Pro Ironman triathlete Alyssa Godesky came on The Consummate Athlete Podcast recently to share some tips on training for triathlon, and she DELIVERED. Her best swim, bike and run tips are invaluable, so we decided to put them on here for easy access.
Give the episode a listen, and enjoy her best advice here for cycling:
First, I would say that for someone who’s done a triathlon and maybe wants to do an Ironman, do it on the bike you have.
I see it so it happen so much, where people throw money into buying an expensive bike. And then it just becomes a stressor because then they feel like they have to love it. But if you can just take away that stress of having spent a huge chunk of money on something, it’s such a relief.
Just take that away, do the race on the bike you have. OK, if you only have a mountain bike, maybe try and acquire some time and kind of a road bike… but a standard road bike, with some clip on Aero bars if you want, is great.
Do it on that and don’t worry about it and then just get out and ride your bike.
You can set up a road bike to be essentially the same as a time trial bike and unless you’re at the point where you’re really in it and want to do it as a career, then you don’t really need the specific time trial bike.
And unless you can spend a ton of time on the TT bike, it’s definitely not worth it. If you if you can’t ride it regularly, then why would you have it?
Try and ride 100 miles before the IronMan, please! If you can do it twice, that’s even better. Work on the nutrition. Some of the best advice that was given to me was the bike is just the buffet to set yourself up to have a good run. So if you can do that, and then you can have a good run, your experience is going to be so much better.
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