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By Jan Guenther

March 31st

Time to start my personal journey on training for yet another IRONMAN at almost 60 years of age. My goal is to blog it, for several reasons:


To justify my spending time and money on my 7th IM (5 in Wisconsin and 2 in Hawaii) because it will cut into my work and brain energy to think about Gear West as I start jumping on the training in July and August;


I will keep more abreast of what is happening in the triathlon world (helpful for business). I have raced tri’s for a very long time, from 1983 till now. Lots of change has occurred. As I have told many who look at my ancient 1985 Hawaii IM pictures, power bars were not invented and neither were aero bars, clipless pedals, comfy bike seats,...

bikes that fit women and so much more. I would not send my worst enemy out on what I road thru Kona in 1985, but some how we all managed and did it;


I will force myself to learn how training technology can help. I am using Anthony Jagielo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for coaching and of course he wants me to use a Garmin, a heart rate monitor, a power meter and understand how to download all that stuff! I have never used any of that in the past, including compression socks and an aero helmet. But it is time to improve gadgets that help me as my body slows down;


Which brings me to my last and most interesting goal, to learn how to best train for an IM at 60. I have randomly done IM’s in the past, and if I wanted to win my age group, doing Hawaii again at age 44 was rather stupid. My goal this year is to do as well as I can, as the youngest in my age group. To do so and reduce injury, training must change….READ MORE

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0 #1 Lizzie Brammer 2019-04-09 12:48
Go Jan!-I’m looking forward to reading your blogs along the way to the IM! Noah is training for a half in July. I’ve decided to try a Tri too and am currently shopping around for the shortest possible distance. Ha
Thanks for sharing your advice and thoughts, you inspire us!
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