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How long does it take to swim a half Ironman?

How long does it take to swim a half Ironman?

What is the average Half Ironman time? Across all amateur athletes, the average Half Ironman time is 5:51:25 for Men, and 6:18:13 for Women. Broken down by discipline, on the Men’s side this works out to a swim time of 38:51, a bike time of 2:54:38, and a run time of 2:04:16.

How long should you train for a half Ironman?

“A person can go from zero to an Olympic distance [. 9-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run] in about 12 weeks. You need only about an 8-10 week bump on top of that to get to a half-Ironman. It’s a pretty achievable goal.”

How far is the swim in a 1/2 Ironman?

1.2 miles
Half Ironman Distance Triathlon = Swim distance is 1.2 miles or approximately 2000 yards. Ironman Distance Triathlon = Swim distance is 2.4 miles or approximately 4000 yards.

What is the swim cut off in a half Ironman?

1 hour and 10 minutes
What are the course cut-off times? Swim: Each wave will have 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the swim. Athletes who take longer than 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the swim will receive a DNF.

What is the slowest IRONMAN time?

But what about the slowest races overall? Those honors go to the Philippines, where we find both the 70.3 and full Ironman courses with the slowest average finishing times: 6:45:27 and 14:31:02, respectively. Only one North American event makes it on either list of slowest or fastest Ironman courses: Ironman St.

Is a half Ironman harder than a marathon?

But because it’s full-impact body pounding the entire time, the marathon is harder. If you are only there to complete, a half IRONMAN is definitely easier due to the variety and the fact that swimming and cycling take less of a toll on your body than running. Try walking a marathon – you won’t finish in time.

Can you do a half Ironman without training?

Most likely yes. I finished the Door County Half-Iron this past Sunday with very little recent training. Having done no bike or swim training since late last year, 3 weeks ago I began hitting the YMCA pool and stationary bike. I did 4 bike sessions one hour each, and 4 swim sessions culminating in a 45 minute swim.

How many laps in a pool is 2.4 miles?

25 Yard pool (Short Course)

Miles Yards Laps
½ mile about 800 yards 16 Laps
1 mile (Olympic Distance) about 1700 yards 34 Laps
1.2 miles (Half Ironman Distance) about 2000 yards 40 Laps
2.4 miles (Ironman Distance) about 4000 yards 80 Laps

How many laps in the pool is 1.2 miles?

What are the swim workouts for a half Ironman?

Swim workouts are general distances but specific workouts can be found on our Half Ironman Triathlon Swim Workouts. Recovery Recovery Recovery Recovery (choice) 1000 yds.

Can You Swim 2.4 miles for Ironman?

For many triathletes, the swim is the most intimidating element of training and racing. Try these four workouts to give yourself the prep you need. The IRONMAN 2.4 mile swim can be intimidating if you haven’t done the right prep with swim training.

What are the best swim workouts for triathlons?

Because training to a specific pace will keep you motivated and helps you to swim hard or easy at the right times. These workouts can be used for various types of triathlons including Sprint Distance, Olympic and IRONMAN 70.3. All seven swim workouts assume you can swim at least 500 meters or yards, non-stop.

How to warm up for an Ironman swim?

Warm up with 300 choice, then go right into the main set (400 steady pull with paddles, rest 15 seconds, 4 x 100 mod hard, rest 5 seconds, 4 x 50’s hard, rest 5 seconds) repeat 4x and rest 3min between sets. Cool down with 200 choice.