me this year with all the personal stuff going on.

2013-12-02 7:38 PM
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Thanks, that's kind of what I was thinking. I'm still working on the budget too (and it would take almost all of my vacation days), but I'm kind of obsessed… making up training plans and planning side vacations while I wait to get the email from USAT with more info (at which point I guess I'll decide for sure). Based on times from previous years I might be last in my age group, but still…. who knows when I'm going to get this chance again?

I'm also considering USAT AG nationals (for basically the same who knows if i'll get this chance again reason), but I might need a coach to help me figure out a training plan that works for both since they are only 6 weeks apart which puts nationals right in the middle of the 2 biggest training weeks if I follow an IM plan. Plus shipping the bike to China? How soon do you think you'd have to drop it off in order to get it there?

TriGuy - I just noticed you are in Greenville - me too! Maybe we could train together some, or at least if anyone is going along with you to cheer they could meet my husband ahead of time so they can hang out during the race.
2013-12-02 9:33 PM
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Plus shipping the bike to China? How soon do you think you'd have to drop it off in order to get it there?



You can always take it on the plane with you and just pay the baggage fee. That's probably what I'm going to do.
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